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Bloomington Back Pain Specialists

Are you suffering from low back pain and are looking for relief? You have come to the right place! 


All of our chiropractors are have GREAT SUCCESS with treating LOW BACK PAIN.
We will get to the root cause of your low back pain, so when we treat it, it will not only feel better but be less likely to return. That is the Drummond Difference.

Looking for stretches, exercises and other home remedies for low pain relief? Scroll down further. Before you try any new remedy, talk with your health care provider to verify it is appropriate for your specific condition. Hopefully that is one of our chiropractors here at Drummond Chiropractic.

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"So this has been a bit of a journey (10 months total) with back pain. Having herniated disc and sciatica pain down leg and into foot for oer 8 months. At month 6, I went to Dr. Karin Drummond and she started to get to work. It was a process as I was in very bad condition, but I am now OFFICIALLY STRAIGHT!! No sciatica pain and only very minimal aches in the back after long days, I STRONGLY recommend her to anyone. It's a process (4 months of chiropractic service), but trust the process!! Thank you Dr. Karin!"

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You may even be a one visit wonder... We love these! It is great for our egos when patients walk in, bent over crippled with pain and then walks out with a smile on their face and a skip to their step. 

But if you have a pinched nerve or sciatica, don't wait! Waiting could result in permanent nerve damage! With multiple experienced chiropractors on staff, we are likely to be able to get you an appointment today. Click Here to schedule with us.  We are here to help you on your journey back to health.  

If you want to learn more about pinched nerves, check out our Facebook:

Why your treatments may not be helping your low back pain

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LOOKING FOR RELIEF FROM LOW BACK PAIN:

Are you reading this because you are looking for home remedies for your back pain? Maybe you are finding yourself getting stiffer, and finding it more difficult to do the things you love to do.  Maybe your sleep is starting to get affected, negatively impacting your life. Maybe your condition is worsening, and starting to radiate down into your legs. Maybe you are feeling older than your years because you have a "hitch in your get along". Maybe you are simply curious to learn what our chiropractors can do for you.  

What ever the reason, all of our chiropractors here at Drummond Chiropractic are here to help you.  We provide the best assessment, treatment options and advice to get you back on track with the greatest results as fast as possible.  We find and treat for the root cause of the pain, not a temporary relief like pain relievers or massage. You may be surprised to learn your low back pain may be from an imbalance in your feet, from your computer desk not set up properly for you, or your mattress is to old.  Regardless of the cause of your low back pain, our goal is to find it and correct it.  If you are experiencing any pain, visit us today.

Bonus: we can bill insurance. 

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Once we determine the cause of your low back pain, we will treat you the same day if warranted, e-mail you a report of findings (ROF). This ROF will explain your condition, give you home advice on what to avoid, list your stretches and exercises prescribed during your visit, additional advice (i.e. to heat or ice), treatment modalities we will use, goals and plan of action to get you well in as few visits as possible. 

For an example of what our ROF looks like, check out:


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CURIOUS HOW WE TREAT Low Back PAIN?

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LOOKING FOR STRETCHES THAT MAY HELP YOUR LOW BACK PAIN?

Before I reveal to you how to relieve your low back pain, I must first inform you when it is imperative to seek medical attention. It would be irresponsible of me to say you could self-treat when, in fact, your low back pain could be a symptom of an underlying disease that needs medical treatment, if not immediate care. Before doing any advice from any website or video, make sure it is appropriate for your specific condition.

Warning signs of low back pain


low back stretches to improve lumbar range of motion


LOOKING FOR EXERCISES TO HELP STABILIZE YOUR LOW BACK?

Stabilizing Your Back Will Make You Less Prone To Injury.

low back exercises for lumbar stability and strengthening

Low back pain is often a symptom of a weak core. Many think they need to work out their low back muscles, when low back pain suffers usually need to stretch their back and strengthen their core. Check out Dr. Karin's favorite abdominal exercise. It does not look like she is doing much, but when done correctly, it is an exercise that will firm up the lower abdominal muscles. 

If this is too difficult, she has an easier abdominal work out version:

 

In Pain? Taking pain pills? STOP! 

natural pain relief options

Talk to your health care provider about using a TENs Unit for relief instead. Pain pills do not fix the problem, just mask it and are harmful if taken for more than a week or so.  Check out how to use our TENs machines here.


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Looking for home remedies for lumbar disc disease? 

Talk to your health care provider about using a Lumbar Saunders Home Traction Unit. Learn more about the Lumbar Saunders Home Traction Unit in our YouTube Video:

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All of our chiropractors specialize in low back pain.

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More Excerpts From Dr. Karin Drummond's Book:
Combat Low Back Pain

IF YOU HAVE ONE LEG that is longer than the other, be it from growing unevenly or the result of trauma (like a fractured leg that didn’t heal correctly), you may be experiencing low back pain as a result. 

Standing on uneven legs causes a tilt in your pelvis.   Remember, a tilted pelvis can cause your lumbar spine to curve, which can cause a strain or sprain in the low back (lumbar spine).

Tilted pelvis from a leg length discrepency

An example of a leg length discrepancy causing a pelvic tilt would be if your right upper leg is shorter than your left; this would cause your right pelvis to tilt down, as shown in the Figure above.

Another example would be if your right lower leg is shorter than your left. Then your right knee will be lower than your left, and this imbalance can cause knee pain. Plus, the right pelvis will tilt down on this lower leg. This will cause your spine to curve to the right and strain or sprain the low back (lumbar spine).

One way to correct this is to put a heel lift in the shoe worn on the foot of the short leg.

Happy heel lift

Your eyes like to be level with the horizon, so to keep your head level so you can see straight, your body has to compensate for your pelvic tilt by curving. This can occur anywhere in the spine. If the compensation of the tilted pelvis occurs at the lumbar (low back) spine, this can cause low back pain. To curve the low back, one side has to constantly contract the muscles, which is a strain on them. They will become tender to touch as these overworked muscles produce more metabolic waste (lactic acid) that burns.

Plus, when a muscle is held in a constantly contracted state, the lymphatic vessels are unable to drain this waste, and nutrient-filled blood is unable to flow in. This vicious cycle leads to low back pain. Over time, this strain speeds up the degeneration of the spine at these points of tension. 

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Checking Your Leg Length (a hidden cause of low back pain)

If you have low back pain, have a chiropractor check out your leg lengths. 

If the chiropractor discovers you have a true anatomical leg length discrepancy, only wear a heel lift if the difference is below your knees (Figure above). You should feel an improvement in your back pain within a couple of months.

If the leg length difference is in one of your thighs, wearing a heel lift can help your back, but it will make your knees uneven, which stresses them and can speed their degeneration (Figure below). You don’t want to trade an old problem for a new one.

Not happy heel lift

You have the right to have both a lower and upper leg bone difference. In this case, you may need a heel lift to make your knees even, but not enough to completely level off your pelvis.

This is why it is important to not just eyeball a leg length discrepancy or go by a pelvic X-ray alone. Before wearing a heel lift, measurements need to be taken of both your upper and lower leg bones. This is done by a scanogram.  A scanogram is nothing more than an X-ray (or CT scan) of your lower extremities. Talk to your health provider(s) to help determine what the best options are for you.

Collapsed Arches and Orthotics

If you have equal leg lengths, yet your pelvis tilts, the tilt could be caused by one foot collapsing more than the other when you walk. The foot that collapses more will cause the pelvis to tilt just like a short leg would.

  The solution for collapsed arches is orthotics (a supportive device you wear in your shoes to provide additional support for your feet.

To see if collapsed arches are the cause of your low back pain, 

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Other hidden causes of low back pain:

Maybe your pain is from a sprained SI joint. Maybe you do not need to be adjusted but stabilized! 

Pain from an SI sprain


To see if an SI belt is the answer for you, get an evaluation today!

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Poor posture can lead to low back pain:

If you have low back pain, improving your posture should help. Poor posture puts pressure on the low back as it strains to hold your torso up while being compressed from the slouched position. To learn more about how to improve your posture, check out my book, Combat Slouching. The following advises how to improve the workstation to help better you posture. Remember to also move and stretch frequently.

work ergonomic

a POOR mattress CAN LEAD TO LOW BACK PAIN:

If you have low back pain, it may be from a poor mattress, or a good mattress that has become too old and worn.

low back pain due to a poor mattress


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Drummond Chiropractic, LLC
You Downtown Low Back Pain Specialists
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812)336-2423

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Our Location

565 North Walnut Street | Bloomington, IN 47404

Office Hours

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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed