If you suffer from excruciating back pain that interferes with daily life, surgery and pain medications aren’t your only option. Led by chiropractor Josh Nelson, DC, the team at One Light Medical offers conservative, holistic treatment for back pain. To learn more about your treatment options for back pain, call the Lubbock, Texas office or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain affects almost everyone at some point. This common condition is a leading cause of doctor visits, missed workdays, and job-related disability among adults. 

Most back pain is short-term, which means it lasts a few days to a few weeks. When back pain persists for longer than 12 weeks, it’s considered chronic. 

Chiropractic care is a natural, noninvasive, and effective treatment for back pain. Patients may benefit from chiropractic adjustments when repeated surgeries and conventional medicine fail to lessen their back pain. 

What causes back pain?

There are many causes of back pain, ranging from poor posture to underlying medical conditions like a herniated disc. The One Light Medical team treats a wide range of conditions that cause back pain, including:

Sprains and strains

The most common causes of short-term back pain include muscle strains and ligament sprains. Both of these conditions can happen when you twist or lift something with improper form. 

Disc problems

Spinal discs are pads of rubbery cartilage filled with a gel-like substance. Disc degeneration and herniation are among the most common causes of low back pain, neck pain, and sciatica.


Sciatica is pain that radiates from your low back (lumbar spine) into the hip and down the back of your leg. This pain occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched, usually by a herniated disc. 


Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between your vertebrae breaks down. Sometimes, osteoarthritis leads to spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the passageway for your spinal cord.

How is back pain treated?

The team at One Light Medical takes a holistic approach to treat back pain. After he reviews your symptoms and medical history, he performs a physical exam to determine the cause of your back pain. 

Then, they discuss all of the treatment options for your specific condition and spends time answering your questions. Depending on your needs, treatment for back pain may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments, such as spinal manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutritional counseling

For holistic, noninvasive treatment of back pain, call One Light Medical or book an appointment online today.