Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Treatment from Your Vernon Hills Chiropractor

Your lower back is normally a solid and strong support for your body, but sometimes something unexpected can happen resulting in severe lower back pain and compromised movement. At Molloy Chiropractic Center in Vernon Hills, we offer you with the expertise and experience to alleviate your pain and heal your body.

About Your Lower Back

Also known as the lumbar spine, your lower back is a meticulously designed structure of connecting bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. These parts function together to give your body the support, strength and flexibility needed for seamless movement.

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Many things can cause lower back pain, but mostly it is caused by lifestyle or injury. To be more specific:


Anything from sitting at a desk all day to lifting heavy materials can cause your back pain. The careers where this is most common include:

  • Construction workers
  • Nursing home workers and nurses
  • Warehouse workers
  • Dentists and surgeons
  • Landscapers and gardeners
  • Store checkout personnel
  • Airline crew
  • Assembly line workers
  • Firefighters and police
  • Office personnel
  • Professional athletes

Our chiropractor at Vernon Hills Chiropractic will work with you to develop preventative measures to protect your lower back while on your job.


Poor posture is another cause of lower back pain. The lumbar spine is designed to work correctly, and when poor posture over time interferes, it puts strain on the spine.


Injury, whether from sports, job, accident or fall, can cause acute pain and damage to the lower back. Lifting, twisting, abrupt movements and trauma can be the beginning of sudden and even long-lasting pain. Injuries usually affect the intervertebral discs, compress nerve roots and result in improper movement of the spine’s joints.

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

As strange as it sounds, different kinds of pain are associated with lower back issues. Your Vernon Hills chiropractor will want to know if you experience any of the following:

  • Dull or aching pain
  • Pain that is worse after sitting
  • Pain that travels down the buttocks and legs
  • Pain that improves when you change positions

Your pain description is an important clue for your diagnosis.

How Our Chiropractor Diagnoses Lower Back Pain

To precisely diagnose the source of your pain depends on your input and description. The important information our chiropractor needs is accurate descriptions of the following:

  • Symptoms
  • Activity levels
  • Sleep habits
  • Posture preferences
  • Any recent or past injuries

With the answers to these in hand, the chiropractor will give you a thorough examination. Generally, your history and the exam enable a positive diagnosis.

How Our Chiropractor Will Evaluate and Help Treat Your Injury

In addition to recommending at-home remedies including rest, heat/ice, and over-the-counter pain medications, our chiropractor may also prescribe a targeted exercise regimen to strengthen your back. Other treatments may include:

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Narcotic pain medications
  • Back brace
  • Steroid injections

Schedule an Appointment with our Vernon Hills Chiropractor

Don’t suffer from lower back pain. Contact Molloy Chiropractic Center today at 847-367-7070 to schedule an appointment to begin your healing process.


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3:00 pm-6:00 pm


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

    I was first recommend to Dr. Molloy a few years ago, and then last year re-injured my back. Dr. Molloy was able to diagnose my problem even before the MRI. Began treating immediately, which after months of pain I finally was able to return to normal activities. I continue to visit for regular adjustments. The Doctor and his office staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Being able to see him on my schedule is great. Highly recommended.

    Steve M.

    DOC FIXED MY HEART ATTACK!!!! Seriously, after a morning at Condell ER for chest pain, nothing was found. Chest pain continued. Went to Doc, explained the pain. He adjusted a rib in my sternum I had sprained cleaning/moving my 230 pound Dad. Pain immediately GONE!! I have known Doc is a miracle worker for more than 30 years, but this took the cake!! I LOVE you all !!!

    Michele H.

    A huge shout out to Molloy Chiropractic! i was having trouble walking all day, and was in tremendous pain. By the time I got to the office I was losing feeling in my foot. I'm now able to stand upright and feel my toastir! Thank you!

    Nancy K.