Lower Back Pain Specialist

When patients in the greater Los Angeles area experience lower back pain, Dr. Michael Billauer offers comprehensive chiropractic care to relieve their pain and correct the misalignment or subluxation responsible for the pain. Dr. Billauer sees patients at his practice in Marina Del Rey, California.

Lower Back Pain Q&A

by Michael Billauer, DC

What causes lower back pain?

Your lower back provides significant support and balance to the body day and night, making it susceptible to radiant pain caused by imbalances elsewhere in the body. As a result, lower back pain can be caused by a wide variety of activities and conditions including:

  • Bending and improper lifting
  • Carrying objects that are too heavy or off-balance
  • Absence of correct posture
  • Impingement of the piriformis muscle
  • Knee or hip problems
  • Spinal conditions
  • Nerve -related problems like sciatica
  • Accidents
  • Osteoarthritis

Dr. Billauer uses comprehensive diagnostic techniques to identify the root cause of lower back pain enabling him to apply the correct treatments and adjustments to help his patients get pain relief, heal, and avoid future injuries.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve in the lumbar and sacrolumbar spine is compressed or irritated. Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that may shoot down one or both legs. It is often accompanied by a tingling, “pins and needles” sensation in the legs. Patients with sciatica often experience intense pain while sitting as well as weakness and mobility issues. Sciatica is not a diagnosis in itself, but a description of the symptoms caused by conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, or the narrowing of the spine caused by spinal stenosis.

How can a chiropractor help resolve issues of lower back pain?

Dr. Billauer provides his patients with a thorough diagnosis to identify the root cause of his or her lower back pain. He has extensive training and experience in applying manual adjustments to address subluxations and misalignment in the spine. Dr. Billauer uses hands-on evaluation techniques that are especially effective in identifying the true cause of lower back pain. This allows him to customize treatment to meet the unique needs of his patients, targeting the root cause of the pain as well as providing immediate and long-term pain relief. Dr. Billauer has had significant success in resolving lower back pain issues with chiropractic adjustments. In some cases he may suggest additional therapies such as:

  • Deep tissue manipulation
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Gentle stretching exercise


Dr. Billauer helps each of his patients lead their healthiest and best lives through his holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "His knowledge and general care for you as a patient is second to none. Best doc in the Marina!"

    Christopher C.
  • Yelp

    "Billauer adjusts the whole back as well as any other issues you're was experiencing - every session is totally catered for your personal ailments."

    Sveta S.
  • Yelp

    "He is a truly gifted chiropractor who has time after time over the years healed me where more traditional doctors have prescribed pain killers and/or surgery. "

    Debbie J.
  • Yelp

    "Michael is an AMAZING chiropractor. I felt a difference in just one session. I am so thankful to have found someone who is honest and great at being a chiropractor."

    Karla A.
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