What can I do about my lower back pain without having to go to the chiropractor all the time?

Get a proper answer. Chiropractors do not diagnose but merely treat with deep massage based upon an outmoded theory of disease causation. The deep massage can sometimes temporarily relieve pain, but cannot treat the cause nor cure the condition. If you are going repeatedly to a chiro, then you have confirmed this understanding. For chronic pain or dysfunction, see your orthopedic specialist soon.
Posture, core. Learn about and practice good posture, body mechanics, lifting techniques. Strengthen your core muscles (glutes, abs, obliques, back muscles), and stretch key tight muscles, like your hamstrings.
Home exercises. Generally speaking a daily home exercise program, ice and heat and a healthy lifestyle including keeping your weight under control can help. Ask your doctor to give you information on a home exercise program.
Get a firm diagnosis. If you need chronic chiro treatments then there may a more significant mechanical injury to the discs or facet joints. You need a specific diagnosis and consultation with a spine specialist to advise about more effective treatments.

Related Questions

Neck n lower back pain. Chiropractor told me the neck n lower back cannot be treated at the same time coz it can cause spine to be unstable. True?

Not true. There is no such thing as making spine unstable by treating more than one area. You should see a spine specialist or physiatrist for more advice on this matter. Read more...
Unlikely. Although i haven't seen your x-rays or MRI scans, many middle/aged men and women have both cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions that co-exist. Many times physical therapy can be done concurrently.I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon w/ sub specialty training in spine . Best of luck! Read more...

Is it safe to see a chiropractor for lower back pain?

No. Not until you know the cause of your low back pain. There are some conditions that definitely should not be treatment with manual manipulation. Read more...
Usually. Chiropractors offer a benign, deep massage which is usually safe. But they do not cure and are not interested in cures. They want you to keep coming back. You should see an orthopedic specialist if you have low back pain for proper diagnosis and a treatment plan which could work. Read more...

Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Dealer's choice. Whichever one you find useful is fine. Both can be helpful or neither may, depending on the severity of the injury. Read more...
Depends. You need to have the cause of the pain evaluated. Your orthopod can do this and provide recommendations such as rest, proper medications, referral to a physical therapist or to a massage therapist. Chiropractors do not offer cures; only chronic deep massage. Acupuncture can ease some pain that is resistant to conventional therapy. Read more...
Consider a DO. You might want to seek out an osteopathic physician (do) who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat low back pain. Not only can they use similar manipulative techniques as the chiropractor, they can also treat whatever medical problems you have, giving you a full-spectrum of care. Read more...

Lower back pain lifting heavy stuff, it was pretty bad. It has happened again, chiropractor was a big help. Should I see a specialist & have a X-ray?

Perhaps. Vast majority of injuries to lower back following heavy lifting reslove with time, rest stretching and strengthening excercises. X-rays are done to rule out frature and will be negative in most of cases. Most likely you did not recover your strength in the back muscles after the last treatment so make sure you rehab yoursel this time if it occurs again then see specialist. Read more...

I have consistent lower back pain, chiropractor says I have 2 lower compressed spinal disks. Should I keep going to the doctor or if not, what do I do?

Communicate. Low back pain due to disc disease is common and frustrating. Treatment options include rest, pain or antiinflammation medication, and soft tissue work (chiropractic or physical therapy). If still hurting consider MRI to confirm diagnosis and physiatry to consider a local/disc "injection". Surgery should be considered for severe pain, and certainly for any weakness or bowel / bladder trouble. Read more...
See pain specialist. There can be several reasons for back pain including lumbar disc degeneration, muscle inflammation, facet joint arthritis/irritation, sacroiliac joint arthritis/irritation. Rarely a fracture or tumor. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. See a board certified pain specialist. For evaluation. Read more...
Normal wear & tear. Everyone gets disc degeneration as they get older. Imagine if you had sneakers that were 20yrs old. There probably wouldn't be much sole left. There is no way to reverse the wear and tear on the disc, but there is hope. Your best option will be exercise. Look into a beginners hatha yoga class for strength and stability. I would see a board certified pain specialist to have an evaluation. Read more...
Stop going. If you have "compresses spinal disks" then chiropractic manipulation is not going to help. Did you have an mri? This is the only study to image the disks? You need to see a specialist called a "pain interventionist" to be properly diagnosed. Read more...

Mri shows cyst in s2 (racepinephrine). With the presence of cyst, can I go to chiropractor for spinal manipulation for lower back pain? Will it affect cyst?

Will not affect cyst. Chiropractic spinal manipulation for lower back pain should not affect the s2 (racepinephrine) cyst. Read more...
No it will not . Affect the cyst, which is most likely a tarlov cysts, also known as perineurial cysts, which is an incidental finding on your mri, and not likely causing you any symptoms. Therapy does not affect the cyst. Read more...