Back Pain Causes and Treatments
Back pain is experienced by eight out of ten people at some point in their lives, making it one of the most common medical problems. Chiropractic care and complementary treatments can help relieve back pain. At Pacific Empire Chiropractic in Chino, CA we specialize in spinal health. Our chiropractor, Dr. Gary Sannes, helps patients every day with issues related to back pain.
Common Types and Causes of Back Pain
The most common type of back pain is mechanical pain. This occurs in the muscles, ligaments, joints, or bones near the spine. The pain is often caused by repetitive movements including twisting, bending, and standing. It can also be caused by poor posture and inactivity.
Radicular pain is another common type of back pain. It is caused by irritation of the spinal nerves. This pain is often sharp, and it can radiate to the upper back or the leg. Some patients also experience burning or numbness with this type of pain.
Treatment for Back Pain
The exact treatment for your back pain will depend on the cause of the pain. Your lifestyle and medical history will also be considered. A personalized treatment plan will be developed that may include lifestyle changes, exercise, and complementary treatments in addition to chiropractic care.
Chiropractic adjustment is often used. It will realign the structures of the spine which are often the cause of pain. In addition to the spine, other joints, including the knees and hips, may be adjusted as well. Chiropractic adjustment can also relieve tight muscles, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation.
Spinal decompression can also be an effective treatment for both mechanical and radicular pain. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine relieving pressure on nerves and discs. It can relieve pain and helps improve the flow of oxygen and nutrients in the discs allowing them to heal.
Massage therapy can be used on its own or in conjunction with spinal manipulation and spinal decompression, depending on the cause of your pain. It can relieve pain, particularly in your muscles. It also aids in overall relaxation and promotes health and wellness.
Cold Laser therapy is another complementary treatment. Light from a laser is applied to the area. It is known to reduce back pain and swelling, relieve muscle soreness and spasms, treat soft tissue injuries, and relieve pain caused by arthritis.
Back Pain Relief in Chino, CA
If you need relief from back pain in Chino, Riverside, or the surrounding communities, contact Pacific Empire Chiropractic today at (909) 464-9880. Our chiropractor, Dr. Gary Sannes, will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and the best treatment.