Back pain makes it difficult to perform your daily tasks. You may even miss work when the pain flares-up, and getting relief may mean undergoing invasive procedures, like surgery and taking powerful prescription pain medications that could lead to developing a dependency. Thankfully, there is an alternative. Our chiropractic back pain specialist offers non-invasive treatments for upper and lower back pain that do not involve surgery or medications.
3 Reasons a Chiropractor Is Considered the Best Back Pain Doctor
It is estimated that 31 million individuals in the United States have some degree of low back pain at any given time. It is considered the number one cause of disability and missed days at work, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). When it comes to treating back pain with the best back pain doctor, going to a chiropractor is considered one of the most beneficial choices. This is because chiropractors don’t advocate for the use of invasive procedures, like surgery and steroid injections. They also want to help you reduce, and, if possible, eliminate your reliance on powerful prescription pain medications.
Natural Pain Relief
Chiropractic care provides natural pain relief through holistic treatment options, like chiropractic adjustments. that help your body heal and can speed up the recovery process. This means that instead of prescribing prescription pain medications that mask pain and potentially lead to a dependency, the treatment options help heal the causes of your chronic or acute low back pain or upper back pain. As your injuries heal, you may notice that your pain levels have decreased and that you have an improved range of motion and flexibility in your back.
Addresses Root Cause of Problems
Lower or upper back pain is often caused by an injury to the muscles, discs, ligaments, tendons or muscles. Pain is the way your body tells you that you are injured and need treatment. Chiropractic care from our chiropractor in Santa Clara can help heal the causes of your pain so that you have the best chance of making a complete recovery and experiencing little to no pain from the injuries in the future.
Little to No Side Effects
Because chiropractic care doesn’t advocate for the use of invasive procedures, like steroid injections and surgery, and doesn’t advocate for masking the pain with medications, there are few to no side effects associated with the treatment. This means that your chiropractic treatments will not interfere with your medications or any other treatments you are receiving from your family doctor. The most common side effect is a little bit of soreness after your chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain and Upper Back Pain
Chiropractic care has proven to be effective at reducing back pain and healing the underlying injuries. When we talk about chiropractic care, generally, we are talking about non-invasive procedures, like chiropractic adjustments, that help ensure the vertebrae are properly aligned and help un-pinch nerves and other soft tissues that may be contributing to your low back and upper back pain.
Manual and Instrument Adjustments
Manual adjustments and instrument adjustments are often the first treatments utilized by our back pain specialist in Santa Clara. Chiropractic adjustments seek to correct misalignments of the spine, which can inflame the soft tissues of the back. Once these misalignments are corrected, blood flow increases to the injured area and soft tissue inflammation is reduced, which helps provide pain relief while facilitating the healing process. Manual and instrument adjustments help heal herniated discs, pinched nerves, overuse injuries, and sprains and strains.
Low Back Pain Treatment
Low back pain occurs in the lumbar spine, which includes the S1 and L2 through L5 vertebra. Pain in the lower back can be acute or chronic. Acute back pain is characterized by discomfort that lasts anywhere from several days to several weeks, but not longer than three months. Chronic back pain is characterized by pain that has persisted for three months or longer. If you have moderate to severe back pain, our Santa Clara chiropractor’s lower back pain treatment options may be able to help reduce your discomfort and heal the underlying injury.
Symptoms and Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain can be caused by a variety of injuries and conditions, including herniated disks, pulled muscles, pinched nerves, scoliosis or other spinal irregularities, degenerative joint disease, sciatica, spondylosis, arthritis and spinal stenosis. If you have an injury in your lower back, you may experience:
- a dull aching sensation in the lower back
- feeling like the back is unstable
- increased pain after sitting for a long period of time
- increased pain while performing certain daily tasks
- loss of range of motion in the back
- pain that is worse in the morning
- pain that travels from the lower back into the legs (one or both)
Lower Back Pain Treatment Options
If you’re looking for natural low pain relief that doesn’t involve the prescribing of powerful pain medications and undergoing back surgery, chiropractic care for low back pain may be the answer.
Complete Diagnosis for Low Back Pain Relief
Every chiropractic treatment program for low back pain relief starts with a thorough evaluation and exam from our Santa Clara chiropractor. This exam includes taking a complete medical history, learning about when your back pain started and if anything you do increases or decreases your pain. From there, our chiropractor may recommend digital images to get a clearer picture of your injuries or condition.
KST stands for Korean Specific Technique, and it works well to help relieve back pain, especially if that pain is caused by imbalances in the body. It starts with challenging the muscles and soft tissues in the body in order to locate muscle weakness and spine and joint misalignments. Next, we check the systems of the body to see if an instrument adjustment is needed. Lastly, we perform an adjustment on the areas that were indicated during the checking phase.
Why We’re Best Lower Back Pain Doctor in Santa Clara
If you need back pain relief, our lower back pain doctor in Santa Clara can help. Our chiropractor has more than 35 years of experience in treating musculoskeletal back pain injuries from car accidents, sports injuries, degenerative disk disease and even arthritis. We are a cash practice, which means you don’t have to have insurance to visit us. To schedule an appointment for your low back pain.