San Jose Chiropractor: Back Pain
Chronic back pain can interfere with ordinary daily activities and significantly diminish your ability and quality of life at work and at home. The licensed chiropractors at Mission Chiropractic in San Jose provide comprehensive treatment plans that are specifically designed to alleviate back pain by addressing the originating underlying causes. Symptoms may stem from:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Poor posture
- Stiff muscles and joints
- Herniated disc problems
- Overuse injury
- Trauma injury
Symptoms and Signs of Back Pain
Regardless of the condition associated with your back problem, back pain frequently manifests and extends to muscles and bones producing discomfort in the hip and leg areas. Numbness, muscle spasms, inflammation and joint dysfunction are signs of chronic back issues and can be traced to spinal misalignments experienced in specific primary areas.
Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain is often related to excessive pressure from injuries linked to myofascial pain syndrome, muscular strain and whiplash. A Mission Chiropractic chiropractor will diagnose upper back pain and design a tailored chiropractic care plan during your initial consultation at our San Jose clinic.
Lower Back Pain
Patients experience lower back pain due to a wide range of causes- accidents, poor posture, traumatic injury and falls- which will affect the base of the spine and nearby muscles and may cause nerve compression and disc degeneration resulting in acute and chronic pain. Our San Jose chiropractor will perform spinal adjustments to rectify improper joint movement, loosen tightened muscles, reduce inflammation and realign the body to promote natural healing of the lower back.
Middle Back Pain
Less common than upper and lower back issues — pain in the middle of the back may signify a range of spinal conditions that typically cause discomfort to the entire midsection such as spinal stenosis, spinal cord injury and scoliosis. Mission Chiropractic chiropractors work closely with other health professionals to design comprehensive treatment plans that address the specifics of your condition.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Problems
Unlike certain drug therapies, effective chiropractic care for chronic back problems involves more than simply masking pain and addressing the symptoms. A true chiropractic approach is aimed at identifying the underlying source of back pain and problems and developing an individualized treatment program that not only relieves discomfort, but restores overall wellbeing. Patients are thoroughly evaluated at our fully equipped chiropractic clinic in San Jose and receive treatments that may include:
Manual Adjustments - Combined with soft tissue restoration to facilitate mobility and realign vertebrae.
Soft Tissue Rehabilitation Therapy - Focusses on restoring range of motion to damaged soft tissues in the back and neck using a variety of chiropractic methods that include massage therapy, myofascial release and muscle stretching and strengthening.
Corrective Exercise Programs - Are designed for home care regimens in addition to nutritional counselling geared toward healing back problems in conjunction with manual therapies.
Mission Chiropractic chiropractic care is based upon finding the best health solutions for each patient through effective diagnosis and treatment of back pain problems in conjunction with the recommendations of any other health care providers to improve mobility and promote a better quality of life.