Sunnyvale Chiropractor – Back Pain

Whether you have back pain associated with a degenerative condition or back problems as a result of an injury, Mission Chiropractic offers complete chiropractic care, evaluation and treatment plans that identify the underlying causes and relieve chronic pain naturally without medication or surgery.

Causes of Back Pain

Back problems can occur suddenly following an accident, or they may progress gradually over time. Whether you experience back discomfort as a constant dull ache or a sudden sharp pain; back issues originate from a range of causes including old injuries, sprains and strains, disc ruptures, and disc breakdowns. Other causes for back pain include muscle tightening and muscle spasms which may be linked to conditions, such as arthritis, scoliosis, fibromyalgia and pregnancy.

How Can a Chiropractor Help Back Pain?

In whichever way your back problem is manifesting, receiving a proper alignment of the spine from a licensed Mission Chiropractic chiropractor can provide relief and restore mobility. The vertebrae in your spine are made up of bones and ligaments that keep the back stable, with soft discs acting as shock absorbers to cushion a lifetime of strains and impacts. Despite this protection, the spinal cord is quite vulnerable to injury and if the surrounding nervous system is adversely affected, the body’s communication will break down and physical pain will result. Misalignments in the spine are often the primary reason behind chronic back pain and back problems. Mission Chiropractic chiropractors combine a range of chiropractic care techniques and adjustments that strengthen and balance your spine to allow natural healing and pain relief.

Spinal Adjustments and Other Chiropractic Techniques for Back Pain

Our Sunnyvale chiropractors customize chiropractic spinal adjustments to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves to help restore proper functioning of the entire body. A spine that is well aligned reduces pain and promotes overall wellness. Mission Chiropractic chiropractic care for back pain may also include ultrasound, electrical stimulation and lifestyle recommendations in addition to spinal manipulations.

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain?

Mission Chiropractic chiropractors treat the whole person and carefully review a variety of factors when providing chiropractic care for patients with back problems. Nutritional counselling and other lifestyle changes are addressed, in combination with spinal adjustments and a review of a patient’s posture and flexibility, to focus on healing the issues contributing to back pain.

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be a safe and effective method for treating upper, middle and lower back pain. Research studies have revealed chiropractic care to be helpful in treating osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia through various techniques including moderate pressure used in chiropractic deep tissue massage. Mission Chiropractic chiropractors work in conjunction with other health providers to develop comprehensive treatment plans for a range of back problems.

Facts About Back Pain

  • Lower back pain is the most common cause of disability in the US.
  • Back pain is the most common complaint reported by hospital emergency room doctors.
  • Each year, more than 50% of Americans visit a health care provider with a back problem.