Valley Spinal Care
Chiropractic Clinics & Integrative Medicine located in Scottsdale, AZ & Phoenix, AZ
Back pain is common, and many people manage it with daily medication. At Valley Spinal Care in Downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, you can explore treatment options for back pain that reduce or eliminate the need for medication. Chiropractic care by our chiropractors and the team promotes healing in the back and reduces pressure on nerves around the spine. Schedule an appointment over the phone or book online today.
Back Pain Q&A
What is back pain?
Back pain is a common symptom that can result from multiple causes. If you feel a little discomfort in your back on occasion, you might not seek a professional diagnosis. However, if your back pain remains constant or gets worse, there are plenty of treatments that can improve the pain while helping you sleep better and avoid missing work.
Valley Spinal Care provides chiropractic care and alternative therapies that can improve your back pain without surgery. Your care starts with a consultation during which the team finds out about your lifestyle, general health, and ongoing symptoms. They determine why your back is hurting and the most suitable approach for managing your pain.
Which conditions cause back pain?
Back pain often appears in the lower back (lumbar spine). However, pain can develop anywhere in your back, depending on its cause. Aside from the spine, your back includes many supportive muscles, ligaments, tendons, and discs that can all undergo damage that leads to your need for back pain treatment.
You might experience back pain, tension, or stiffness due to:
- Muscle or ligament strains
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
If nerves exiting the spine are compressed by herniated discs, bone spurs, or other structural abnormalities within the back, you might feel referred pain in addition to or instead of back pain. Sciatica is one possible result of nerve compression in the low back, which is a term for shooting pain through your buttock and down the back of your leg.
How can a chiropractor treat back pain?
Each patient with back pain at Valley Spinal Care receives an individualized care plan that helps ease tension and pain. Chiropractic adjustments, a primary part of your treatment plan for back pain, aim to balance and align the spine so that your body is in the optimal position for natural healing. Often, chiropractic care reduces or eliminates the need for medications and surgery.
During chiropractic adjustments at Valley Spinal Care, the team manipulates your body with short, sudden movements that help take pressure off the spinal cord and nearby nerves. The office has a decompression table that the team can use to remove pressure from compressed nerves.
Besides chiropractic care, your back pain treatment might involve a few other strategies. Radial pressure wave therapy, or shockwave therapy, promotes faster healing for the musculoskeletal system using high-energy acoustic waves. You might also benefit from corrective exercise, massage therapy, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS), or trigger point injections.
To schedule an initial treatment consultation for prolonged or severe back pain, call Valley Spinal Care or book an appointment online today.
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