Back pain is one of the most prevalent, uncomfortable, and debilitating ailments worldwide. Back pain is also a common cause of disability and a leading cause of missing work. Back pain is often triggered by muscle strains or damage to the discs in the spine. Chiropractic care is an effective method of treatment to provide pain relief and support the recovery process.
If you live in or around Woodland, Madison, Esparto, or Davis, CA, contact Dr. Phillips to schedule a consultation for your back pain. We will create a customized treatment plan that does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can be caused by an injury, activity, poor posture, or a medical condition. Some conditions that we treat include the following:
Ruptured and bulging discs: The discs shield each vertebra in the spine. If the disc herniates or bulges, pressure will compress the nerves, resulting in back pain.
Abnormal curvature of the spinal cord: If the spine curves in an awkward way it can result in back pain.
Arthritis: In some instances, arthritis in the spine can cause the space within the spine to become narrow. This condition is referred to as spinal stenosis. Osteoarthritis can also affect the lower back.
Sciatica: This is a sharp shooting pain that radiates through the buttocks and down the back of the leg. It is often caused by a ruptured or bulging disc pressing against a nerve.
The Symptoms of Back Pain
Apart from the obvious pain, you may also experience the following:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Urinary incontinence
- Pain radiating down the legs
- Persistent back pain that is not eased by resting or lying down
- Inflammation in the back
- Numbness around the buttocks
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
Chiropractors provide relief for back pain along with other injuries. Struggling with back pain can be uncomfortable and limiting. Our chiropractor at Philips Chiropractic will create a customized treatment plan that incorporates the following treatment modalities:
- Soft Tissue Therapy
- Manual Therapy
- Exercise Therapy or Self-Management
- Nutritional Supplements
Contact Our Chiropractor for Back Pain Relief
Many people choose to tough it out by ignoring their back pain rather than seeking proper treatment. Leaving back pain untreated will often cause the condition to become chronic and could become worse. If you are suffering from back pain and live in or around Woodland, Madison, Esparto, or Davis, call our team at Phillips Chiropractic today at (530) 666-2526 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.