When you experience acute or chronic upper or lower back pain, it begins to impact your quality of life. Pinpointing the source of the pain and finding relief requires a holistic view. While your physician advises you on your overall health, a chiropractor specializes in back and spine issues. if you are looking for back pain treatment in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Sheps is ready to assist you.
Back Pain Causes
One of the first steps of treatment involves determining the cause of your discomfort. Your spine is a complicated structure with a vital task. It serves as a node for nerves that communicate with your brain. Joints, bones, muscles, and ligaments intertwine in a delicate balance of function and interdependency.
Injury to a specific structure can cause back pain. Sprained ligaments, herniated discs, and pinched nerves are all possible culprits. Fortunately, all of these issues can be addressed through chiropractic care. Auto accidents and falls can also often cause severe back pain. Through a combination of lifestyle changes and chiropractic care, your chiropractor can help you alleviate pain due to poor posture, obesity, and stress.
Your chiropractor may use tests and observe the way you walk, sit and stand to determine your condition. Sometimes, your chiropractor will advise you to increase or decrease physical activity or perform strengthening exercises to increase your range of motion and release tension in your back.
Spinal Manipulation to Reduce Back Pain
Spinal manipulation is a type of manual therapy where chiropractors use their hands or a tool to produce a controlled thrust to the spinal joints. This manipulation moves the joint back into alignment. Spinal mobilization is a similar technique, with no thrust, that can be controlled by the patient. Our chiropractor is licensed to perform these manipulations and has helped many clients receive back pain relief. Working with a chiropractor puts conservative options for pain control in your grasp. It's the only safe, effective way to alleviate back pain without the use of medicine or surgical solutions.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Sheps has provided Los Angeles residents with natural and effective back pain treatment for many years. Call our office today at (310) 873-4422 for more information or to schedule an appointment.