Back Pain Specialist

Michael Sheps, DC

Chiropractor located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Back pain is a common health problem, affecting eight out of every 10 people at some point in their lifetime. Michael Sheps, DC, with an office located in the Sawtelle neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Westside, specializes in the treatment of back pain and can provide the care you need to relieve your discomfort. Whether your pain is acute or chronic, Dr. Sheps can help. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain

What is back pain?

Back pain refers to discomfort you experience in your back. The type and severity of your back pain may range from a dull ache to sharp shooting pain.

For many people, back pain may resolve within a day or two. However, if your back pain is severe and doesn’t improve within a few days of home care, Dr. Sheps can help. 

What causes back pain?

Back pain can develop from many causes, ranging from an injury to an underlying chronic condition. In most cases, back pain results from a mechanical issue involving the muscles, ligaments, joints, or nerves that make up your back and spine.

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy

Back pain can also occur after a sports or auto injury. In rare cases, back pain may be a symptom of an underlying infection or cancer. 

What treatments can improve my back pain?

Dr. Sheps is an innovative chiropractor who utilizes advanced techniques to help you get relief from your back pain. He takes a safe and systematic approach to care and only makes chiropractic adjustments when necessary. 

His ultimate goal is to not only relieve your back pain but also treat the root cause of your discomfort to help resolve the problem altogether.

Dr. Sheps creates personalized treatment plans for each of his patients. Treatment for your back pain may include:

Rehabilitation program

Resting in bed may make your back pain worse. To relieve your discomfort and improve health and function, Dr. Sheps creates a custom exercise program to strengthen your back and supporting muscles.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses targeted laser energy to stimulate the healing of your diseased or damaged tissue for pain relief.

Shockwave therapy

With shockwave therapy, Dr. Sheps utilizes acoustic pressure to stimulate tissue regeneration, resolving the underlying cause of your pain. 


To improve spine health, Dr. Sheps offers an advanced decompression procedure that stretches your spine to relieve pressure on your discs.

Back pain can keep you from doing the things you enjoy. For expert care from a provider focused on healing the underlying cause of your discomfort, contact Michael Sheps, DC, by phone or online today.