Common Questions about Back Pain Relief
Low back pain is one of the most common afflictions we see here in our Portland chiropractic office, and many of our patients come in with the same questions. Here are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions so that you can come to your first appointment prepared to discuss possible solutions to your back pain problems.
What Causes Low Back Pain?
There are many factors that can contribute to pain in your lower back. Poor posture is a common cause, and aftereffects from old injuries can also play a role. Spinal curvature conditions, like scoliosis, may also lead to back pain. Your course of treatment will vary depending on the root cause of your pain. Our chiropractor will start by identifying the underlying problem.
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Help?
Chiropractic adjustments are slight modifications to the alignment of your spine. Your chiropractor will apply gentle pressure to the bones in your spine, the vertebrae, to move them into alignment. This can help to relieve pressure points, improve your posture, and reduce excess strain on your lower back muscles. This type of treatment is specifically tailored to your unique needs, guiding your spine into the optimal position for overall back health.
Are There Alternatives to Pharmaceutical Medications for Low Back Pain Treatment?
As mentioned above, chiropractic adjustments can be helpful in reducing pain in the lower back. Your chiropractor may also recommend stretches and exercises to help strengthen the back and correct any muscular imbalances, which can sometimes cause back pain. The goal of chiropractic care is to solve the problem that is causing you back pain in the first place, not simply to mask the pain with medication. Your chiropractor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you.
Book Your First Appointment with Us
Here at City Chiropractic, we have been helping Portland residents get a handle on their low back pain for more than 30 years. We invite you to get in touch with us to learn more about our chiropractic services and how we can help alleviate your back pain. Our number is 503-224-9513.