Frequently Asked Questions About Back Pain with our Portland Chiropractor
City Chiropractic has served the Greater Portland Metropolitan Community for more than 30 years. We provide answers to common questions about back pain relief.
Why Do I Have Back Pain?
You might have back pain for one or more reasons. This typically occurs when you have a herniated disc or when you have strained a muscle. Sometimes, you also may have slipped a vertebra or had a car accident injury.
What Other Symptoms Are Associated With Back Problems?
In addition to pain, you might experience numbness, weakness or tingling. Your muscles also might feel weak, or you may not have as much range of motion.
Why Does My Back Pain Seem to Be Getting Worse?
You perhaps have an undiagnosed chronic condition. Sciatica, which involves nerve pain usually traveling from the lower back to the foot, is one example. Otherwise, you perhaps have spinal stenosis, which can compress your nerves and cause pain or you have scoliosis or fibromyalgia. Years of poor posture and overuse of back muscles may also have caused it.
What Kind of Treatment Does Your Chiropractor Provide?
We offer manual vertebrae adjustments that will alleviate pain. In addition, we perform gentle stretching of the spine to eliminate the stress that also causes you to hurt. In addition, we may apply other techniques such as massages or flexibility and strength exercises. Your Portland chiropractor might also recommend nutritional and lifestyle counseling that could improve your back condition.
How Do I Manage My Back Pain Between Appointments?
We usually will provide you with information about exercises and stretches you can perform between visits. In addition, we also advise you to change positions when standing or sitting as often as possible. You also can try a hot or cold compress to relieve the discomfort.
Contact Our Portland Chiropractor at City Chiropractic for an Appointment
Call City Chiropractic at 503 224-9513 for an appointment in the Greater Portland Community. Feel free to also contact us online if you have any questions about low back pain relief.