One of the most common causes of disability in the United States is chronic back pain. Whether you suffer from upper or lower back pain, these conditions can quickly turn from acute to chronic and lead to a lowered quality of life. Living with back pain can be excruciating, so it's essential to get help from a chiropractor who can diagnose and treat your back pain appropriately.
At Dr. Walter E. Mendoza Chiropractor P.C., we want to help our patients in Freeport, NY, get the help they need to recover from severe back pain and get back to their regular routines again. Our chiropractor has ample experience helping patients with back pain and treating the musculoskeletal system as a whole.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain can be caused by issues with the muscles, such as strained and pulled muscles due to improper lifting or prior injuries. Muscle strains are also common in people that work physical labor and athletes.
In addition, back pain can also have its roots in issues dealing with the spine. A misaligned spine or a spinal column that has been taken out of alignment due to an injury can lead to back pain, poor posture, and balance issues. Compressed nerves that run along the spine can also cause back pain issues due to conditions like sciatica, spinal stenosis, or herniated discs.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Back Pain?
Our chiropractor will conduct a comprehensive physical exam along with imaging tests such as x-rays to determine the extent of your injuries. We will also use these results to determine if your back pain is caused by muscular or skeletal issues.
Depending on the root cause, we can provide treatment such as massage therapy, muscle stretches and exercises to strengthen the back, and specialized chiropractic care. Spinal adjustments can help realign the spine, while spinal decompression can help alleviate compressed nerves due to sciatica or herniated discs. Our chiropractor will determine which of these treatments will be most effective for you.
Find Relief Today at Dr. Walter E. Mendoza Chiropractor P.C.
At Dr. Walter E. Mendoza Chiropractor P.C., our chiropractor wants to help you find the relief you deserve! Call us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how our chiropractic care can benefit you.