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Back Pain Relief

Back Pain Relief Specialist

Back pain causes significant disability and loss of function in men and women. At Mouroux Chiropractic, Dr. Brad Mouroux provides patient-centered back pain relief using advanced techniques to help patients eliminate pain, improve mobility, and enjoy a better quality of life. Dr. Brad's office is in West San Jose, CA, but he serves patients from all the surrounding areas including Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Cambrian Park, and Willow Glen.


Back Pain Relief Q & A

by Bradley Mouroux, DC, CCSP, CPAK

What causes back pain?

Back pain is common among both women and men, becoming even more common with age. Pain, stiffness, and related symptoms in the back can be caused by many factors, including:

  • muscle strains from repetitive bending or heavy lifting
  • poor posture
  • herniated discs
  • nerve compressions
  • arthritis
  • scoliosis
  • stress fractures
  • poor ergonomics at work
  • standing or sitting for long periods of time
  • obesity or an inactive lifestyle
  • traumatic injuries from falls, car accidents, and sports accidents

Because so many issues can contribute to back pain, having a thorough examination and evaluation is the first step in correctly diagnosing the cause of pain so the most appropriate treatment can be provided for long-term back pain relief.

How does chiropractic treatment provide back pain relief?

Chiropractors have extensive experience in treating issues affecting the spine and the area surrounding it. Many issues can be treated with spinal adjustments to help realign the bones of the spine (the vertebrae), relieving nerve impingements that can cause both local and radiating pain and numbness. Adjustments can also help promote optimal nerve signaling and relieve inflammation and irritation in the soft tissues surrounding the spine. Massage therapy is also used to treat many types of back pain, promoting circulation in the soft tissues and stimulating natural healing while also reducing pain from inflammation. Physical therapy can be helpful in restoring mobility, flexibility, and strength in the back following an injury, and other techniques like spinal decompression can be used to treat specific causes of pain like bulging discs. Each treatment plan will be carefully developed to suit the needs and goals of the individual patient.

What can I do to prevent back pain?

One of the best ways to reduce the risk of back pain and to prevent existing pain from becoming worse is to schedule a chiropractic examination and evaluation to determine the cause of painful symptoms. Having regular spinal adjustments can help ensure the vertebrae remain properly aligned so many problems can be prevented. Using good posture when standing or sitting and taking breaks at work or during any prolonged period of standing or sitting is also helpful. Getting regular exercise can help by promoting better circulation and relieving muscle strain, and losing excess weight can also help.

Location

Office Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "The staff is always very friendly. Dr. Brad knows what he is doing and fixes me everytime I need it. He explains very well, what is most likely going on so I can understand it and does a couple things and makes me feel normal again. Very informative and friendly. I was very hesitant going to a chiropractor in general but Dr. Brad made me feel comfortable and deals with my stubborn bones. Well worth the first visit because you will keep going back"
    Summer O.
  • "I always leave feeling just right. Thank you!"
    Holly J.
  • "My 80 year-old husband felt relief in his pain level even from the very first visit. We have great expectations for the future treatments."
    Don L.
  • "Dr. Moreaux is very thorough, looking at the whole body instead of just the area of pain. He was able to diagnose the issue (shoulder injury) quickly and provide a multitude of techniques and approaches to provide relief. Dr. Moreaux was personable, caring, and attentive. Thank you for the wonderful service."
    LINDA H.
  • "Dr. Brad is patient, well informed, gentle honest and forthright. He is extremely knowledgeable and practices a whole body wellness approach. I have been going to him for a couple of years now and he has never tried to push me to come more than I need or can. His adjustments always make me feel better !!"
    SUBHA T.
  • "Dr Brad is a great Chiropractic doctor and has a holistic mind set. He always listens patiently and has always fixed my neck, back pain. He is patient, gentle and has a great attitude."
    SUBHA T.