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 & Aby 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
- 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.