Back Pain Specialist

Gaslamp Chiropractic -  - Chiropractic

Gaslamp Chiropractic

Chiropractic located in San Diego, CA

Each year, millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain that disrupts their ability to work and play. At Gaslamp Chiropractic in San Diego, California, the caring team uses an integrated, holistic approach to relieve back pain and help you achieve optimal health. Contact the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter office today or book an appointment online to take the first step toward a pain-free back.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain, which can occur anywhere in the spine from the lower back up to the neck, has dozens of possible causes. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Muscle strain or injury
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Bulging or herniated disks
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back fracture 

If you have one of these conditions, you may benefit from comprehensive, holistic treatment to relieve back pain at Gaslamp Chiropractic. The team recommends seeking out chiropractic care for your back pain before turning to more invasive treatment options.

How can chiropractors help with back pain?

Chiropractors use many noninvasive techniques to correct back pain and improve back function. During your first appointment at Gaslamp Chiropractic, your chiropractor assesses your back pain and determines its cause. They then create a personalized treatment plan designed to offer relief as well as prevent back pain in the future.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Regular spinal manipulation to align the spine and prevent twisting
  • Stretching to relieve pressure on spine bones and improve range of motion
  • Hot and cold therapy to relieve pain and inflammation
  • Physical therapy to increase muscle strength and better support the spine
  • Decompression therapy to relieve pressure on disks 
  • Low-level laser therapy to ease inflammation
  • Spinal and postural screenings to identify problems
  • Massage to relax muscles and release tension
  • Acupuncture to improve energy flow throughout the body

These treatments are safe and effective. They don’t require you to take pain medication, such as opioids, to find relief and may help you avoid invasive spine surgery.

Is chiropractic care right for my back pain?

Chiropractic has been first-line care for back pain for decades, offering relief to millions of people. In 2017, the American College of Physicians even began recommending chiropractic care and other non-pharmacological therapies as the appropriate first treatment for back pain over pain medicines or surgeries.

A 2018 study also showed that patients who received chiropractic care for back pain reported less pain, less disability, and higher satisfaction with their treatment than patients who did not receive chiropractic care. These patients also needed less pain medication and reported no side effects from treatment.

At Gaslamp Chiropractic, the skilled team can help you find long-term relief through personalized treatment. Contact the office today or book an appointment online to find the back pain relief you need.