Back Pain

Back Pain treatments offered in Portland, OR

Back Pain
Back Pain services offered in Portland, OR

Back pain can limit mobility, lower your mood and affect nearly every aspect of your life. Living with back pain every day can make it hard to enjoy life to the fullest. If you have low back pain, Tim Gallucci, DC, and his colleagues at Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon, may be able to help. They help patients recover from back pain using a range of non-surgical techniques. Call Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online to learn more about back pain treatment today. 

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Your back pain could be due to an injury, overuse, or disease. These problems affect the bones (vertebrae), discs, nerves, and connective tissues that make up your spine, causing pain that might occur suddenly or develop slowly.

Acute back pain is typically the result of trauma from a fall, sports injury, or misuse of your back that causes damage like stretched or torn ligaments, muscle strains, ruptures in the discs, or nerve damage. Doing more strenuous activity than you’re fit for and using poor lifting techniques are common causes of acute back pain.

Chronic back pain might arise from a spinal abnormality. Scoliosis, where your spine curves to the left or right, is the most common example. Other conditions that frequently cause chronic back pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Bone spurs
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica (low back pain)
  • Herniated discs

Discs are spongy pads of tissue between the vertebrae that support and protect your spine. They can herniate from a traumatic injury or due to weakening of the outer shell that usually results from degenerative disc disease.

How is back pain diagnosed?

As there are so many causes of back pain, you need to see Premier Care Chiropractic for an expert diagnosis. Your practitioner examines your back and finds out about your symptoms and how they began. They also look at your medical history for any relevant information.

Your practitioner usually has a good idea of what’s causing your back pain after the initial exam. To confirm their diagnosis and see the damaged tissues in more detail, they may refer you for an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI.

How is back pain treated?

Treating back pain successfully is easier with an accurate diagnosis. Premier Care Chiropractic prepares a treatment program for you that they adapt to suit your age, the severity of your injury or disease, and any other factors that could influence your recovery.

You could benefit from acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or massage therapy at Premier Care Chiropractic.

With the support and guidance from Premier Care Chiropractic’s practitioners, you may recover function and reduce the pain in your back.

To learn more about back pain treatment, call the Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.