Back Pain Treatment By Our Chiropractor In Dayton, Ohio
If you're looking for a chiropractor Dayton, Ohio, residents trust to provide alternative back pain treatment, you are in luck! Dr. Brian Briggs offers natural solutions for acute pain from a sudden injury and chronic pain from spinal degeneration. Your personalized treatment plan can include non-invasive spinal adjustments or spinal decompression, depending on the root cause of your symptoms.
Back Pain Common Causes
Back injury, repetitive use, or a degenerative disc disease affecting the spinal joints, disc, nerve, or soft tissue can result in pain. The pain can occur in the upper, mid, or lower back. For example, sciatica and a herniated or bulging disc in the lumbar spine causes low back pain. Upper back pain is mostly due to trauma, muscle strains, or ligament sprains. Other causes of pain include:
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebral subluxation
- Pressure on the spine from excess weight or pregnancy
- Physical imbalances from scoliosis, uneven hips, or feet
- Lifestyle habits like prolonged sitting, poor posture, or improper lifting
Typical Back Pain Symptoms
The pain may start in one location then radiate to the upper or lower extremities. For example, upper back pain may shift to the shoulder blades and arms. Lower back pain may travel to the hips or buttocks. Furthermore, a herniated disc or misaligned joint can pinch or irritate a nerve. This may trigger pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the shoulder, arm, or hand, or buttock, leg, or foot. Stiffness and reduced mobility are also possible.
How Dr. Briggs Treats Back Pain
Persistent pain can indicate a back injury has not healed, or there is an underlying musculoskeletal problem. In such cases, spinal adjustments can be performed to realign the joints and correct musculoskeletal imbalances that interfere with nerve function. Adjustments are safe and help relieve pain, stiffness, and pinched nerve symptoms, reduce inflammation, and increase range of motion.
Spinal decompression may provide greater relief to patients with herniated discs or a narrowed spinal column. Dr. Briggs carefully performs this non-surgical, pain-free technique using traction therapy. The distractive force applied to the spine causes the injured disc to draw back into place and move it away from the nerve.
Based on the results of your physical and spinal exams, we may recommend corrective exercises to increase flexibility and strengthen the muscles. Improving posture and eating well also help to maintain back and spinal health.
Fight Back Pain the Natural Way
Dr. Brian Briggs wants to help you live a pain-free life. You may even avoid disability or back surgery by getting prompt back pain treatment from our doctor. Call 937-789-7341 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor Dayton, Ohio, patients trust.