The last thing you need is back pain. Finding solutions to your pain and discomfort will enable you to enjoy your life to the fullest. The following FAQs from our San Francisco chiropractor at The Balanced Atlas provides more information about back pain causes, symptoms, and treatment.

What’s Causing My Back Pain?

Back pain can be caused by an injury, poor posture, heavy lifting, or chronic conditions. You may experience acute back pain and discomfort after a slip and fall, auto crash, or sports accident due to muscle tears or dislodged bones or joints in your spine. Chronic back pain could be caused by years of poor posture or age-related conditions such as arthritis or spinal stenosis. Muscle strains from heavy lifting at work or repeated motions can also lead to back pain and discomfort.

Why Is My Back Pain Extending to My Legs?

If you’re experiencing low back pain that extends all the way down your leg, you could have sciatica. Sciatica is a condition where a spinal disc or bone spur puts pressure against your sciatic nerve, causing pain that extends from your lower back through your buttocks and down one leg.

What Other Symptoms Can Back Injuries and Conditions Cause?

In addition to pain, back injuries and conditions may make it difficult for you to stand upright or for any length of time. Prolonged sitting may put pressure on your spinal discs, causing pain and discomfort. Back injuries may also limit your flexibility and mobility, making it hard to partake in activities you enjoy or perform daily tasks.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Back Pain?

Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug free means of alleviating back pain and inflammation. If the pain is caused by misaligned bones or joints putting pressure on spinal nerves, our San Francisco chiropractor can use spinal adjustments to reposition these structures and restore balance to your skeletal system. Balancing your system helps alleviate pain and inflammation so your body can heal. We often combine spinal adjustments with other natural therapies like therapeutic massage and corrective exercises to achieve low back pain relief for our patients.

Is Chiropractic Back Treatment Painful?

You may feel sore after having your back adjusted, but for the most part, treatments aren’t painful. Our treatments are safe and effective, and we make every effort to help you feel at ease.

See Your San Francisco Chiropractor for Low Back Pain Relief

If you’re looking for a safe and effective means of alleviating back pain and discomfort without surgery, contact The Balanced Atlas in San Francisco at 415-242-1472 today for an evaluation. You could be a candidate for our non-invasive chiropractic low back pain treatment.