Back pain is a widespread health problem, affecting as many as 80% of individuals at some point during their lives. For holistic, functional medical treatment for back pain, rely on Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture in San Francisco, California. Victoria Reyzelman, DC, and the chiropractors there each bring more than two decades of experience in addressing the root cause of back pain — without medications or surgery. Get the relief you deserve today by calling or requesting a consultation online.

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What are the signs of back pain?

Back pain is individualized. You may feel a sudden, intense pain, a dull, steady ache, or stiffness in the morning when you get out of bed. Your back may hurt in one particular area, or the pain may radiate across your back.

Acute back pain comes on quickly, generally lingering for days or even weeks. Back pain is chronic when it lasts longer than three months. The experienced team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture addresses both types of back pain with holistic, noninvasive modalities to address the underlying source of the pain.

What causes back pain?

Various activities or injuries can result in back pain. Some common causes include:

Lifting a heavy object
Age-related changes in your spine
A fall or accident

Although most back pain goes away on its own, it’s best to contact Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture about back pain that doesn’t improve after three days.

Can I prevent back pain?

You can help protect your back by avoiding overuse and by strengthening your back muscles by exercising at least twice a week. Other steps to prevent back pain include:

Improving your posture
Shedding extra pounds, if you’re overweight
Avoiding heavy lifting

If your job requires heavy lifting, try bending your knees while keeping your back straight to let your leg muscles carry the majority of the weight.

How is back pain diagnosed?

Your provider at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture reviews your medical history and performs a physical examination, paying particular attention to your spine. To confirm your diagnosis, they may recommend lab tests or an X-ray. They then develop an integrative treatment plan to help free you of back pain.

What are the treatments for back pain?

The experienced team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers functional medicine services and electrical stimulation, along with massage therapy and acupuncture, to address the source of your back pain.

Depending on your condition, they may recommend a form of manipulation called the Zone Technique. This hands-on method corrects back pain due to a misaligned spine.

In other cases, they may suggest Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy to minimize swelling and pain in your back. This quick, painless therapy uses therapeutic wavelengths that include infrared light to promote healing and pain relief at a cellular level.

Many patients experience relief from at least 90% of their symptoms after just 1-3 treatments, although individual results vary.

Why suffer from back pain when nonsurgical, drug-free options are available at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Call today or request a consultation online for an evaluation of your back pain.