Back Pain Treatment
We specialize in helping patients find relief from back pain at 120 Chiropractic Inc. in Portland, OR. Whether your back pain is a result of an on-the-job injury, a car accident, or an illness, working with a chiropractor in Oregon can be a great alternative to painful injections or surgery for relief. Many back pain problems can be resolved through chiropractic medicine, without resulting in dangerous pharmaceuticals or surgery.
Your First Visit to a Chiropractor in Oregon
Your first visit to 120 Chiropractic Inc. will be very similar to any other medical appointment you've ever had. We will discuss your medical history and symptoms, and try to pinpoint the answers to some important questions:
- When and/or how did the back pain start?
- How are you affected by the pain in terms of activities and range of motion?
- What is your level of pain?
- Are there other symptoms you're feeling as a result of the pain?
If you have recent X-rays available, we will ask you to bring those with you to the first appointment. If you don't have those available, we will likely perform some X-ray scans to properly diagnose your back pain. After the exam and looking over your X-rays, Dr. Henre Andosca will discuss his findings with you and recommend a specific chiropractic course of treatment.
Types of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
Manual manipulation and spinal adjustments are the two main chiropractic procedures for dealing with back pain. You will also receive a lot of education about your condition from your chiropractor, in relation to body mechanics and posture.
Manual manipulation is a type of therapeutic massage that chiropractors are trained to perform. This therapeutic massage eases muscle tension in the back, which in turn helps to ease pain. Irritated nerves from a back-related problem can also sent radiating pain to the arms or legs; manual manipulation helps relieve this type of pain as well.
Spinal adjustments are the procedure that chiropractors are most well-known for. Having your spine adjusted is an uncomfortable experience, but Dr. Andosca strives to make the procedure as gentle as possible and will not push you past your limits. Patients who undergo spinal adjustments often experience soreness after the first few treatments, which then goes away as spinal corrections are made over time.
Patients with severe back pain may need daily treatments for the first week or so. Those with less severe pain may only require one or two treatments per week. The good news is that frequency of treatments will diminish as your pain is reduced over time, and you are able to resume life's normal activities.
Contact 120 Chiropractic Inc. for Back Pain in Portland, OR
Back pain does not have to be a condition that you decide to just "live with." Call our office today to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor in Oregon who can relieve your back pain.