Low Back Pain

Valley Spinal Care-Kierland

Chiropractor located in Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ

Injury, overuse, and aging are among the most common causes of low back pain, but Valley Spinal Care Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help relieve your condition, without drugs or surgery. The team uses techniques, such as spinal decompression and adjustments, to return your spine to a normal position and relieve nerve pressure. Find out whether one of these treatments or others are appropriate for you by calling today or scheduling a consultation online.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What causes low back pain?

An injury is the most common cause of low back pain. Often, an old trauma, such as a car accident, creates a misalignment in your back that results in back pain.

Other causes of low back pain include:

  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc degeneration
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Slips and falls
  • Sports injuries

Overuse, particularly from repetitive motion, is another source of low back pain.

How does Valley Spinal Care Kierland find the source of low back pain?

Your practitioner at Valley Spinal Care Kierland begins with a complete physical exam. They ask about your symptoms and your medical history. 

They hone in on your diagnosis by recommending:

  • Orthopedic tests
  • Neurological exams
  • Posture analysis
  • Range of motion assessment

They may also suggest an X-ray of your spine. 

How does chiropractic care address low back pain?

Based on your diagnosis, your practitioner recommends one or more treatments designed to address the misalignment or nerve issue causing your low back pain. 

Therapeutic techniques available from Valley Spinal Care Kierland include:

Spinal adjustment

Spinal adjustment is a procedure to gently move your spine to its original, natural position to help relieve nerve interference that’s causing back pain. An adjustment may help you function at an optimal level and avoid pain.  

Spinal decompression

This technique slowly lengthens and then releases your spine in a controlled fashion. The process creates negative pressure in your discs to relieve back pain.

Cold light laser therapy

Cold light laser therapy uses both infrared and cold laser light to ease back pain and reduce inflammation and swelling. The noninvasive treatment is an alternative to back surgery.

Physical therapy is another standard treatment option. Before you begin any treatment program, your practitioner explains all of the pros and cons of each procedure. You have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. 

How soon will I gain relief from low back pain?

You typically need a series of treatments before you begin to see a significant improvement, particularly if you suffer from chronic low back pain. Your practitioner recommends an appropriate number of sessions based on your condition and medical history. 

There’s no need to continue to suffer from low back pain. Find out whether you’re a candidate for nonsurgical, drug-free treatment at Valley Spinal Care Kierland by calling today or booking a consultation online.