Back Pain Treatments

Has back pain become a constant in your life? Dr. Gail Hepburn at Hepburn Chiropractic – proudly serving the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston – can help by providing natural and lasting relief.

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

Back pain can be anything from mild discomfort to so severe that you can’t get out of bed. And sadly, it has become a constant companion for many Americans – but you don’t have to be one of them. Below, Dr. Hepburn at Hepburn Chiropractic of the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston shares how chiropractic care provides natural and lasting relief from back pain.

Common Reasons for Back Pain

Almost everyone has suffered from pain in their back at some point in life. Fortunately, it doesn’t last for some. Usually, this is because it’s the result of helping a friend move or enjoying a rousing game of basketball over the weekend. In these cases, the muscles have been overworked and just need rest.

For others, the pain doesn’t go away so easily, as it’s due to an injury, such as an auto accident injury, or ongoing habits. These include habits like sitting with poor posture, repetitive lifting at work, and sitting for long periods.

Whether it’s an injury or a habit, most back pain is caused by one of the following:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Herniated discs
  • Sprains and strains
  • Compressed nerves

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractors have various methods of addressing pain, but it begins with determining the root cause. This is because someone with a compressed nerve will not need the exact same treatment as someone with a muscle strain.

Once the root cause is determined, a customized plan can be developed for your needs. Some of the techniques utilized include the following.

  • Adjustments and manipulation: Adjusting and manipulating the spine help restore proper alignment, which relieves pressure from surrounding spinal components.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation: EMS is utilized to relieve muscle tension and spasms by causing the muscles to contract and relax.
  • Ultrasound therapy: Ultrasound therapy utilizes sound waves to penetrate the deep layers of tissue. It breaks up tension, scar tissue, and knots.
  • Chiropractic massage therapy: Chiropractic massage is highly effective at relieving tension and pulling healing nutrients to the damaged muscles.
  • Spinal decompression: Decompression therapy gently stretches the spine, relieving pressure from the discs and nerves.

If you’re living with back pain in the Dorchester or Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hepburn at Hepburn Chiropractic by calling (833) 550-0443.

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