According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. The cause of back pain can vary, including sprained ligament, strained muscle, ruptured disc or irritated joint. Other causes are sports injuries, accidents, poor posture and conditions such as arthritis, obesity and psychological stress.
You may be one of those 31 million Americans with back pain. You know the effect back pain can have on your daily activities. While there are steps you can take to prevent back pain, what do you do when the pain has set in?
Chiropractic care is a great option for treating back pain because it focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
A common procedure performed by chiropractors is spinal adjustment, which is a safe and effective treatment for spinal pain relief designed to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force on joints that have become restricted in their movement. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as provide dietary and lifestyle counseling. Through a variety of treatments, chiropractors can help alleviate pain in the back, neck and limbs, as well as treat migraines, arthritic issues, vertigo, digestive issues and more.
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) wants every patient to have the most comprehensive care possible. With this mission in mind, we are consistently working to expand our services to meet your health care needs.
Chiropractic care is now available at two of our clinics across San Diego County. For more information or to find the clinic nearest you, visit our chiropractic care page. If you have Medi-Cal and are an established FHCSD patient, talk to your provider to see if a referral to chiropractic services can help you! Schedule an appointment today by calling (619) 515-2376.