Back pain is one of the most common complaints that drives people to visit our Redding chiropractor at Churn Creek Chiropractic, Dr. Hutchings. If you have been suffering silently because you fear undergoing major back surgery or becoming addicted to painkillers, you’ll be happy to know that chiropractic treatment can relieve back pain naturally by correcting the underlying cause of the symptoms.

Common Causes of Back Pain Include:

  • Auto Accidents

    The forces transferred to the human body in an auto accident can do acute damage to your back, tearing muscles, dislocating your vertebral joints and discs and pinching major nerve roots.

  • Workplace Strains

    Whether you have a physically hazardous job or you simply tried to lift something you shouldn’t have lifted, workplace incidents can strain back muscles and possibly cause discs to herniate painfully.

  • Sports Injuries

    Sports that involve high-impact contact, extreme twisting motions or other spinal challenges can bench you with back pain.

  • Degenerative Conditions

    Spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritis of the facet joints in the spine and bulging discs can cause pain, stiffness and neuropathy.

  • Chronic Spinal Misalignment

    Sometimes simply letting poor posture and spinal misalignment go unchecked is enough to place the back muscles, vertebral joints and discs under undue stress. Over time, this can produce a state of chronic back pain.

Back Pain Treatment in Redding

All back pain is not created equal — there are many varieties of it, each with its own characteristics. Low back pain, for instance, may be accompanied by pain or tingling sensations in the legs; this is due to sciatica, or impingement of the sciatic nerve. An auto accident may create pain in the mid-back due to the twisting of your trunk beneath a three-point seat restraint. Muscle strain usually produces localized pain, but a muscle spasm that pinches a nerve can also cause referred pain elsewhere.

Our Redding chiropractor can evaluate your specific pain symptoms and perform a detailed spinal screening to determine exactly what’s causing your back pain. Specific chiropractic methods such as Gonstead and Diversified techniques can then be used to relieve back pain caused by a misalignment or injury. In addition to manual adjustment methods, we can also use a motorized table to apply flexion-distraction technique. This technique gently creates extra space between vertebrae that draws herniated or bulging discs away from nerves and aids in the discs’ healing processes.

We can also relieve back pain caused by muscle strains or injuries. Chiropractic adjustment can correct your posture to take stress off of major muscle groups, while massage therapy boosts circulation and relieves pain. Physical therapy can help your rehabilitate weak or stiff tissues.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Redding Chiropractor Today!

If you’re ready to bid back pain goodbye, contact Churn Creek Chiropractic at (530) 221-4991. Our Redding chiropractor can take that pain out of your life via natural, non-surgical, drug-free treatment!