Back Pain

Back Pain Management with Chiropractic Care in Napa Valley

Back pain is a very common problem and according to one researcher, almost 7 percent of the U.S. adult population is suffering from an episode of back pain lasting more than two weeks. This makes it the second largest cause of missed work days costing the U.S. more than $ 60 billion a year.

Back pain can result from: muscle and tendon strain and sprain; muscle tension, brought on by emotional stress; poor posture, brought on by weak or unexercised muscles; muscle spasms caused by over-exertion or over-use. Back pain can result from disease of the spine such as the various types of arthritis and tuberculosis. Mid back pain can come from many causes. If there is no reported direct trauma or injury to the mid back, this type of symptom is usually caused by a spinal condition above or below the area in question. For example, if someone receives a blunt force to the mid back region, the cause would be obvious. However, many patients enter the office not knowing what caused their pain. They just know that when the twist their back or move in certain directions the region between their shoulders blades hurt.

Upon examination it is very common to find a lower back misalignment, or in some cases a lower neck misalignment that has helped cause the mid back pain. In the majority of cases patients will complain about neck or lower back pain specifically. However, mid back pain is a reality for some patients and that situation can be addressed using chiropractic treatment.

Doctors of chiropractic are specialists in the treatment of mid back pain as well as other spinal conditions. Chiropractors correct the cause of your pain with safe and gentle, non-invasive natural treatments.