If you, like many people, struggle with back pain from time to time, see the chiropractic experts at One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas. Nathan D. Gomez, DC, Brian Riggs, DC, and the skilled team offer numerous holistic methods of relieving back discomfort to help you regain mobility and quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request one online today.

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What is back pain?

Back pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your upper, mid, or lower back. It may result from an injury, chronic disease, or irregularity in the spine or surrounding tissues. The good news is that back pain is usually treatable without invasive procedures with the help of the specialists at One Life Chiropractic.

What does back pain feel like?

Back pain can appear as:

  • Aching
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility

If back pain persists or is severe, see the One Life Chiropractic team for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for back pain?

Numerous diseases and injuries can lead to back pain, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Bulging or ruptured spinal discs
  • Narrowed spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
  • Spondylosis
  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Poor strength or flexibility

Finding the root cause of back discomfort is the key to finding the most appropriate treatment.

What is the cause of my back pain?

The One Life Chiropractic team reviews your symptoms and medical history to determine what’s to blame for back pain. They complete a physical exam, nerve tests if necessary, digital X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or another imaging procedure as needed to make a final diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan.

How is back pain treated?

One Life Chiropractic offers numerous treatments to reduce back pain, including:

  • Manual manipulation
  • Traditional chiropractic adjustments
  • ArthoStim® adjustments
  • Deep tissue laser therapy using photobiomodulation
  • Wharton’s jelly stem cell injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Cupping
  • Graston Technique®
  • Back-on-Trac spinal decompression
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy
  • Dietary supplements

You can also try home remedies, including ice or heat packs, rest, altering your workouts, and wearing a brace until an injury heals.

One Life Chiropractic provides Ortho Molecular dietary supplements and Regenative Labs orthobiologics to enhance your overall health and wellness. You might need more than one back pain treatment to maximize your results.

Eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep are also important. Ease back into physical activity as directed by your specialist to avoid reinjury.

Your One Life Chiropractic provider follows up with you to ensure your treatment works effectively. They offer repeat treatment sessions whenever needed to diminish back discomfort long-term.

To find relief from back pain, call the One Life Chiropractic office or request an appointment online today.