Book your appointment with our team of chiropractors and massage therapists to resolve your back pain.
Oregon City Chiropractic provides natural solutions from your upper, mid, and lower back pain.
Back pain is a leading cause of disability and missed work days here in the U.S. This discomfort can be caused by many factors and conditions, many of which can be corrected with appropriate chiropractic care. Our chiropractic physical medicine focus on the injured joints of the spine while utilizing additional techniques to ease immediate pain and strengthen a patient’s back.
Treatment for back pain will consist of a complete and thorough examination to determine mobility issues, spinal misalignment, disc herniation, and more. During this examination, we may use our in-house digital x-ray suite to zero in on any problem areas.
Next, we will provide chiropractic physical medicine to correct injured or damaged areas. A customized treatment plan, coupled with massage and at-home physical therapies, will be provided to the patient. This treatment plan is tailored to your particular back injury or discomfort.
Every treatment plan provided by our team of chiropractors and massage therapists will primarily focus on resolving the cause of your pain. This strategy not only results in rapid and effective pain relief, but most importantly, minimizes the chance of future back problems.
Contact us today to begin your treatment and become pain-free.
Mid Back pain
You don’t need to live with mid back pain!
The mid back is composed of the thoracic vertebrae, rib articulation, thoracic discs, thoracic facet joints, thoracic spinal nerves, and thoracic spinal musculature. Pain in this area is most often caused by a combination of:
- Faulty spinal biomechanics
- Deconditioned and weak spinal musculature
- Improper firing patterns of spinal musculature
- Poor postural habits
- Poor diet and nutritional practices
- A history of activities (work or play) generating high levels of spinal stress
Chiropractic doctors have successfully treated mid back pain for over 100 years. Through the use of natural and safe procedures, chiropractors correct the underlying problems which cause and contribute to the majority of mid back pain cases.
The main treatment employed by the chiropractor is the chiropractic spinal adjustment. This noninvasive therapy consists of a gentle, manually or mechanically applied force into the segments of the spinal column. Spinal adjustments have been shown to decrease pain, increase spinal range of motion, decrease muscle spasm, reduce inflammation, optimize spinal biomechanics, and reduce the recurrence of old injuries.
Another key ingredient to a successful mid back pain treatment plan includes the learning of proper postural habits and other techniques. Proper posture is a significant factor in the health of the back, and proper posture should always be practiced. Techniques common to daily living and work also play a significant role in the development of mid back pain. This includes proper lifting techniques, avoidance of repetitive motions, avoidance of prolonged sitting, and much more. We can teach you the habits and techniques which will protect your back from discomfort and injury.
low Back Pain
Use natural and noninvasive methods to get rid of low back pain
Low back pain is a truly debilitating condition that affects the majority of Americans at least once in their life. Fortunately, our chiropractors are uniquely trained to identify, treat, and manage lower back conditions.
The lower back is the support structure for much of our body and, because of this, many tissues can generate low back pain. This means that doctors find it difficult or impossible to identify the source of low back pain, labeling it as “nonspecific low back pain” with no specific cause determined.
Although the precise tissues causing low back pain are difficult to identify, chiropractic doctors have found several factors consistently present in low back pain patients. These factors include joint pressure, disc pressure, faulty spinal biomechanics, deconditioned spinal musculature, and the practice of poor postural habits and techniques. By addressing the factors that cause tissue injury, chiropractic doctors can obtain extraordinary results in low back pain sufferers.
After low back pain has been identified, our chiropractors will focus on correcting the underlying problems which cause and contribute to the majority of low back pain cases. We will utilize noninvasive and gentle manual adjustment techniques to correct any joint injuries. Additionally, we will work with you to correct any behaviors like poor posture or use of improper equipment to support your back and prevent further joint damage.
Offering massage for back pain and bodywork to support healing
We have six massage therapists trained in over a dozen modalities here at Oregon City Chiropractic. Massage therapy has been proven time and again to ease back pain by addressing the secondary issue – sore and strained muscles. If you have a disc injury or have suffered an injury to your upper, mid, or low back joints, your muscles will also be sore and stiff. They have been working hard to hold your back in place and keep it working, in spite of damaged or injured joints.
Therapeutic massage is a wonderful support to chiropractic treatment. Additionally, massage can reduce inflammation and provide increased blood flow to a damaged area – allowing the body to flood the injury with the nutrition it needs to heal. Massage is also vital in helping the body decrease nerve sensitivity caused by joint damage. Finally, bodywork can assist in stress relief both physically and mentally, relaxing an individual and allowing the body to reset and recover.
Chiropractic therapies can treat many musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and more
While chiropractic modalities are most commonly used to treat vehicle and workplace injuries, back and neck pain, or headache, it can be used to improve many conditions. Here is a list of several musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and non-musculoskeletal conditions that can benefit from chiropractic care:
- Low back pain and stiffness
- Neck and upper back pain and stiffness
- Mid back pain and stiffness
- Headaches and migraines
- Leg pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling
- Arm pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling
- Extremity joint pain and dysfunction
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Automobile accident and whiplash injuries
- On-the-job and lifting injuries
- Sports/athletic injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Chronic injuries
The safety and efficacy of chiropractic health care is supported by an impressive array of studies
Doctors of chiropractic have long been dedicated to delivering the safest and most effective healing methods for their patients. To achieve this, the chiropractic profession has been dedicated to scientific evaluation of their diagnostic and treatment methods and techniques.
Chiropractic health care has an impressive array of studies which support and prove the effectiveness of chiropractic care in a variety of different health ailments and many more studies are currently underway. Many of these studies have been performed not only by chiropractors, but by other health care professionals and federal government studies of various countries.
The chiropractic profession has actually accumulated a greater number of scientific trials than the medical profession has for many of the more common treatments rendered by medical doctors. According to David M. Edy, M.D., Ph.D., professor of health policy and management with Duke University, North Carolina, only 15% of all medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence. Paul G. Shekelle, M.D., MPH, of the RAND Corporation made the following statement on ABC’s 20/20,
“There are considerably more randomized controlled trials which show benefit of this (chiropractic) than there are for many, many other things which physicians and neurosurgeons do all the time.”