Back Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor in Rochelle, IL
Chiropractic care is a natural, long-lasting relief method for backaches and pains, especially when medication or other conventional treatments fail. At Salinas Chiropractic, we provide non-invasive, drug-free solutions for chronic back pain, whether the pain is linked to an underlying mechanical or neuropathic problem. The goal of our chiropractor in Rochelle, IL, is to integrate various techniques and therapies to help you manage the pain and stay active.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Pain in the upper, mid, or lower back is an indication that something is wrong with the spine or the surrounding soft tissue. Usually, it is because of injury or trauma, overuse, poor posture, vertebral subluxation, obesity, pregnancy, heavy lifting, or muscle strains and sprains. In other cases, the problem arises from degenerative disc disease, nervous system interference, musculoskeletal imbalances, or spinal abnormalities. For example:
- Bulging or herniated disc
- Sciatica (pinched nerve root or sciatic nerve)
- Spinal stenosis (the spinal column becomes narrow)
- Spondylolisthesis (a vertebra slips forward and irritates the nerve)
- Osteoarthritis (chronic inflammation)
- Scoliosis and other curved spine conditions
The severity of the pain can range from a dull, nagging ache to a stabbing, burning, or disabling pain. Secondary symptoms may include swelling, stiffness, limited mobility, or muscle weakness. Nerve interference typically results in pain that radiates to the shoulders, arms, hands, hips, legs, or feet. Sometimes, the pain is accompanied by numbness or tingling along the path of the affected nerve.
How Our Chiropractor in Rochelle, IL, Can Help You
We will need to assess your symptoms, do a physical exam, x-ray the spine, and even run tests to find the root cause of your back pain. Once we identify the issue, we can personalize a chiropractic care plan to help you feel better. In many cases, a spinal adjustment simultaneously alleviates the pain and symptoms caused by pressure on the nerve from the spinal disc or bone.
Dr. Timothy Salinas may use his hands or an instrument to apply gentle pressure to the misaligned segment of the spine to move it back into alignment. Mobilizing the spinal joints, bones, and tissue reduces inflammation, relieves joint restrictions, and activate healing.
Comprehensive chiropractic care at Salinas Chiropractic also involves physiotherapy methods, such as ultrasound therapy, moist heat therapy, and microamperage neural stimulation, to maximize healing. We typically recommend corrective exercises, nutritional changes, and lifestyle adjustments as part of a holistic approach to treating and preventing pain.
Call to Request an Appointment
Pain lasting more than 12 weeks will get worse until the underlying condition is effectively treated. Our chiropractor is eager to help you whether you live in Rochelle, IL, or a surrounding city. Call Salinas Chiropractic at 815-562-6661 to schedule a consultation today.