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Back Pain

Man holding lower back in painIt’s no surprise that back pain is a primary reason people choose Chiropractic Care. Various factors, including lifestyle and medical conditions, can cause this common type of discomfort. Two other more common causes are “the bed we sleep in” and “the job we perform daily”. Our bodies are the product of what we do the most.

Other causes of back pain may include

  • Poor posture
  • Age-related wear and tear
  • Muscle strains or sprains caused by overuse or injury
  • Poor workstation ergonomics
  • Sleep position

If you’ve been suffering with back pain and are looking for a natural and non-invasive way to address it, we can offer you the relief you’ve been searching for.

Our Approach

Dr. Steve has many years of experience helping patients get relief from their back pain. If your pain is being caused by a Disc issue, Dr. Steve will use a technique called SOT Catagory III Blocking to address those issues. This method uses comfortable wedges that are inserted under the patients hips to basically traction the disc spaces open over time. By addressing the underlying causes of discomfort and restoring normal disc pressure, SOT blocking can help reduce painful symptoms associated with chronic back discomfort.

What to Expect

With the SOT blocking, you will lie face down for 20 minutes, with the wedges placed underneath your hips. Dr. Steve will then use electric stim for 10 minutes to relieve pain, followed by five minutes of ultrasound to reduce inflammation, and another five minutes of laser therapy, which also has anti-inflammatory effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t some back discomfort normal?

Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something is not right. It’s the way your body signals you that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. While discomfort may go away in time, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.

How soon will I feel the pain begin to decrease?

That’s kind of a loaded question because there are many types of back injuries. Our patients with pinched nerves generally take 1-2 treatments on average to report less pain, whereas disc issues typically take 3-4 days….. in most cases. Dr. Steve often hears disc patients say that they were able to get a better night’s sleep between day 3 and day 4. Patients also often express that their pain is happening less frequently at day 4 for disc injuries. Pinched nerves from misaligned bones are typically much quicker to correct than a disc.

Why is it important to get care as soon as possible?

Because, in an initial injury we are usually just dealing with inflammation. However, as time goes by, the body may determine that the inflammation alone is not enough to protect the area and so it begins to form it’s second line of defense….scar tissue. Once scar tissue forms, more treatments become necessary because elimination of both of these has to be done individually. Inflammation elimination ALWAYS comes first, then scar tissue is last. Scar tissue elimination usually involves HEAT and that can NOT be done when substantial inflammation is present; because heat will make inflammation worse if it is applied to early. So, in a nutshell, it is best to treat an injury right away before scar tissue sets in.

Book an Appointment

If you have back discomfort, you need relief that lasts. Contact Preferred Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!


Back Pain Treatment in Palm Beach Gardens FL | (561) 480-0678