Back Pain Specialist

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine Practice & Internists located in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

About 80% of Americans experience back pain during their lifetimes. If this statistic includes you, you don’t have to suffer through it. The experienced medical team at Health Atlast in West Los Angeles offer numerous natural chiropractic and other holistic treatments for back pain so you can avoid expensive surgery and medication. Call to learn more, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a common health problem among adults in the United States. Back pain symptoms include:

  • Shooting pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Pain that radiates down the leg
  • Pain that goes away with reclining
  • Pain that gets worse when standing, walking, bending, or lifting

Back pain is constant pain or discomfort that comes and goes. It commonly occurs in the lower back.

What causes back pain?

Various health conditions and accidents lead to back pain. A chiropractic evaluation is an excellent way to find the underlying cause of pain so your provider can customize treatment to best match your needs.

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Automobile accidents or other trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Degenerative diseases like arthritis
  • Poor posture
  • Improper lifting or bending techniques
  • Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sleeping on an unsupportive mattress
  • Nerve impingement or spinal misalignment

Holistic treatment from a licensed chiropractor at Health Atlast eases back pain the noninvasive, natural way so you can avoid addictive pain medication and surgery.

How does chiropractic care ease back pain?

Your spine is a pathway for nerves traveling for the brain to other areas of the body. Numerous muscles, ligaments, and tendons support the spine so it remains in proper alignment. Poor spinal alignment can lead to:

  • Compression
  • Nerve irritation
  • Impingement
  • Pain

Chiropractic adjustments place your spine back into a normal position, relieve strain and stress, and alleviate pain among neural pathways. An experienced chiropractor at Health Atlast uses gentle manipulation to realign your spine.

Providers at Health Atlast provide additional services to alleviate back pain, including:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Functional rehabilitation and exercises
  • Patient-specific exercise programs
  • Decompression
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Stretching treatments

Chiropractic adjustments combined with other forms of holistic treatment may be the best match for your needs. Fortunately, Health Atlast is a one-stop shop for numerous holistic, noninvasive back pain solutions.

How can I prevent back pain?

You can’t always avoid back pain, but there are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of developing this often debilitating condition. Try the following:

  • Sleep on a supportive mattress
  • Practice good posture when sitting and standing
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • See a chiropractor regularly for adjustments

Whether you need relief from back pain or simply want to prevent it, call Health Atlast today or book online to schedule regular chiropractic adjustments.