Lower Back Pain Specialist

Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy -  - Chiropractor

Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

Chiropractors & Massage Therapists located in Danville, CA

No matter what your age, shape, or size, you can suffer from lower back pain. In fact, if you do have lower back pain, you’re in good company — most people will suffer from some form of back pain in their lifetime. Get the diagnosis and treatment you need starting with an appointment and evaluation with Dr. Max Lippman at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy in the Danville area of California. Whether you need chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, or a combination of the two, Dr. Lippman will develop a wellness plan to relieve your pain.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain comes in many different forms for many different reasons. Dr. Lippman and the staff at Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy are specialists in helping you with whatever type of back pain you suffer from:

  • Lower back pain
  • Middle back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc
  • Bulging disc

Other forms or contributors to your back pain might include nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis.

Dr. Lippman is dedicated to surgery-free treatment of pain and disorders that are directly related to the neuromuscular system and spine. That includes your lower back pain.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

If you’re a new patient, Dr. Lippman will take you through a performance-based evaluation to diagnose your spinal, neurological, and muscular health. He uses three different classifications of back injuries to form a diagnosis.

Mechanical back pain: This is pain in your lumbar spine, usually from overuse of muscles, improper lifting techniques, or poor posture.

A nerve problem: This occurs when a nerve root is pinched or compressed in your lower back. One common nerve condition is sciatica, which can lead to back, leg, and foot pain. Other nerve conditions that could cause your back pain are spinal stenosis, lumbar herniated disc, and spondylolisthesis.

Serious medical issues: Sometimes lower back pain indicates a serious problem. Through chiropractic care, Dr. Lippman can detect such serious medical conditions as a tumor, an infection, bone fractures, a major neurological problem, a joint infection, pacemaker issues, and artificial joint implant problems. If Dr. Lippman’s evaluation reveals injuries of this severity, he’ll direct you to the best source for proper treatment.

How is lower back pain treated?

Because there’s no one cause for lower back pain, Dr. Lippman provides specialized treatment for the cause and type of pain you’re suffering.

If arthritis is at the root of your back pain, Dr. Lippman may develop mobilization exercises. Despite the discomfort, exercise improves your joint mobility, muscle strength, and overall physical conditioning. Ultimately, Dr. Lippman’s balanced program of physical activity will reduce  damaging effects, relieve the pain of your arthritis, and protect your joints from further damage.

When tight or restricted muscles are causing your lower back pain, Dr. Lippman may choose myofascial therapy to address the loss of flexibility or function following an injury. Similar to physical therapy for post-surgery rehabilitation, Dr. Lippman locates the restricted areas of fascia and provides treatment that could include applying pressure, stretching the muscles, applying heat, applying cold, and other treatments.