Back Pain

Los Altos Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic Clinics & Acupuncture Specialist located in Los Altos, CA

In a given year, back pain accounts for more than 264 million days of missed work. Since back pain can affect your daily life and limit your ability to participate in enjoyable activities, Taylor Moore, DC, provides integrative treatment solutions at Los Altos Family Chiropractic in California. Click on the online scheduling tool to book your back pain exam today, or call to schedule over the phone.

Back Pain Q & A

Why do I have back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common disabilities in the world. If you have back pain, it may stem from something as simple as poor posture, possibly from looking down at your computer screen all day. But lingering back pain can be a sign of something more problematic, too. Your back pain may be a sign of:

  • Herniated, bulging, or ruptured discs
  • Arthritis or osteoporosis
  • Tendon or ligament injuries
  • Pinched nerve, like sciatica
  • Muscle strains
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures

You can even suffer from back pain by lifting something incorrectly. This can lead to temporary pain or serious back injuries.

Additionally, pregnant women regularly struggle with lower back pain because of the added strain on their spine and pelvic region. Prenatal chiropractic care is available at Los Altos Family Chiropractic.

How does a chiropractor treat back pain?

Los Altos Family Chiropractic proudly offers a host of holistic, research-driven solutions for treating back pain. The goal isn’t simply to relieve your pain — yes, that’s important, too — rather, your chiropractor helps you build back strength and flexibility in an effort to prevent further issues.

After spending time diagnosing you and getting to the root of your back pain, your chiropractor may recommend any of the following therapies:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Manual traction
  • Passive joint mobilization
  • Muscle release technique 
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Manual chiropractic adjustments

Los Altos Family Chiropractic also provides comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services if you have back pain because of a chronic condition or serious injury.

How long does it take to recover from back pain?

Back pain won’t resolve overnight. But with ongoing chiropractic care and personalized treatments, you should notice that your back pain improves after every treatment you have at Los Altos Family Chiropractic.

Your treatment plan can last anywhere from several weeks, all the way up to several months. Once you recover from back pain, it’s helpful to continue coming in to Los Altos Family Chiropractic once or twice a month for maintenance and back pain prevention care.

You won’t have to let back pain take over your life with the help of Los Altos Family Chiropractic. Book your back pain exam through the website, or call the office directly to schedule.