San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:
If you have back pain that comes and goes...and it's always in the same spot...chances are it's because of pressure on the nervous system. The source of the pressure is most likely a vertebral subluxation, a bulging or herniated disc...or degenerative disc disease...or spinal stenosis.
How do you know this...couldn't it be tight muscles or something else?
Yeah...I guess it could...but in my (17 years as a San Francisco Chiropractor) experience that's usually not the case. Yes...there are muscle spasms associated with any of the neurovascular compression syndromes listed above...but the muscle spasms are not the primary cause.
Sure, you can pull a muscle in your back doing something...then it goes away...that's not what we're talking about here. We are talking about the same kind of back pain, in the same location, that keeps reoccurring.
Don't get me wrong...muscle spasms, scar tissue, and fibrosis must be addressed also...we do this with Active Release Techniques (ART).
Typically...when a neurovascular compression syndrome is left uncorrected...it continues to get worse over time...so the frequency of episodes increases, as does the intensity of the pain...and the duration of each episode.
So...what should I do if this is happening to me?
Well...you should find yourself a good chiropractor. The best way to find a chiropractor is word of mouth or online research. I write this blog as an educational tool for my existing patients and staff...and to help give prospective chiropractic patients information that they can use to help understand the benefits of modern chiropractic care.
Sure...if you live or work in the SF Bay Area, we would like you to see us. We are located at the Embarcadero Center in downtown San Francisco. The name of our clinic is Executive Express Chiropractic. To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Chiropractors please call 415-392-2225.