Back Pain

Great Life Medical

Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Long Beach, CA

About 80% of Americans eventually experience back pain. Unfortunately, back pain is often stubborn, persisting long after you’d expect to feel better. If you have serious back pain that hampers your activities and well-being, the Great Life Medical team can help. They offer a variety of excellent pain relief techniques to help you recover quickly. Call the Long Beach, California, office or click on the online scheduling tool to set up your appointment now.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is usually related to damage or strain in the vertebrae, discs, muscles, or nerve roots in and around your spine. Common causes include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Overuse such as frequent heavy lifting
  • Wear-and-tear with age

Usually, back pain starts in your lower back but can also affect the middle and top of your spine. 

When should I get help for back pain?

Some types of back pain, like mild muscle strains, may dissipate with rest at home. But, if your back pain is anything more than a mild ache or lasts for more than a couple of days, it’s important to seek treatment fast. 

The team can find the reason that you’re having back pain and then prescribe an individualized treatment plan to accelerate your healing and recovery. 

How do you treat back pain?

Great Life Medical offers a variety of techniques to end your back pain, including:

Diversified chiropractic adjustments

With the diversified technique, your chiropractor uses a controlled manual thrusting movement to dislodge malpositioned spinal joints.  Diversified adjustments can improve your spinal biomechanics and diminish nervous system interference to relieve back pain.

Activator Method®

With the Activator Method, your chiropractor uses a handheld spring-loaded tool to administer a low amount of controlled force to specific parts of your spine. This fast adjustment method is effective even in patients who tend to tense up before an adjustment. 

Spinal decompression

Spinal decompression uses mechanical force to gently stretch your spine and then return it to a healthy position. This relieves the pressure and pain of compressed discs very effectively. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine protocol in which your acupuncturist uses ultra-fine needles to restore healthy energy flow in your body. This, in turn, works to reduce pain and increase well-being.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy relaxes muscles, increases circulation, and disperses scar tissue buildup to relieve back pain. 

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections help with back pain related to muscle problems. Injections stop the painful muscle twitches and spasms in that area. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy focuses on strength and endurance building as well as pain relief. Your physical therapy may include heat and ice therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, and other modalities in addition to prescribed exercises.

The team often combines several kinds of therapy to give you optimum results. 

Beat back pain by calling Great Life Medical or clicking the online scheduler now.