Lower Back Pain Specialist

Dana Robinson, DC -  - Chiropractic Medicine

Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center

Dana Robinson, DC

Chiropractic Medicine located in Redwood City, CA

Chiropractic treatments such as spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and rehabilitation can be more effective for lower back pain than medication. The team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center in Redwood City, California, has extensive experience in those and many other targeted therapies that relieve acute and chronic lower back pain, restore movement and help keep you active. To learn more about customized chiropractic care for your lower back pain, call the Silicon Valley area office or schedule an appointment online.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Whether you stretch a muscle or tear a ligament, soft tissue sprains and strains are among the top causes of lower back pain. You may damage the soft tissues in your lower back through trauma such as falling, or the problem may develop gradually from a repetitive strain injury.

Your risk of lower back pain increases if you’re overweight or use poor body mechanics when lifting heavy objects. As you get older, degenerative conditions often cause lower back pain, including:

  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Thickened ligaments

These conditions compress spinal nerves, causing inflammation, irritation, and chronic back pain.

Will I have symptoms in addition to lower back pain?

When compression of nerves in the lower spine occurs, symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness can occur along the nerve. One of the most common examples of this type of nerve pain, sciatica, occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched due to trauma or a degenerative condition. The pain radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve as it travels through your buttock and down your leg.

How do chiropractors treat lower back pain?

The team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center takes an integrative approach to treating your lower back pain. When developing your customized treatment, your provider draws from many possible options, including:

Chiropractic care

Your chiropractic treatment may include spinal adjustments, spinal mobilization, electrical stimulation units, or spinal decompression using today’s most innovative technology: the DRX9000. The DRX9000 is a state-of-the-art traction system that decompresses the lower spine using gentle, controlled movement.

Soft tissue treatments

The team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center use class 4 lasers to accelerate healing and relieve pain in damaged soft tissues. These therapeutic lasers safely penetrate cells, where they trigger energy production and reduce inflammation. Other types of soft tissue treatments from electrical stimulation units reduce pain by targeting nerve signals and boost muscle healing.

Massage therapy

Therapeutic massage effectively boosts blood flow, reduces inflammation, and relaxes muscles. You may also receive targeted therapy such as trigger point massage to relieve knotted muscles.

Rehabilitation and exercise

Ongoing rehabilitation and structured exercises strengthen your lower back, improve your range of motion, and maintain long-term pain relief.

Ergonomics and posture correction

If an evaluation reveals that poor posture or ergonomics contribute to your lower back pain, the team may recommend exercises to improve posture and offer tips to make your environment ergonomically friendly and less stressful on your back.

For treatment that effectively relieves lower back pain, call Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online.