Did you know up to 80 percent of adults will experience back pain? Spine problems are an inconvenience that can keep us from our favorite activities and are a leading cause of missed workdays and disability. Chiropractic care is an effective way to relieve the common symptoms of back pain, so you can lead a normal and healthy lifestyle.

Adjustments for Back Pain

According to the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society, spinal manipulation is a preferred treatment method for back pain. If you are unable to walk or move properly, chiropractic can help improve physical function.

Using a controlled amount of pressure, specific hand movements stretch restricted spinal joints, while relaxing the surrounding muscles. A small thrust or “adjustment” realigns the bones to make them straighter and improve joint mobility.

Common Conditions We Treat

Our team of chiropractors are very successful at relieving neck, mid-back and lower back pain. There are many causes of this discomfort, including muscle, tendon or ligament sprains and strains, undue stress on the body and sudden injury. Some of the ailments we treat are:

  • Pinched nerve, which results from the spine narrowing
  • Disc bulge or herniation, or damage to the outer edges of the discs between vertebrae
  • Degenerative arthritis, the gradual breakdown of cartilage and bone

Lower & Middle Back Pain

The lumbar spine connects our upper and lower bodies. It allows us to twist, turn and bend but endures much stress from daily activity. There is a curve in the small of the lower back that provides structural support and stability, called the lumbar lordosis. Over time, pressure on this curve can lead to back pain which unfortunately, is commonly managed with muscle relaxers, over-the-counter medication and steroid injections. Chiropractic care uses spinal manipulation to correct the disturbance in your lumbar lordosis. Our doctors can also suggest lifestyle changes that complement our in-office treatment plans.

The connection between the cervical spine (upper back) and the lumbar spine is called the thoracic spine. Twelve vertebrae run from the base of the neck down to the abdomen. The middle back is the strongest and most stable region of the spine, protecting our organs and nervous system, and helping us stand tall. Common causes of mid-back pain include injury, overuse, degeneration and other forms of trauma. Chiropractic aims to realign the spinal bones where they attach to the thoracic vertebrae.

Treatment of Subluxation

The term “subluxation” refers to a misalignment of the vertebral column, or backbone. It is a leading cause of back and neck pain that can lead to nerve irritation, a serious medical concern. The spine and central nervous system work together to keep the body functioning properly. When the spine becomes compromised, the nervous system cannot function properly. The nerves that exit the spine control every single cell and organ system (i.e. heart, lungs, stomach, colon, reproductive and immune systems). The goal of regular chiropractic adjustments is to maintain the integrity of the body’s core systems.
 
Work with our team to address your back pain and restore a functioning, healthy body. To make an appointment, contact us today!

"I love Dr. D and his great staff. I have been going to him for about 16 years and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor. He has helped me immeasurably."
Lelaneia Dubay
"I'm a very active individual and lower back pain was getting in the way of activities I love. While my back is still a work in progress, the time spent with Dr. D has been well worth it. I just ran 2 marathons in 2 weeks and these sessions helped me run these races with no back pain."
Matt from mission FITNESS
"Dr. D has been providing an integrative approach to the health and well being of my family for over 25 years. He is not only a highly skilled practitioner, but is a compassionate and caring person, not only to his patients but to the community.
Susan Keane
"Such a great experience in understanding and learning how to treat my chronic pain! The office staff is wonderful, informative and empathetic! Dr. D is also invested in making you to your best self! They found a convert here!"
Debby DeMartino
"Our family has been clients since 1994 and since 2005, we have been one of his long distance clients moving to New Hampshire! We have continued with monthly adjustments as he is truly The Best of The Best!"
Skip Gilman
"I love Dr. D and his great staff. I have been going to him for about 16 years and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor. He has helped me immeasurably."
Lelaneia Dubay
"The administrative staff and practitioners are all friendly, capable, efficient, and very responsive. In addition, Dr. Keith Wade is knowledgeable, passionate about his craft, patient and thorough in answering questions. As a direct result of all that, my low back, ankles an knees feel much better, I am in less pain, and I am less afraid that my back will keep hurting or "going out." I am very grateful."
Malinda Branson
"Dr. Elisa LaFavor has helped me a lot. I was having way too much pain continuously in my shoulders, wrists and hands including problems with range of motion. I am so much better now! She was also able to re-align my back and my posture is much better now. I would highly recommend her. Office staff is great!!!"
Maureen Carroll
"I started my chiropractic journey a few weeks before having my 3rd baby. They were amazing, patient and gentle during the pregnancy. They weren't pushy when I took my time, post pregnancy, to come back. They were amazing with my schedule and did everything to work with me. I felt so comfortable with them that I brought my new born baby and my 3 year old in to get adjusted!"
Candace Lozowski
"From the moment you walk into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every single patient's name. They treat you like family and put a lot of emphasis on your care. I started coming to this office when my son was about 4 months old and now at 11 months old, I have seen SO much progress with his neck that I myself started to see Dr D. and I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful place."
Nichole Currie
"Dr. D has been providing an integrative approach to the health and well being of my family for over 25 years. He is not only a highly skilled practitioner, but is a compassionate and caring person, not only to his patients but to the community.
Susan Keane
"Dr. Wade and the front office staff are fantastic. The office is friendly and super efficient. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Wade got my back feeling better. I’m feeling healthier and have much more energy."
Corey Morrison
"From the moment you walk into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every single patient's name. They treat you like family and put a lot of emphasis on your care. I started coming to this office when my son was about 4 months old and now at 11 months old, I have seen SO much progress with his neck that I myself started to see Dr D. and I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful place."
Nichole Currie
"I started my chiropractic journey a few weeks before having my 3rd baby. They were amazing, patient and gentle during the pregnancy. They weren't pushy when I took my time, post pregnancy, to come back. They were amazing with my schedule and did everything to work with me. I felt so comfortable with them that I brought my new born baby and my 3 year old in to get adjusted!"
Candace Lozowski
"Such a great experience in understanding and learning how to treat my chronic pain! The office staff is wonderful, informative and empathetic! Dr. D is also invested in making you to your best self! They found a convert here!"
Debby DeMartino
"Great experience! Our whole family goes and we have referred other family members. Dr. Wade is awesome, he listens and wants what is best for his clients."
Kayla Bueno
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