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Back Pain

Casa Grande Chiropractic

Tim Hoyt, DC

Chiropractor located in Casa Grande, AZ

Back pain is often associated with aging, yet 41% of all cases are diagnosed in adults 18-44 years old. Whether your back pain is from an injury or you have ongoing pain, Tim Hoyt, DC, at Casa Grande Chiropractic can help with individualized care that targets the source of your pain. As a spine specialist, Dr. Hoyt offers a range of treatments that ease your pain and support long-term spinal health. To get relief from back pain, call the office in Casa Grande, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain can be brought on for a variety of reasons.  Falls, auto accidents, and injuries can cause sudden and acute symptoms that often result in elevated pain.

However, many patients complain of a slow, gradual onset of pain over a period of time that oftentimes is a result of repetitive stress and strain or wear-and-tear associated with repetitive movements that we engage in daily, like repetitive bending, lifting, twisting, and bad posture to name a few. 

Though your upper back can develop the same spine conditions that affect your lower back, upper back pain is more likely to come from muscle strains and spasms, joint degeneration, and compression fractures.

Lower back pain often arises from problems such as:

  • Muscle strains
  • Overuse injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Slipped (misaligned) vertebrae
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease

When you suffer from any type of back pain, the underlying problem often pinches the spinal nerves.

What other symptoms accompany back pain?

Most people who have back pain also experience stiffness and limited spine movement. If you have pinched nerves, you may have pain and tingling that travel along the nerve, causing arm or leg pain.

In cases of severe nerve damage, you may end up with numbness and muscle weakness in the affected arm or leg. If that happens, you may have a hard time lifting your feet when you walk or find that you struggle to write or grasp objects.

How is back pain treated?

No matter where on your back the pain occurs, you can count on comprehensive care from Casa Grande Chiropractic. Dr. Hoyt performs a thorough musculoskeletal assessment to determine the cause of your back pain.

He talks with you about your medical history, symptoms, when your pain started, and whether specific activities make the pain worse or better. When needed, he takes X-rays in the office to visualize your spine and diagnose the underlying problem.

Your treatment draws from many types of chiropractic techniques and therapies. These are a few examples:

  • Spinal manipulation (Thompson and diversified techniques)
  • Spinal decompression (flexion-distraction therapy)
  • Electrical stimulation (Interferential current therapy)
  • Activator Method®
  • Heat and ice therapy 
  • Infinity® therapeutic massage chair
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Nutrition counseling

Dr. Hoyt may review your diet and recommend an eating plan to ensure you get the nutrients needed to support healing in your spine and muscles. Casa Grande Chiropractic also offers posture training and customized physical therapy to restore core strength and improve the spine’s range of motion.

As your treatment realigns your spine, boosts circulation, and reduces inflammation, your pain diminishes, and you regain optimal movement.

You can get long-lasting relief from back pain with chiropractic care. Call Casa Grande Chiropractic, or book an appointment online today.