Back Pain in San Diego

What is Back Pain?

The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. Your San Diego Chiropractor at Ocean Beach Family Chiropractic will thoroughly assess your spine & pelvis to detect any dysfunction that may be causing some of the following common symotoms:






Burning sensation in the foot/leg/toe

Foot Drop


"Band of Low Back Pain"

Disc Bulges & Herniations

Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. Your San Diego Chiropractor will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.


Subluxation is a term describing dysfunction within a vertebral joint in the vertebral column. Two vertebrae within the spine create a vertebral joint, when one joint misaligns or becomes “stuck”, relative to the bone above or below it can irritate the surrounding soft tissue and nerves resulting in pain and other like symptoms.

There are three basic causes of Subluxations, including physical, emotional & chemical stress. Physical stress includes slips & falls, accidents, repetitive motions and poor posture. Stress, anger and fear are common examples of emotional stress that can cause Subluxations. Alcohol, drugs, pollution, mold, and poor diets are all samples of chemical or toxins that can result in Subluxations. Subluxations are mini injuries within the spine that can disrupt normal movement, cause inflammation and muscles spasms and create an immense amount of pain. Chiropractors are the only professionals that are trained to detect & correct those spinal misalignments, Subluxations with gentle adjustments.

Strain + Sprain

Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.

Stress + Back Pain

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.

Other Back Pain Symptoms

Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to cause symptoms of lower back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. San Diego Chiropractic doctors are trained to identify these issues and support you in getting the appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in spinal misalignments and respond well to chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic Care in San Diego for Back Pain

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