Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain Treatment in Stamford, CT

Back pain is so common that nearly everyone will experience at least one episode at some point in their life. Having multiple causes often makes it difficult for the patient to discern what is wrong. Is it a muscle spasm, a misalignment of the spine, a disc injury, or all of the above? And what caused that? An accident, poor posture, neglect, repetitive movements, a sports injury?

At Berglund Chiropractic & Wellness, our first concern is taking a thorough case history and making a proper diagnosis. Physical exam, x-rays, surface electromyography muscle testing, and computerized spinal range of motion testing are just some of what we offer in our office to determine what is causing your problem. If an M.R.I. is needed, we can refer you out for that as well.

Once the cause of your back pain has been established, the next thing is to begin care. To reduce muscle spasms – manual therapy treatment, stretching and/or massage care may be utilized. However, since the muscles around the spine attach to the vertebrae, your spine will be checked as well. When muscles go into spasm, vertebrae often go out of alignment and “lock up”. Misaligned vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves that exit between them and can be a major source of pain.

If you’re suffering from a misalignment (subluxation), Dr. Berglund, utilizing the time-tested techniques taught at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, can adjust your spine by hand to realign the vertebra and reduce nerve stress. If it is determined that you have a disc injury, not only can you benefit from spinal adjustments, but we can traction your spine utilizing our specialized tables designed to take pressure off the disc, which often gives our patients immediate relief.

Have you been taking medication to cover up your pain, while your problem worsens with time? Have you been told you need a spinal injection or surgery? Perhaps your back pain only started recently and you’re not sure what caused it or what to do. In any event, back pain can often be effectively treated without medication or surgery. Chiropractic care has been helping people since 1895 as a drug-free, non-invasive treatment for alleviating back pain and correcting its underlying cause.