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Low Back Pain Specialist

Tony Tropea, DC -  - Chiropractor

Tropea Chiropractic Inc.

Tony Tropea, DC

Chiropractor located in Downtown Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, CA

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of pain and disability worldwide, and estimates show that about 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point. To get effective relief from low back pain, visit Tropea Chiropractic Inc. in Downtown Sunnyvale, California. Tropea Chiropractic Inc. offers thorough care for low back pain, including chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture, so you can feel better. To book an appointment, use the online scheduling tool or call today.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What conditions cause low back pain?

Low back pain is most often the result of repetitive movements, poor posture, or trauma – like a sports injury, car accident, or personal injury. Conditions that can cause low back pain include:

  • Intersegmental joint dysfunction
  • Facet syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica

Many of these conditions cause limited joint mobility, muscle stiffness or trigger points, and decreased range of motion in the lower back. In addition to pain in the lower back, some conditions can cause numbness and tingling into the buttocks, legs, or feet.

How is low back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of your low back pain, Tropea Chiropractic Inc. performs a thorough physical and orthopedic exam. After asking about your medical history and symptoms, your provider takes you through a series of movement tests to check for problems with your muscles, joints, and discs.

If needed, your doctor refers you for X-rays or an MRI. Based on your consultation and exam, they determine your diagnosis and outline your treatment options.

How do chiropractors treat low back pain?

Tropea Chiropractic Inc. offers complete in-house chiropractic care and rehab for all types of low back pain. Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following therapies.

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Postural correction
  • Lifestyle modifications, including weight loss
  • Traction with an inversion table
  • Soft tissue therapy, including massage and trigger point work

Tropea Chiropractic Inc. bases the goals of your treatment on your diagnosis. Your provider may focus on improving spinal movement through adjustments and stretches, pain relief using acupuncture and massage, or alleviating numbness in your legs using traction. If excess body weight is causing your pain, a weight loss program or nutritional counseling can help.

How can I avoid low back pain flare-ups?

Tropea Chiropractic Inc. can help you develop an at-home exercise and stretching regimen to prevent future flare-ups of lower back pain. Some steps you can take to support the health and comfort of your low back include:

  • Using proper posture when sitting, walking, and exercising
  • Lifting objects with your legs, not your back
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Strengthening the muscles of your core
  • Sleeping on your back or side, rather than your stomach

If you're concerned about long-term low back issues or flare-ups, discuss your daily routine with your provider, and they can help you identify any potential pitfalls that may jeopardize the health of your back.

To get relief from low back pain, schedule a visit at Tropea Chiropractic Inc. online or by phone now.