Back Pain Specialist

Russell Kun, DC -  - Chiropractor

Evergreen Chiropractic and Wellness

Russell Kun, DC

Chiropractor located in Ojai, CA

Dr. Russell and the staff at Evergreen Chiropractic & Wellness Ojai offer individualized treatment plans for their patients who suffer from back pain. The facility serves the residents of many Southern California communities, including Ojai and the surrounding area.

Back Pain Q & A

What are Common Treatment Options for Back Pain?

Back pain can have many causes. Along with the many causes, there are many treatment options that can be extremely effective. Spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustments, deep tissue massage, and physical therapy can help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with various types of back pain. Injuries associated with auto accidents, slip and falls, or the use of improper lifting techniques can produce back pain that may be relieved as the injuries heal. Degenerative bone diseases and other chronic health conditions may need a pain management plan that uses long-term elements to relieve the symptoms associated with the disorder. Physical therapy and chiropractic care may be able to provide long-term relief from the pain and discomfort of these types of health conditions.

How Long Does it Take for a Back Injury to Heal?

Back injuries that are associated with slip and fall accidents, automobile accidents, or work-related mishaps can take several months to fully heal after treatment is started. The length of a person's recovery will be comparable to the severity of their injury. If treatment is started immediately after the injury and the patient follows the doctor's orders, the healing process may go smoothly and last a short period of time. Creating the proper pain management program is the key to giving the patient what they need to begin the recovery process. Managing a person's back pain will allow them to get the help they need to get the spinal column and other musculoskeletal structures back into alignment.

Why is Proper Alignment of the Spine Important?

Proper alignment of the bones in the spine ensures proper alignment in other areas of the body. Balance in the structure of the body reduces inflammation and allows the body to function efficiently. When the structural alignment of the body shifts, it can pull muscles, causing them to bunch or stretch in abnormal ways. This results in pain, inflammation, and restricted blood flow. Chiropractic adjustments help to re-establish natural balance within the body. If physical therapy is included in the treatment plan, the exercises that are used will not only improve blood flow but will also strengthen the affected tissues, helping to restore and maintain balance.