Back Pain

Back Pain Specialist
Dr. Brigitte Rozenberg offers effective chiropractic treatment for back pain from her practice, the Chiropractic Wellness Center, located in Culver City and Van Nuys, California. Patients from throughout Los Angeles seek out her care when suffering from back pain related to injuries and auto accidents.

Back Pain Q & A

What Causes Back Pain?

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain due to accidents, injuries, and medical conditions. Some of the conditions that cause back pain include the following:

  • Mechanical issues that inhibit the movement of the spine including degenerated discs, herniated discs, wearing of facet joints and muscular issues like spasms and tension
  • Injuries stemming from accidents including sprains, dislocations, and fractures.
  • Acquired conditions or diseases such as scoliosis, various forms of arthritis, spinal stenosis.
  • Stress can lead to tension and tightening of muscles, which can pull the spine out of alignment and cause pain.

How Is Back Pain Diagnosed?

Dr. Rozenberg diagnoses the cause of back pain with an examination, which includes a range of motion test, orthopedic tests, muscle tests, and neurological test. During the exam, passive movements are used to pinpoint pain sources, and patients may be asked to perform simple exercises as well. Dr. Rozenberg may use diagnostic imaging tools including x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans.

How Is Back Pain Treated?

Chiropractic treatments including adjustments and soft tissue massage of the treatment area can help to strengthen the muscles of the back to relieve pain and prevent the injury from recurring. Treatment of back pain begins with an evaluation to pinpoint the condition that is causing the pain. The root cause of the pain is treated as well as the symptoms to provide immediate relief as well as alleviating the cause. This approach is intended to reduce the pain to restore movement and quality of life and also to keep it from returning. Chiropractors provide drug-free treatment to reduce the pain, strengthen the body and educate patients on how to protect themselves from the injury recurring, or overcompensating with other parts of their body and increasing the risk of injury in another body part.The chiropractor will use a combination of treatments including spinal adjustments and light massage of the treatment areas to relieve pain and realign the spine.

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