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Back and Neck Pain

Without effective treatment, chronic back pain and neck pain can stop you from living an active life. Nearly every American will experience at least one episode of chronic pain at some point in their lives. Relying on medication to manage this back or neck pain offers only limited relief and can leave you struggling with pain for years to come. Chiropractic care for neck and back pain works by addressing the root cause for your pain. Our Berkeley chiropractor’s goal is to help you return to an active lifestyle without the need for medication or surgery. Chiropractic care provides immediate relief, corrects the underlying problem, and empowers you to live a healthy, active life.

Berkeley Chiropractor Treats Back & Neck Injuries at the Root Cause for Pain

When you are suffering from serious back pain or neck pain, you deserve immediate relief for this pain– and that’s exactly what our chiropractor provides! The first step to treating back or neck pain is to identify the root cause for your pain. Our comprehensive diagnostic exams provide critical information for targeting the root cause for pain. In many cases, a herniated disc or slipped disc is compressing nearby nerves. As long as this nerve compression persists, you will continue to experience pain. Rather than relying on medication to mask the symptoms of this pain, our chiropractor Dr. Schmitz uses gentle, hands-on adjustments to restore correct alignment. These adjustments alleviate nerve compression for long-lasting pain relief.

Untreated whiplash injuries are one of the most common causes for neck pain. The force of a whiplash injury can “knock” the cervical spine out of alignment, whipping the neck backwards and forwards. The resulting whiplash injury causes more than just neck pain; you may also experience headaches at the base of the skull and reduced mobility/stiffness. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective treatment technique for reducing this pain and restoring a fuller range of mobility to the neck. Our Berkeley chiropractor can also teach you corrective care exercises that you can practice from the comfort of your own home. These exercises will help expand your natural range of motion and minimize your pain.

Back and neck pain can rob us of our ability to do the things we love, like running, hiking or simply taking the dog through a walk in the neighborhood. We may be unable to sleep comfortably through the night and struggle to make it through each day. Chiropractic care for the spine is a whole body health solution that not only manages your pain, but also enhances all aspects of your health. A misaligned spine increases the risk for low-grade illnesses, allergies and other health problems. By identifying and treating the underlying trigger for your pain, our chiropractor in Berkeley empowers you to live a healthier, more active life.

Don’t let back pain and neck pain stop you from living your life. There is hope beyond pain medication and surgery. Schedule a diagnostic appointment today! Call (510) 719-7210.