Back pain among Beverly Hills, CA, residents is one of the most common reasons why people seek care at Jacobsen Chiropractic. Dr. Daniel Jacobsen diagnoses and treats back pain and other neuromuscular conditions at his office in Beverly Hills, CA, to alleviate symptoms and help his patients maintain a high quality of life.
Symptoms of Back Injuries
Back injuries are among some of the most complex conditions that Dr. Jacobsen treats. This part of your body is composed of the spinal cord, vertebrae, joints, nerve networks, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. As such, back injuries produce a range of symptoms that may radiate to your torso, arms, legs, neck, and head. Some of the most common symptoms of a back injury are:
- Numbness, tingling, sharp pain, and aching in the extremities
- Limited mobility or range of motion
- Difficulty standing, sitting, or walking
- Discomfort that interferes with your sleeping
What Causes Back Pain?
In many cases, back pain is caused by disc herniation and sciatica. Both of these conditions involve the nerves along the spinal column. Disc herniation happens when the contents of fluid-filled sacs between your vertebrae slip out of place, which places pressure on the nerves. Sciatica is caused by inflammation around the large nerves that travel from the spinal column through the hip bones and down each leg.
Dr. Jacobsen diagnoses disc herniation by way of a physical examination, as well as a review of your symptoms and range of motion exercises. He may also recommend imaging tests, such as x-rays and an MRI. Once he locates the slipped disc, he develops an individualized treatment plan that may include rest, chiropractic adjustments, and exercises to improve muscle strength and mobility.
Sciatica is a painful condition that can disrupt your life. You may experience occasional flare-ups, persistent pain, or discomfort during certain activities, such as lying down, sitting, or standing. The goal of chiropractic care for sciatica is to reduce inflammation around the nerves, improve mobility, and reduce the frequency and severity of your symptoms. Treatment may involve rest, massage, adjustments, ultrasound treatments, exercises, and spinal decompression. Some patients who suffer from sciatica back pain in Beverly Hills, CA, may need to change their body mechanics to avoid recurrences of the condition.
Are you looking for expert back pain care in Beverly Hills, CA, for your disc herniation or sciatica? Call Jacobsen Chiropractic today at (310) 657-0366 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacobsen at his Beverly Hills, CA, office.