Chiropractic care for Wellness

Struggling with Back Pain?

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

At Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Naperville, your back pain is our problem. We know that chronic back pain, while common, is often a sign of a spinal injury or abnormality that needs help to heal properly. Fortunately, we have years of experience treating the many sources and symptoms of back pain, and our Naperville chiropractor is committed to providing relief for you too. Dr. Timothy Erickson and his team work hard to identify the cause of your back pain, then develop a custom treatment plan and help you prevent further damage. Whether you have random back aches or a sudden back injury, our chiropractic center is your destination for long-term healing and back pain relief.


Common Causes of Back Pain

Every day, your spine bears the force of sitting, standing, turning, twisting, walking, lifting, and other normal movements. While your back is a remarkably strong body part, your back muscles must be prepared to support every movement, and your vertebrae and discs must stay in proper alignment to avoid nerve pressure or mobility problems. Over time, gradual sprains or tears may prevent your tissue from supporting you spine's sudden movements, while sudden injuries or stress may disrupt the alignment of your vertebrae. When this happens, a variety of painful injuries and conditions can result.

Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Herniated Disc – The discs between your vertebrae are responsible for preventing friction and supporting your spine's movements, but if a disc bulges out of place, it will put additional pressure on the surrounding nerve roots and subject your vertebrae to painful rubbing
  • Muscle Strain – Strains are minor tears in the soft tissue that surrounds your spine, and if they don't heal right away, inflammation will put pressure on sensitive nerves and prevent your back from moving properly; this can lead to spasms and further back injuries without proper treatment
  • Degenerative Disc Disease – This age-related condition causes the discs between the vertebrae to degenerate, which means healthy cells aren't created quickly enough to replace dying cells; this can cause debilitating chronic pain, but cell regrowth may be stimulated once again
  • Sports Injury – Both gradual and acute sports injuries can cause tears, inflammation, and alignment problems, especially if you play a sport that involves sudden turning or twisting of the back muscles
  • Car Accident Injury – Any sudden force, even at low speeds, can throw off the alignment of the spine before the muscles have time to react and properly support the back; any back pain after an auto accident is a good reason to see our Naperville chiropractor right away
  • Sciatica – Lower back pain and leg pain are symptoms of this nerve condition, which occurs when a slipped disc or other abnormality puts pressure on the sciatic nerve roots within your lower back

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Relief

Chiropractic care is an all-natural treatment option for back pain, and it doesn't carry the risks or side effects of painkillers or invasive surgery. After our doctor performs a thorough assessment to identify the root causes of your back pain, he will use strategic, localized force to stimulate inflamed soft tissue and manipulate misplaced vertebrae back into the proper position. Chiropractic care offers instant back pain relief, but it's primarily designed to correct the source of damage and encourage the body's own natural healing process.

Our Back Pain Treatment Options in Naperville
At Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we understand that every patient's back pain is unique. Our chiropractic techniques and therapies are personalized for each and every individual, but your back pain treatment plan will most likely include one or more of these services:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments – Our chiropractor performs spinal manipulations (with and without the use of tools and traction tables) to realign the spine, release built-up tension, and correct or relieve painful conditions like herniated disc and sciatica
  • Electroacupuncture – We use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to restore energy flow to specific points on your back, redirecting healing energy to help heal strains, sprains, spasms, chronic pain, and nervous system problems
  • Custom Foot Orthotics – If your back pain is related to poor arch support, we can customize a pair of orthotic supports to make sure your weight is distributed more evenly across your feet and legs
  • Posture & Nutritional Counseling – Your spine needs proper alignment and nourishment to function without pain, and our chiropractor can help you modify your lifestyle and make more ergonomic choices, both at work and at home, to prevent chronic back pain

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
By Appt.


Friday
Closed


Saturday
Closed

Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture
24115 West 103rd Street Suite A
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 983-1805