Low Back Pain Treatments

Low back pain is one of if not the most common pain complaints in the world. It is estimated that more than 80% of people will suffer from it at one time or another and in the US 8% of adults have chronic low back pain. If you live in or near San Marcos, CA, you can get help with your lower back pain from Dr. Mark Cafagna of Cafagna Chiropractic & Wellness Center. 

There is not just one cause of low back pain. The type of treatment that will be recommended for you will be personalized to your particular back. 

Spinal decompression

One cause of low back pain is bulging or herniated discs. The disc is the cushion between the bony vertebrae in your back. Many things can cause them to bulge or herniate, including just wear and tear or aging. When they go outside the bony area they can press on a nerve, which can cause sciatic pain. Sciatic nerves go from the lower back over the buttocks and down the legs and the pain travels the same route. 

Spinal decompression stretches the back so that suction is created that pulls the disc back where it belongs between the vertebrae. It may take more than one treatment to get the desired result. 


When the vertebrae are out of alignment, pain can be one of the results. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to get everything back into alignment. The treatment will be customized to your particular needs and may be vigorous or gentle depending on your comfort level. When things are out of whack in the lower back, it can put a lot of stress on the soft tissue in the area as well, which will respond to the realignment as well. 

Electrical muscle stimulation

Back spasms in the low back can keep you from enjoying your daily life. Electrical muscle stimulation therapy uses low levels of electric current to help the muscles to relax and not be tight and stiff. This encourages healing and lowers stress in the back. 

Chiropractic massage

Not only does massage feel wonderful and relaxing, it has many therapeutic benefits. Tight muscles in the lower back can be painful and cause stress to other parts of the back. A good deep therapeutic massage can help with healing and with a feeling of wellbeing. 

Don't allow low back pain to limit your life. Dr. Mark Cafagna has many ways to help you with your pain at Cafagna Chiropractic & Wellness Center in San Marcos, CA. To begin your recovery give us a call at 760-410-2373 to make an appointment. 

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