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If you’re living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care in Wallingford might be a good treatment option.

Almost everyone gets some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you’re experiencing, whether it’s acute or has become chronic, it’s a safe bet to assume you’d rather live without it.

This article aims to help you to understand what causes lower back pain, and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health, so you can go on enjoy life again.

What Causes Back Pain

The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body.

It’s made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be difficult to locate and address the source of the pain.

Here are some of the common issues that can cause back pain.

Disc Bulges and Herniations

Discs a jelly-like substance are located between your vertebrae. These discs can get damaged and bulge or be pushed out. As these discs act as a cushion between your vertebrae, when they malfunction it can cause pain.

Some people with this condition feel no pain at all, but for those who do, the quality and intensity depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, a shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.

If you have this kind of back pain, we can help. Our doctor is skilled in assessing and treating disc herniations. He will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation and provide relief from the pain.


Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column.

There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain.

Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques. If you have back pain and you’re in the Wallingford CT area, give us a call and make an appointment with Dr. DeRosa.


Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to doing. Or it could happen if we trip and fall or have an accident.

Lifting something heavy without the correct posture and position or stretching past one's limits are common causes of strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area.

Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.


Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body and can eventually lead to tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released.

Many people get upper back and shoulder pain from stress and tension.

The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve.

Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.

If this sounds like you, call and make an appointment with Dr. DeRosa today.


Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections can also cause lower back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues.

Our chiropractic doctors are trained to identify these issues and support you in getting the appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in spinal misalignments and respond well to chiropractic adjustments.

If you have questions about how our team at Precision Chiropractic & Nutrition Center can help you, please schedule a consultation today.


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Precision Chiropractic & Nutrition Center
857 North Main Street Ext
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 284-9200