Back Pain Specialist

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB -  - Chiropractic Neurologist

Danville Chiropractic Neurology

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB

Chiropractic Neurologist located in Danville, CA

Back pain is one of the most common causes of missed work in the United States; around half of working adults report back pain each year. At Danville Chiropractic Neurology in Danville, California, Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB, offers customized functional neurology treatment plans for back pain designed to alleviate your pain and heal the condition causing it. Don’t let back pain interfere with your life. Call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or make an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of back pain?

Just as back pain can manifest in a range of severity, sensation, and location, it also has a variety of potential causes ranging from injuries to skeletal abnormalities and nerve damage. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Tumors

Your risk of back pain increases as you age and your muscles, bones, and connective tissues become less flexible. Other risk factors for back pain include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor core strength
  • Poor posture
  • Physically demanding job

Some illnesses and their treatments such as cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation can also increase your risk of back pain.

When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?

You might think that a sore back and other aches and pains are all part of aging and that there’s not much that you can do about it. However, in many cases, Dr. Thompson and the team at Danville Chiropractic Neurology can help. 

If you have back pain that decreases your mobility or interferes with your ability to perform your daily responsibilities, you should make an appointment right away. Additionally, if you have back pain that doesn’t subside within a couple of days of rest and at-home care, call Danville Chiropractic Neurology to make an appointment.

How is the cause of back pain diagnosed?

Dr. Thompson provides thorough physical exams to identify the cause of your back pain. She collects your medical history and asks about your symptoms, overall health, and lifestyle. Dr. Thompson feels your spine and back for abnormalities and may guide you through some exercises and stretches to pinpoint the location and gauge the severity of your pain.

In some cases, she may order X-rays or MRIs to gather more information about your back and the condition responsible for your pain.

How is back pain treated?

Dr. Thompson combines advanced neurological treatments with chiropractic and physiotherapy to use functional neurology to treat back pain. She creates treatment plans to address your specific needs, both alleviating pain and healing the underlying condition for lasting relief. 

Call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or schedule a consultation online today if back pain is interfering with your life.