A good friend told me about Doctor Brian and I am sure glad! Doctor Brian Sims is fabulous. While in intense back pain they took excellent care of me and I quickly found the relief I needed. The clinic was clean and the staff was friendly. I would not hesitate to refer them to anyone.

Sondra M.

Low back pain accounts for the highest percentage of musculoskeletal problems in today’s society. According to statistics, 80 percent of the population is expected to experience some degree of low back pain in their lifetime. The degree to which back pain affects the quality of life will vary greatly from one person to another. It is important to understand that low back pain can be the result of normal wear and tear and repetitive movement as easily as it could result from a direct injury. Using safe and effective modalities, your chiropractor can improve your level of comfort.

The nature of pain

While chiropractic care may be considered by those who have a traumatic event such as an automobile accident, there is still a lack of awareness about the benefits of routine chiropractic care for the treatment of “normal” aches and pains.

The spine is responsible for numerous tasks. It helps us remain upright. It helps us complete various motions. The spine also houses the spinal cord, which is the trunk of the nervous system from which nerves branch off to the body. Protected inside the column of individual bones, the spinal cord sends nerves out through these bones. The source of pain is often found in an area of the spine where subluxation, or misalignment, has occurred.

In order for nerves to transmit messages from the brain efficiently, they must be operational. In areas where one or more vertebrae are out of place, nerves must travel through a condensed opening. Depending on the degree of subluxation, the impinged nerve may be so blocked that the result is muscle spasms and a severely limited range of motion.

Why chiropractic care makes sense for back pain

Chiropractic medicine focuses on the alignment of bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. Identifying subluxation, your Milwaukie, Oregon chiropractor gently reduces nerve irritation through manual spinal manipulation. In a recent study on low back pain, chiropractic care proved an asset to standard medical care. In the study, half of those participating received chiropractic care in addition to care from their general practitioner. Of those in the chiropractic group, 73 percent reported a significant improvement or complete elimination of pain. Only 17 percent of the standard medicine group found this extent of relief. Because of these findings, the Journal of the American Medical Association now recommends chiropractic care for low back pain.

Today, many people want relief without surgery or reliance on oral medication. The care offered at Eastside Spine & Injury in Milwaukie is tailored to your unique needs and type of injury. Dr. Brian Sims and our rehabilitation team provide a range of services including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and more.

When you improve your level of comfort, you improve your life. Call our office today at (503) 654-7400 to schedule your consultation for low back pain.