Back Pain Specialist

Fremont Chiropractic

Steve Abercrombie, DC

Chiropractor & Active Release Technique Specialist located in Fremont, CA

Back pain can have various causes, and Steve Abercrombie, DC at Fremont Chiropractic can help identify and treat them. Located in Fremont, California, Dr. Abercrombie has 15 years of experience offering chiropractic care for men and women suffering from chronic back pain. To find effective solutions that relieve your back pain gently, call Fremont Chiropractic or schedule a consultation online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain can occur anywhere in your back. Often accompanied with limited flexibility and range of motion, back pain is often described as stabbing, shooting, or radiating. Pain in the lower back near the lumbar spine is the most common.

Your spine has four regions that experience pain for different reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Cervical (neck): ligament, tendon, or muscle strains
  • Thoracic (upper back): irritation of back and shoulder muscles or joints
  • Lumbar (lower back): muscle strain or herniated discs
  • Sacral (bottom spine): injury or conditions like herniated discs

The leading cause of disability worldwide is back pain.

What causes back pain?

While back pain can develop in anyone at any time, your risks increase as you age. Several factors can lead to back pain such as:

  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Ruptured, bulging, or herniated discs
  • Injury or trauma

Additionally, improper lifting and ergonomics, as well as inactivity and obesity, can make you more vulnerable to back pain.

How is back pain treated?

An accurate diagnosis is vital when it comes to effectively treating back pain.

Dr. Abercrombie offers posture and spinal screenings to evaluate your spine health and well-being. He also provides in-office digital X-rays, in addition to your physical exam, to help reach a diagnosis.

Once Dr. Abercrombie identifies the cause of your back pain, he outlines a treatment strategy for your condition. It might include a combination of chiropractic and physical therapy treatments such as:

  • Muscle relaxation and stimulation: gently stretching and contracting your muscles
  • Traction therapy: increasing space between vertebrae
  • Spinal adjustments: moving restricted joints with physical techniques or instruments
  • Custom exercises: personalized exercise plans to strengthen and stretch your body

Dr. Abercrombie also utilizes Active Release Techniques or ART®. This natural massage therapy works to restore normal function and mobility to soft tissue and overused muscles. This patented technique is an ideal treatment for conditions associated with the tendons, ligaments, muscles, fascia, and nerves.

To help you avoid back pain or reinjury in the future, Dr. Abercrombie can provide lifestyle coaching to help reduce your risk of aggravating your condition.

Dr. Abercrombie also recognizes that your whole-body health plays a role in your wellness and offers dietary counseling that includes nutritional supplements to increase your vitality.

Call Fremont Chiropractic or schedule a consultation online to find solutions for your back pain.