Lower Back Pain Specialist

Many people have found help and enhanced their healing and overall health through the services of a qualified chiropractor. For those experiencing lower back pain, Dr. Church and the caring and welcoming professionals at Atlas Chiropractic in East Haven, CT are ready to help.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Atlas Chiropractic

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Back pain can be caused by a range of ailments and injury, by overuse resulting in soft tissue injuries, sprains, and strains, or bone fractures. It can be caused by herniated discs, by osteoarthritis in the spine, or by rare conditions like spondylitis, bacterial infections, and tumors.

Understanding the cause of lower back pain requires a thorough examination which may include CT, MRI, or other scans. Only when the cause of the ailment is clear can treatment begin.

What Symptoms Should Patients Not Ignore?

Any pain is a sign that something is wrong but some symptoms are certainly indicators of a more severe condition than others. Those who experience weakness in their extremities, whether it’s the legs, arms, or face, should see a doctor immediately. If the back pain radiates into the chest, the patient should immediately seek medical assistance.

Tenderness and pain in the rear lower leg could mean a potentially fatal blood clot. If back pain is causing respiratory troubles, the patient should seek medical assistance right away. All of these could be related to back problems or could indicate serious ailments like stroke or heart attack.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Chiropractors specialize in injuries to the back, spine, and nervous system. They engage in highly effective non-invasive treatments of musculoskeletal and nervous disorders. By treating the areas where the pain originates (which may not be where the patient feels the pain), they alleviate the injury, allowing patients to improve strength and mobility, and restore their health and wellness.

Treatment by a chiropractor will usually involve spinal manipulation, but can also involve specialized physical therapy and exercise routines custom-tailored to the individual needs of the patient. By setting goals for recovery and preventative efforts, a chiropractor can not only restore the health of a patient but can help to avoid further illness and injury in the future.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
Location
Atlas Chiropractic
370 Hemingway Avenue
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: 203-466-1111
Fax: (203) 468-9684
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