⦿ 965C W Highway 550, Bernalillo NM 87004 |   505-867-3322 
Hours: M 2:30-5:30 | W 9:30-12 & 2:30-5:30 | F 2:30-5 | Sa 8:30-10:30

⦿ 5345 Wyoming Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87109 |   505-860-1418
Hours: M 9:30-12 | Tu 9:30-12 & 2:30-5:00 | Th 2:30-5 | F 9:30-12:00 | Sa 11:15-1:15

backpain 1944329 1920Back injuries can develop due to a numerous amount of different factors and circumstances. Some people are more likely to develop back pain than others. Something as simple as twisting the wrong way in bed can cause misalignment of the vertebrae while others may sustain back injuries while working, at home, or from an automotive accident or other traumatic event. Relief from back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek chiropractic care.

While lower back injuries are the most common, pain in the thoracic pain (middle of the spine) and cervical pain (neck region) of the spinal cord also often occurs. These injuries affect the vertebrae, discs, soft tissues, muscles, and joints of your body. Other parts of your entire body can be affected due to these injuries.

Muscle strain often contributes to lower back pain. The erector spinae, which help keep the spine erect, can become enflamed and spasm. Discs that are not in their proper place due to malformation can cause damage to surrounding discs, joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Herniated or degenerative discs are often a cause for upper back pain. Typically rest, ice/heat packs, over-the-counter inflammatory medicine, and pain medicine such as aspirin treat back pain until the muscles are able to return to their lower positions. However, if pain persists after more than a couple weeks, the back may begin to atrophy and become significantly weak. This can leave you open to further injury.

Most cases of back pain are mechanical, meaning they are typically not caused by any serious conditions.

Back pain is experienced by 31 million Americans at any given time and the single leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the US Department of Labor, workers in the health care industry sustain back injury more than any other profession. The number one reported injury in health care is patient handling. 40 to 50 percent of nurses sustain back injury. Workplace injuries cost a total of nearly $50,000 per injury on average for medical treatment and indemnity cost.

Bernalillo Office

Address: 965C W Highway 550, Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: 505-867-3322
Hours of Operation:

   Morning  Evening
Monday  By Appointment  2:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday  Closed  Closed
Wednesday  9:30am - 12:00pm  2:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday  Closed  Closed
Friday  Closed  2:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday  8:30am - 10:30pm  Closed
Sunday  Closed  Closed

Other times available by appt only

Albuquerque Office

Address: 5345 Wyoming Blvd. NE Suite 103B Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-860-1418
Hours of Operation:

  Morning Evening
Monday  9:30am - 12:00pm  Closed
Tuesday  9:30am - 12:00pm  2:30pm-5:00pm
Wednesday  Closed  Closed
Thursday  Closed  2:30pm-5:00pm
Friday  9:30am - 12:00pm  Closed
Saturday  11:15am - 1:15pm  Closed
Sunday  Closed  Closed

Other times available by appt only