One of the most widely cited reasons for missing work and being unable to complete regular activities is back pain. Fortunately, Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen have mastered the most effective techniques for relieving back pain in adults and children. To begin your journey to freedom from back pain, call Alaska Back Care Center and our caring team and our evidence based approach can get you out of pain. Call and we can schedule you an appointment with one of our chiropractors today!

dr matthisen

Back Pain Relief: FAQ
What are the symptoms of back pain?

Just about everyone experiences back pain at some stage in life. Back pain can range from a mild aching sensation to nerve pain, which potentially prevents you from participating in everyday activities. Here are some of the common symptoms of back pain:

  • – Stabbing pain
  • – Shooting pains
  • – Pain radiating to extremities
  • – Pain that worsens during lifting or bending
  • – Pain that dissipates when lying down

Back pain can occur in specific situations, such as when you are walking or standing, or it can persist unrelentingly throughout the day and night. When back pain starts to interfere with your life, it’s time to call Alaska Back Care Center for help.

What are the causes of back pain?

In lots of cases, an acute injury is the cause of back pain. Heavy lifting injuries and sudden falls are common causes of back pain. Sometimes, the pain can arise gradually with no clear cause. Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen along with their team of massage therapists can treat all forms of back pain regardless of the initial cause. Here are some of the most common causes of back pain:

  • – Spinal pre-existing conditions, such as scoliosis
  • – Muscle strains
  • – Disc pathologies
  • – Arthritis
  • – Ligament strains
  • -Facet joint referrals

Subject to the severity of your condition, an in office X-ray or advanced imaging outside our clinic such as an MRI can evaluate your condition even further. X-rays that are necessary can provide additional information about your condition, allowing them to devise the most effective treatment plan.

Who does back pain affect?

Anyone can suffer from back pain, but the condition is more prevalent as you age. Depending on your medical history, previous traumas, activities of daily living, and habits outside the office can dictate the severity of your back pain and can affect your road to recovery. Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen offer a wide range experience treating and addressing the complications that lead to back pain.

Here are some factors that can contribute to increasing your risk of suffering from back pain:

  • – Being overweight
  • – Engaging in improper lifting techniques
  • – Lack of physical exercise
  • -Excessive physical stress
  • -Previous trauma

What is the treatment protocol for back pain? The ABCC way

The first stage is an initial exam where your condition will be thoroughly evaluated. Next, a personalized treatment plan will be designed to help treat your back pain in the most effective manner. Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan Matthisen are professionally-trained and experienced in delivering leading evidence based principles to their chiropractic techniques including:

  • – Diversified manual adjustments
  • – Drop table techniques
  • – Active Release Technique
  • -Expertise in rehab training/consultation
  • -Lifestyle alterations

Dr. Barry and Dr. Bryan can also provide additional back pain relief including low level laser therapy, electric muscle stimulation, and ultrasound therapy.

No matter what your age or the severity of your condition, the expert team at Alaska Back Care Center can provide you with effective treatment for your pain. For fast relief from debilitating back pain, be sure to schedule an appointment online or call the office.