Back Pain Specialist

Curtis Potts, DC -  - Chiropractor

Mt. Rose Chiropractic

Curtis Potts, DC

Chiropractor located in Reno, NV

Car accidents, sports injuries, and the wear and tear of aging all can provoke back pain. As a board-certified chiropractic specialist, Curtis Potts, DC, at Mt. Rose Chiropractic uses a multi-modal approach to restore your health — without drugs or surgery. Treatment options range from chiropractic adjustments to cold laser therapy for relief of back pain. Get the comfort you deserve today by calling or using the contact form for an appointment with the practice in Reno, Nevada.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Your back comprises bony vertebrae, small discs that cushion the vertebrae, along with dozens of nerves. Its complexity makes your back more susceptible to problems that cause back pain.

A variety of conditions and ailments trigger back pain, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Pinched or trapped nerves, such as peripheral nerve entrapment
  • Degenerated, herniated, or ruptured discs
  • Spinal stenosis (compression of the spinal canal that pinches the spinal cord)
  • Scoliosis and other abnormalities you’re born with
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sciatica (inflammation of the sciatic nerve)

In rare cases, back pain is due to an underlying medical condition, such as a tumor.

How is back pain diagnosed?

Dr. Potts sits down with you to take a complete medical history. He asks you a series of questions to understand your current state of health and wellness.

Dr. Potts performs a complete physical exam, testing the strength of your muscles, along with your reflexes and range of mobility. If necessary, he recommends X-rays or an MRI to confirm your diagnosis.

How is back pain treated?

Dr. Potts tailors your treatment plan to the precise source of your back pain. He recommends chiropractic adjustments, along with various therapies designed to alleviate pain and promote healing. He may also recommend:

  • Active release techniques to release trapped nerves and vessels
  • Heat therapy to boost circulation and relax the muscles
  • Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, to relieve pain and swelling

His recommendations often include drug-free options to stimulate self-healing in your back. Dr. Potts find these therapies most effective when done in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle changes.

You don’t need to suffer from back pain. Call today or use the convenient contact form for a consultation with Dr. Potts at Mt. Rose Chiropractic.

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