Back Pain

Back pain shouldn’t be anything you have to get used to — you have treatment options available. At Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, Arizona, near Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise, Arizona, Dr. Alan J. Helvig is trained to help men and women who have back pain. Whether you’ve had a recent injury, or if you’ve lived with back pain for years, Dr. Helvig is dedicated to getting to the root of your problem, so you can start living a pain-free life.

Back Pain Q & A

Why do I have back pain?

If you have sudden trauma, like a car accident, you might understand why you have back pain. But if you are suddenly in pain, or if your back pain has increased over an extended period of time, the cause might not be so obvious. Back pain can be caused by:

  • Herniated or slipped discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis and inflammation
  • Bone spurs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Muscle spasms
  • Degenerative disc disorder


Can chiropractic adjustments relieve back pain?

Probably yes. During an adjustment, Dr. Helvig improves joint mobility by applying a quick controlled force to various joints (and vertebrae) throughout your body. He’ll do this by placing your body in specialized positions, or by applying direct pressure to the area. Once you’re adjusted, often he’ll use other treatment methods to help soft tissues in your back heal. Many men and women with back pain experience improvement after receiving cold laser therapy, ultrasound treatment, or electrical impulse stimulation. Before leaving your session, you may have heat or ice applied to the affected area to soothe any aches and pains.


Will chiropractic adjustments help with lower back pain?

Yes. Chiropractic adjustments are sometimes the preferred treatment method for lower back pain. Even though Dr. Helvig likely wants to get an x-ray of the area before doing any sort of treatment — just to help get to the root of your lower back pain — you should feel better soon after your first chiropractic adjustment.


What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can be caused by anything that causes back pain in general. In some cases though, lower back pain results from inflammation of the sacroiliac joint, which is the area where your spine and pelvis meet. While this joint doesn’t move a lot, it does shift the load of your upper body to your lower body. After conducting a thorough examination and looking at imaging, Dr. Helvig can see if this is the cause of your lower back pain and put together a treatment plan to heal your lower back.

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    "I would recommend this place if you need a good adjustment. He is amazing, and he has the best customer service."

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    "Dr. Helvig is the best. He is honest and very caring and personable. His staff is awesome. I will never go anywhere else."

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    "After my first visit I knew this would be my new chiropractor. Dr. Helvig's entire staff is excellent and very efficient as they all work together as a team."

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    "I went to Dr. Helvig a day after I had my car wreck on March 23, 2013. He has been the reason I have gotten back to work so quickly."

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    "I was seen on an emergency basis and found Dr. Helvig absolutely awesome. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. Highly recommend."

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    "Dr. Helvig gave me immediate relief and practical suggestions for caring for my neck. After a short period of time I was completely healed."

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    "I highly recommend Dr. Helvig to anyone in the area. The visits were positive experiences and the staff was very informative."

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    "I have gone to many chiropractors before and none of them give you a treatment like Dr. Helvig and his team. He and his staff are very knowledgeable."

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    "Dr. Helvig is the best, he is honest and very caring and personable. His staff is awesome. The place is clean and makes you feel comfortable."

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    "After my first visit I knew this would be my new chiropractor. Dr. Helvig's entire staff is excellent and very efficient as they all work together as a team."

    Charise A.
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Helvig Health Chiropractic
10323 West Coggins Drive , Suite C
Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: 623-201-8795
Fax: (623) 933-9359
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