Taking the Chiropractic Care to the next level: David J Lewis DC

1941 O'Farrell Street #108-A

San Mateo California 94403-1374

Back Pain

Back pain in general, and specifically lower back pain can often be traced back to spinal compression and misalignment issues. After a thorough physical examination, palpitation and check for possible limits of mobility, along with a verbal discussion about events and activities that could have acerbated acute or chronic back pain, an initial course of spinal manipulation will be established in chiropractic service.

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation is one option of several that includes exercise, massage and physical therapy that can provide relief from lower back pain, along with more conventional antidote such as applied heat or hot/cold contrast therapy, sleeping on a mattress that offers sufficient support and anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medicines.  The beauty of chiropractic service is that it can be used alone or paired with conventional therapies without negative drug interaction or significant side effects, barring temporary and minor manipulation site soreness and tenderness.

Chronic back pain can last anywhere from a few days to 12 weeks, to an indefinite period of time, if the source of the pain is not isolated and treated. Whether your back pain is acute, chronic or recurring, we will customize a multi-visit regime formulated to ease and/or lessen the effects of the following issues classically related to back-related pain and immobility:


Work time missed due to back pain and related mobility issues


Loss of day to day function due to back pain and related mobility issues


Escalating pain severity due to ongoing, unrelieved back pain


Escalation of pain frequency due to ongoing, unrelieved back pain


Increasing reliance on anti-inflammatory and/or pain-relieving medications

We will always take underlying health conditions and pre-existing disease into consideration when customizing an individual program for your back pain and have many modifications and alternative services available that will resolve your back pain without risking contraindications. Before starting any chiropractic process, we will also rule out other medical reasons for your back pain, using x-rays and other evaluative tests and exams.

Finally, we understand the fear many individuals may have about being touched or manually manipulated, even and/or especially to relieve back pain, which can present by sudden, active spasms and cramps. We will always ask your informed consent, explaining what we intend to do before we physically act and giving you an accurate idea of the amount of force needed for the specific manipulation or adjustment. We also use many less invasive techniques including contrast, sound and electronic impulse therapy as well as pre and post massage therapy sessions, that will aid in relaxing your body, preventing painful body “guarding” and helping your body recuperate after an adjustment.