A Back Pain Specialist in
Los Angeles Can Beat Your Back Pain!
Dr. Rainey is a chiropractor and back pain specialist in Los Angeles. He’s also an avid runner who’s been running all over the world for 35 years. During that time, Dr. Rainey has covered more than 50,000 miles and competed in 25 marathons and over 40 ultramarathons (as much as 62 miles long). Needless to say, he’s passionate about running.
Running is great for exercise, stress relief, and overall physical and mental health. Unfortunately, due to a variety of factors, many runners suffer from extremely painful running injuries. When most people think about running injuries, they focus on the knees, legs, ankles, and feet. While these areas of the body certainly experience many of the most common running injuries, back pain is often overlooked (unless you’re experiencing it!).
As a back pain specialist in Los Angeles, Dr. Rainey has helped thousands of people with back pain due to problems ranging from running injuries to poor posture. The statistics on back pain are staggering. As much as 80% of the general population experiences back pain at some point. But runners are even more prone to back pain, with up to 90% reporting recurring back pain as a result of running.
Why Does Running Cause Back Pain?
When you run you place three to four times your body weight on each leg with every impact. While running strengthens your lower back, it does little to strengthen your abdominal muscles, which puts extra stress on the discs in your lower back. Common causes of running-related back pain include:
• Muscle strain, muscle imbalance, misalignment, strains, and sprains
• Unequal leg lengths and/or an uneven pelvis
• Having flat feet and/or not wearing the right running shoes
• Overpronation, which occurs when your foot rolls too far inward when you run
• Trying to hold yourself upright when you run and/or pushing forward when running
• Having too much bounce in your running stride
• Running on hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt
There are many other causes, of course, but these are the most common. As a back pain specialist in Los Angeles with over three decades of running experience, Dr. Rainey is uniquely experienced to help relieve your back pain. He uses many different techniques based on the type of pain or running injury, but often simply aligning your spine can reduce muscle strain and ease pain.
You Have Persistent Back Pain. Now What?
Don’t wait and hope it will get better over time. Experiencing back pain when you run can be the sign of a serious problem, or it can be something Dr. Rainey can easily fix as a highly skilled back pain specialist in Los Angeles.
It’s best to be on the safe side and setup an appointment by calling Rainey Chiropractic at 310-842-9283 today.
"I have been a patient of Dr. Rainey's for almost 2 years and he's the BEST chiropractor I have ever seen."
“I finally found Dr. Rainey after seeing more than 20 chiropractors who just couldn’t adjust me fully. Their treatments lasted only about 5 minutes. After seeing Dr. Rainey, I am finally feeling like I’m getting my body back!”
“After being involved in a car accident, I began to feel back pain. Working in the music industry adds a lot of stress in my life, which also contributed to the symptoms caused by the accident. Since coming to Rainey Chiropractic, my condition has improved greatly. In fact, I feel better than I ever felt before.”