Back Pain

At Active Health & Wellness Clinic, we have been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Victoria, BC for many years. We provide the most innovative chiropractic technologies and treatments, like massage therapy, for pain relief regarding chronic back pain and other spine and joint-related problems. Our mission is to resolve your pain and help you return to an active lifestyle.

Chronic Back Pain Origins and Symptoms

The origins of chronic back pain can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint due to its movement or radiating to other parts of the body. For example, you may feel stinging, burning, or stabbing pain in your limb, but the source of the pain stems from your spine due to misalignment, injury, disease, or other health issues. However, the origin of your chronic back pain must be located so it can be treated and resolved.

Potential sources of back pain include:


  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Nerve compression
  • Disc misalignment
  • Muscle stress
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Disease or deformities
  • Spinal stenosis

Chronic back pain symptoms are not always the same as the origin. Symptoms often change and move, appearing in other parts of the body. Pinpointing and identifying them can be problematic, so tracking symptoms is important.

Carefully observe these symptoms if they arise:

  • Shooting or sharp pain
  • Burning or stinging sensations
  • Numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation
  • Sciatica
  • Leg weakness
  • Incontinence

Locating and diagnosing the origin of your chronic back pain is vital to implementing effective therapies and treatments. Our chiropractors, Dr. Sean Starr and Dr. Sean Renshaw have the experience, expertise, knowledge, and technologies to alleviate your chronic back pain and give you back your life.

Chiropractic Treatments for Chronic Back Pain and Pain Relief

Chronic back pain is a red flag that your body needs immediate attention. If treatment is delayed, serious injury may evolve into a permanent health condition. At Active Health & Wellness Clinic, our chiropractors and professional staff offer the newest ground-breaking therapies and technologies to end your chronic back pain. Treatment options include the following.

Chiropractic Spinal Decompression for Chronic Back Pain

Spinal decompression therapy relieves chronic back pain by releasing pressure on discs while also improving blood and spinal fluid circulation. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and non-pharmaceutical therapy that uses the natural force of gravity to allow the spinal discs to separate slowly, dispelling the pent-up tension and constrictions on discs, nerves, and tissues.

Massage Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

Massage therapy alleviates chronic back pain and resolves tension from muscles and connective tissues through gentle hands-on pressure applied to trigger points. Massage therapy releases stress, corrects muscle stiffness, and increases circulation that cells and tissues need to repair and heal themselves.

Laser Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

Laser therapy eases chronic back pain by using laser light technology applied to a targeted pain area. The photo-biomodulation process sends light energy into the tissues and cells that absorb it. The energy then stimulates the cells to heal themselves as it increases circulation and reduces inflammation.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractic Professionals for Back Pain Relief

Call Active Health Wellness Clinic today at (250) 382-7246 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.