Back Pain Specialist

Park Cities ChiroSport

R Todd Petersen, D.C., DACBSP, OPA-C, ATC, LAT

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center & Board Certified in Sports Medicine located in Snider Plaza / University Park, Dallas, TX

Back pain is one of the main reasons for disability, doctor’s visits, and missed workdays in the United States. At Park Cities ChiroSport in Dallas, Texas, R. Todd Petersen, DC, treats all types of back pain, including injuries related to sports, workers’ compensation claims, and auto accidents. The clinic features a spinal decompression table and other state-of-the-art technology. If you have back pain, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q&A

What is back pain?

Most people suffer from the disabling confines of back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be a sharp, stabbing, dull, throbbing, or burning sensation. Sometimes pain radiates, which means it travels from the spine to another part of your body, such as an arm or leg.


Fortunately, Dr. Petersen at Park Cities ChiroSport can help. As an expert in chiropractic care, he has extensive experience identifying, treating, and managing the root sources of back pain. If your back pain doesn’t let up after a few weeks of home care, call Park Cities ChiroSport.

What causes back pain?

Most short-term (acute) back pain is due to a biomechanical problem, which means there’s a disruption in the way the parts of your back, like the spine, intervertebral discs, muscles, and nerves, work together.


Many issues can cause biomechanical problems in the back, including:


  • Traumatic injuries from sports, car accidents, or occupation
  • Skeletal irregularities like scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Muscles strains and ligament sprains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated or ruptured discs
  • Spinal nerve compression
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


These conditions can affect anyone, but certain factors increase your risk for back pain, such as increasing age, weight gain, and having a job that requires pushing, pulling, or lifting heavy objects.

How does chiropractic care treat back pain?

At Park Cities ChiroSport, Dr. Petersen provides gentle, safe, noninvasive back pain treatments that are also highly effective. The first step involves identifying the source of your pain. Then, Dr. Petersen develops an individualized treatment plan that may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Postural adjustments
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Massage therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Nonsurgical spinal decompression
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

In addition to treating the back pain you have now, Dr. Petersen teaches you how to prevent pain from returning. 

A back pain prevention program may include exercises, ergonomic adjustments, and dietary changes you can implement at home as well as routine chiropractic manipulations for ongoing spine health.

For nonsurgical treatment of all types of back pain, call the experts at Park Cities ChiroSport, or book an appointment online today.