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Dr. David P. Gobbie, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. David P. Gobbie DC is a top Chiropractor in Pleasant Hills, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. David P. Gobbie DC is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. David P. Gobbie DC is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. David P. Gobbie DC is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, Dr. David P. Gobbie DC is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. David P. Gobbie, DC
  • Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania
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Do chiropractic adjustments help with chronic lower back pain?

There is a simple and a little more complex answer to this question. Quite simply...Yes. Chiropractic adjustments can be very beneficial to relieving chronic lower back pain. READ MORE
There is a simple and a little more complex answer to this question. Quite simply...Yes. Chiropractic adjustments can be very beneficial to relieving chronic lower back pain. However, when evaluating a patient with this past history, it is very crucial to rule out any other complicating factors that may be contributing to this condition.

From a little more complex approach though, it is also important to address the soft tissue surrounding the vertebral spine. In essence, when a patient presents with “Chronic” lower back pain, it is often times the soft tissue (muscle, ligaments, etc..) that become effected as well. So, I like to also take an active rehabilitation approach to this type of presenting issue.

The chiropractic adjustments will help align the spine back to optimal levels, but addressing the soft tissue thru stretching and strengthening exercises are paramount to creating long term relief from a condition such as chronic low back pain.

In summary, if it is determined that the patients presenting issue is neuromuscular in nature, then the adjustments in conjunction with rehabilitation exercises will provide the most benefit.

My back has become very hunched. Should I see a chiropractor?

It depends. When evaluating structural changes with in the spine, especially if those changes are causing postural abnormalities, it’s first important to determine if there may READ MORE
It depends. When evaluating structural changes with in the spine, especially if those changes are causing postural abnormalities, it’s first important to determine if there may be some other potential issues causing the hunched posture. As an example, osteoporosis can be a major contributing factor to a hunched position.

Then, after a thorough neuromuscular examination we can often determine how involved the soft tissues are in relation to these changes, and how they may effect pain levels, range of motion and, ultimately, effects on activities of daily living.

Moving forward, when all these factors are taken into consideration, it gives the doctor a better understanding of the patients particular subjective and objective issues and allows them to create a treatment plan specific to that patient.

Do chiropractors also prescribe medications?

Thank you for the question. Chiropractors do not prescribe medications for pain ailments. In fact, the Chiropractic profession is more of a holistic approach to spinal and neuromuscular READ MORE
Thank you for the question. Chiropractors do not prescribe medications for pain ailments. In fact, the Chiropractic profession is more of a holistic approach to spinal and neuromuscular conditions.

Unfortunately, as necessary as pain meds may be for the very short term, we believe in correcting the source of the problem and not masking the symptoms, as pain meds will often do. This approach gives the patient a better long term outcome, which is always the primary goal.

I hope you found this explanation helpful.