Back pain can arise for many reasons, including overuse or repetitive use injuries, car accidents or slip-and-fall accidents, work-related strain, poor posture, being overweight, being physically inactive – even wearing ill-fitting shoes or sleeping on a too-soft or too-hard mattress can contribute to painful symptoms. Inflammation around the nerves of the spine can also cause back pain, including sciatica, one of the most common types of back pain. A careful evaluation to determine the cause of painful symptoms will help ensure you get the most appropriate and most effective treatment to relieve your symptoms.
Chiropractic care works by helping to gently realign the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) to help relieve inflammation and impingements that can cause nerve irritation and malfunction, including both localized, regional and radiating pain, numbness, weakenss and stiffness. Once the spine is in proper alignment, it's better able to support the body both at rest and during motion, and uneven forces and stresses can be rebalanced for optimal pain-free function.
Making lifestyle changes, like losing excess weight and being more physically active may help. Being evaluated and treated at the first sign of pain and stiffness is also very important to prevent issues from becoming more serious. Having your work station evaluated is also critical to ensuring your back isn't subjected to countless strains and stresses all day long. At Mission Bay Chiropractic, we offer on-site work station evaluation to identify ways your work habits and environment might be contributing to your back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. We've performed on-site evaluations for all sorts of companies, including Aribnb, the Discovery Channel, Github, iHeartMedia, Tilt.com and the Department of Labor.
We do accept all Auto Accident Insurances and some Workers' Compensation Insurances. Please call our office to confirm your insurance provider if you do not see your Insurance listed here.
"Katy and Dr. Wayne are both awesome - they really care and are trying to help me feel better permanently. Dr Wayne even came to my office to do an ergonomic evaluation"
"Every time something comes up, the first thing I do is book an appointment with Dr. Chuck. He is very patient and attentive, and he really knows his stuff."
"It only took a handful of appointments to feel better, but it was nothing short of amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
"I have been to many many chiropractors and massage therapists in my day, and Dr. Wayne and Gina are literally the best I've ever had."
"Dr. Wayne rocks. No other way to put it. After severely injuring my back six months ago I was in pretty much constant pain and discomfort since. "
"So fun to come into this office. Not only are the chiropractors knowledgeable and address body imbalances, the staff is wonderful!"
"I came in with the worst upper neck pain, hardly able to move and he fixed me right up. 100% would recommend. Will definitely be back."
"Dr. Chuck is an exceptional chiropractor. He helped me reduce significantly the frequency and intensity of my migraines and tension headaches."
"Dr. Chuck was so understanding and gentle, he explained every move before he did it, and made sure it was as painless as possible."
"The entire staff is friendly and helpful, too. You can tell they all care for their clients' well-being."
"Dr. Chuck is fantastic! He really got me back in shape. He's very attentive, and listens to your concerns. He taught me stretches to strengthen my back at home."
"Dr. Chuck delivers top-notch care, and is easy-going and approachable. The office staff is super, too! You can't go wrong with Mission Bay Chiropractic."
"Dr. Wayne got me back into high heels and I no longer walk like an ape!"
"Tried out chiropractic care here after reading positive Yelp reviews...I went from barely walking for two days to several days with almost no pain."
"He even went to my office desk and did a free workstation guide for me. Overall, it is a great experience collaborating with chuck."
"This office has a very friendly and knowledgeable staff who genuinely want to get you healthy. Nice clean office."
"I go to Dr. Chuck Affatato, who has kept me dancing , and free from back pain for a number of years now. He is a very good chiropractor, and he listens to any concerns"
"Best and professional service. Dr. Wayne is caring and makes sure that he addresses all concerns."
"Mission Bay Chiropractic is a top notch clinic! Dr. Affatato and Dr. Yuen truly care for their patients health and well being. I would highly recommend this clinic!."
"I can't thank Dr. Chuck enough for the expert adjustments that put my SI joint back in its proper alignment."
"I've been seeing Dr Wayne for three months. Before coming in I had trouble walk/sitting/laying down. My lower back felt like hell, now it feels great!"