Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.

Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives.

Back pain is the third most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, behind skin conditions and osteoarthritis.

Back pain costs Americans more than $50 billion in health care costs each year.

Add in wages lost and decreased productivity with back pain, and the cost estimate rises to over $100 billion.

What causes back pain?

Your back, from top-to-bottom, is a complex system of 24 vertebrae that are separated by disks, connected by ligaments, and supported by muscles and their tendons. 

This incredible structure works together to provide support and movement to your body and provide protection to your spinal cord and nerves that branch out to the rest of your body.

Excess tension, stress, and injury can damage any part of this system, causing pain, spasm, and debilitating symptoms.    

Frequent Causes of Back Pain Include:

  • Muscle Strain / Ligament Sprain

  • Degenerative Disk Disease / Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Bulging or Herniated Disk

  • Spinal Radiculopathy

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Spondylolisthesis / Spondylolysis

  • Spinal Vertebral Fractures

  • Scoliosis

  • Pregnancy

  • Obesity

  • and others

Treating Back Pain in the Twin Cities

There are three main treatment approaches for treating back pain.

1. First-Line Conservative Therapies including chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage.

2. Pain Medication including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxant drugs, and highly addictive opioid medications.

3. Invasive Surgery including disk repair or removal, spinal fusion, or other invasive procedures.

Research and well-respected medical organizations support the use of chiropractic spinal manipulation for back pain.


The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends: 

People with back pain, neck pain, or headaches seek conservative spinal manipulative care provided by chiropractors before pursuing more costly and dangerous treatments such as addictive prescription opioid medications or invasive surgery.

Before taking pain pills and muscle relaxants or scheduling back surgery, you owe it to yourself to try chiropractic.

Dr. Freitag first experienced the benefits of chiropractic care after a car accident in 2001 left him with constant headaches, neck and back pain.    

After trying a course of physical therapy, and pain and muscle relaxing medications with little success, he was desperate for relief. 

Dr. Freitag then reluctantly tried chiropractic for the first time. He was genuinely amazed by the results he felt, even after just the first visit. 

That experience set Dr. Freitag on a journey to become a chiropractor. He is now grateful and honored to be able to share the benefits of chiropractic with patients across Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the greater Twin Cities metro area.

If you or someone you love is suffering from back pain, try chiropractic.

For those who have never been to a chiropractor or are concerned about having your spine twisted, cracked, or popped, the gentle style of chiropractic provided by Freitag Family Chiropractic is the perfect treatment for you.

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We look forward to helping you get out of pain and back to your life!