There are many different types of back pain, from sudden spikes of pain and persistent aches, to dull constant pain. Back pain can make it difficult to find a comfortable position to sit and sleep in or it can be so debilitating you may be unable to walk. Back pain is usually triggered by an incident, such as a fall or lifting something heavy and can continue to worsen over time.
As you get older, your risk for back pain increases. If you’re overweight, in poor physical shape, or under a significant amount of stress, you’re also at an increased risk of back pain.
At The Chiropractic Doctors, we offer gentle, effective, natural chiropractic care that can identify the source of your pain and treat the root cause, to alleviate pain, inflammation, and general discomfort.
Many people that suffer from back pain experience mechanical problems that involve the interaction of nerves and muscles in the spine and back. This can be caused by ruptured discs, pinched nerves, muscle tension, muscle spasms, and the breakdown of the spinal discs.
The spine and back are the frame upon which the body rests. When something is out of balance in the back, it often results in problems that occur in other areas of the body, including numbness in the legs and arms, neck pain, and headaches.
Fortunately, back pain often responds well to chiropractic treatment.
At The Chiropractic Doctors, our chiropractors use holistic, natural techniques including chiropractic adjustments that can restore balance to the spine and return the body to a pain-free state.
People with chronic pain often suffer from a reduced range of motion, inflammation, difficulty sitting down and standing up, problems ambulating, muscle pain and stiffness, and discomfort at night that impacts their sleep. Some people may also have increased pain after sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Chiropractic treatment is safe and effective and can treat a wide range of back pain issues. With treatment, you’ll experience improved mobility and a reduction in pain. A patient is often also able to stop using pain medicine, which will eliminate any unwanted side effects many drugs have.
Unlike other traditional medicine, chiropractic care won’t only address the symptoms of pain. Instead, we focus on restoring the spine’s natural balance to eliminate pain and inflammation, rather than only masking the symptoms with pain medication or invasive surgical procedures that require a long and painful recovery.
Your chiropractor can also recommend lifestyle changes that can help reduce pain and prevent painful episodes in the future. Some of these lifestyle changes can include exercising, stretching, wearing flat shoes, weight loss, and paying attention to your posture.
At a chiropractic appointment, first, you’ll need to fill out paperwork and include your medical history, anything that may have caused your back pain, such as poor posture, a fall, sports injury, or auto accident. Next, you’ll meet with your chiropractor.
Your chiropractor will go over your health history paperwork, ask how long you’ve been experiencing back pain, and your level of pain. Next, they will conduct a physical assessment to identify the root cause of your pain and discomfort.
After an exam, they can explain what chiropractic care is needed, the length of treatment, any lifestyle changes that can help reduce back pain, and how regular adjustments can help to prevent chronic pain in the future.
If your chiropractor has identified a misalignment, they will adjust your back to restore the balance in the spine. They will apply quick force to the joints to correct the misalignment, releasing pressure on the nerves and restoring range of motion. A chiropractor will use different methods to perform an adjustment and provide effective treatment. Some will rely on gentle stretching to ease joints into the proper position, others will use an activator or drop table or they will simply use their hands to pop the joints quickly into place.
Regardless of the spinal manipulation technique used, the goal of this form of treatment is to provide medical care and manual therapy that can restore alignment to the joints, allowing the body to naturally heal itself, while relieving severe pain and discomfort.
After your adjustment, your chiropractor will discuss your future treatment needs and create a treatment plan that includes regular adjustments to continue to help your body heal itself, faster. Additionally, once your chronic back pain is resolved, they will also recommend maintenance adjustments to keep your body in optimal health and to prevent back pain episodes in the future.
Keep in mind, chiropractic care can provide hands-on treatment and relief for all types of pain, including:
Our licensed professionals provide care that can improve quality of life. Spinal adjustments can relieve the stress placed on back muscles, nerves, and on the discs that cause most back pain, providing soothing, immediate relief. At The Chiropractic Doctors, our goal is to restore the body’s natural balance so the pain doesn’t continue to worsen and instead helps your body to recover faster. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed, experienced chiropractors and let us provide natural pain relief and help you achieve your health goals.