Spinal adjustment is the primary treatment used by chiropractors to treat back pain. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation with their hands or devices that use controlled force to adjust vertebrae alignment. Our doctors use an Impulse Adjusting Instrument, which provides spinal manipulations without the popping or cracking of joints, which helps some patients to relax. Spinal adjustments are generally safe for treating back pain when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner, according to the NIH. We also help patients to prevent future back pain and injury by suggesting strengthening exercises and stretches that prevent future back pain by strengthening the muscles in the core and back. Our doctors are dedicated to diagnosing and treating the root cause of back pain, to truly provide long-term and sustainable relief.
Because the cause of back pain varies from one patient to the next, our team offers different treatment options. One option might be low-impact exercises that target abdominal fat. Dropping belly fat can help your spine return to a more normal curve. Stress reduction is another common passive treatment option. These alternative treatments work in conjunction with traditional chiropractic care to help solve immediate pain issues while adding a preventative aspect to a patient's treatment plan.
By improving the way the brain talks to the muscles via the nerves, patients might find that there is a reduction of pain, improvement in their quality of life, and a decrease in stress. The goal is to help patients develop a nerve system that self-corrects. Along the way, sub-goals include teaching people about making healthy lifestyle decisions, improving diet and including exercise as a form of medicine. The process is painless and the results are positive.
Lower back pain has many causes. Those range from degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis to torn muscles, poor posture, and obesity. For many people who suffer from low back pain, their condition may have multiple causes. Many times there is a small injury that gets worse over time. People may not notice they are injured until their pain begins to become chronic or that they notice they are unable to do their regular routine. The good news is that chiropractic care can help patients who suffer from lower back pain.
Our office offers structural correction and central nerve system enhancement which is a higher form of chiropractic care. It uses chiropractic adjustments with applied neurology to activate the nerves along the back so that the brain and the body can better communicate. The process helps to decrease pain and allow alignment of the vertebrae to occur naturally. The idea is that our brain sends signals that our muscles do not interpret correctly. By opening up the channels of communication, the body not only mends itself, it becomes more self-aware. Other treatments include exercise, which helps patients improve their posture, practice a neutral spine position, and gain back strength. More traditional treatments can help such as ice and heat, rest, massage, and even ultrasound. Expect our team to address lifestyle issues like obesity and poor diet. We will likely suggest a range of treatments to help you gain strength, become pain-free, and improve your quality of life.
Much of the answer to this question is dependent upon what the causes of your lower back pain are and how severe your condition is. Lower back pain that is the result of an automobile accident might have a shorter treatment time than a case where obesity contributes to the lower back pain. What we offer each patient is a customized plan of care that addresses their symptoms and progressives them closer to full recovery.
We are out of network with all major insurance providers. We are more than happy to verify your benefits to see if there is coverage available. We specialize in helping people involved in accidents and work with their medical/auto insurances and attorneys. We do not accept Medical or Medicare. If you have any questions regarding insurance, please contact our office directly.
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