Millions of Americans suffer from back pain each year due to injuries and arthritis, and they want to know how they can reduce their pain and heal from their injuries.
What causes back pain?
Back pain can be caused by any number of reasons, including overuse, pulled muscles, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, scoliosis, arthritis and spinal stenosis. The pain can be constant or intermittent and range in severity from mild to severe and debilitating.
My doctor is pushing for back surgery. Do I really need surgery?
Our chiropractor can evaluate your back pain and the causes and determine if chiropractic care will be effective at treating your back pain. In general, chiropractic adjustments and other holistic techniques can dramatically reduce your pain and increase your range of motion, eliminating the need for back surgery.
What are my chiropractic treatment options?
Spinal adjustments can relieve the pressure on your spine and nerves. Cold laser therapy can facilitate the healing of injuries. Spinal decompression increases the space between the discs and allow them to retract into their proper positions, and rehabilitative therapy can help increase strength and range of motion in injured areas of your body.
What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression increases the space between the vertebrae to help alleviate pain from herniated, bulging and slipped discs, pinched nerves and sciatica. It involves lying on a chiropractic table that has movable sections and pulleys or straps. The table is adjusted for your specific decompression needs, and a precise amount of pressure is slowly applied to your spinal column via the use of a strap and the pulleys. This setup stretches your spine and increases the distance between your vertebrae.
How does chiropractor assisted spinal adjustments help with back pain?
When the spine is misaligned it puts pressure on the nerves, muscles and ligaments of the back. This causes generalized back pain and can lead to weakness in the back or limbs, tingling and burning sensations. Spinal adjustments seek to realign the back into its proper curvature so that the back can heal.
How long will it take to heal my back and reduce my back pain?
The time it takes to heal varies on the severity and complexity of the injury. It could take anywhere from six months to three years to completely heal your back pain. However, many individuals notice a significant reduction in their pain and an increase in their mobility after just a few sessions. Additionally, we can utilize other treatment options along with chiropractic adjustments, including cold laser therapy and rehabilitation to more quickly decrease the time it takes to heal your back pain.
Is there anything I can do to reduce or prevent back pain?
Maintaining good posture, using good lifting techniques, stretching, eating right and exercising can reduce the risk of a back injury and pain and help prevent back pain.
For more information on how we can help you decrease your back pain, call our chiropractor’s office at 843-569-2225.