Chiropractors treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system, but they are especially helpful in treating back pain. Chiropractors do not actually target pain relief itself so much as they attempt to treat the underlying conditions responsible for pain. Instead of merely masking a pain with over-the-counter or prescription medications, many patients who see chiropractors for back pain can achieve relief with simple spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes. Even the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommends that people with chronic back pain seek out conservative treatment options first, including safe and effective spinal manipulation.
Did you know…
that the leading cause of disability around the world is lower back pain? In the U.S. alone, an estimated 31 million people are suffering from some type of back pain – many of them chronically. Although inflammatory diseases and other conditions can be a source of back pain, the vast majority of symptoms are caused by mechanical discrepancies in the spine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Should I see a chiropractor for my back pain?
Yes. Although not everyone is a candidate for chiropractic treatment, those who are often found significant pain relief with ongoing treatment. Contact your Essex County chiropractor today for more information or to schedule a consultation.
How will a chiropractor treat my pain?
Your chiropractor will first attempt to identify the cause of your pain – whether it is related to posture, weight, stress, or the result of a car accident or other injury. You may be advised to make certain modifications to your daily habits and to visit periodically for spinal manipulation, which is designed to relieve pain, muscle tightness and joint immobility. Your treatment may persist for several weeks or months until your pain subsides.
What should I expect after treatment?
Most chiropractic adjustments are not painful. However, it is normal to experience some mild to moderate soreness in the first one to two days following your treatment. Otherwise, you can return to your usual routine as soon as you leave the office.
Back pain is a common injury that can cause great pain and can interfere with the daily functions of your life. Prior to the sudden onset of a back injury there is generally a pre-existing weakness within the internal structure of the spine. This weakness will then become vulnerable, triggering pain by lifting a heavy object, a sudden, quick movement, or sitting in a position for too long of a period.
Some causes for back pain include:
Your Chiropractor will first assess your injury through a hands-on review and then can treat your back injury in a number of ways. Depending on the injury location, your Chiropractor may perform a chiropractic adjustment to improve functionality, reduce nerve inflammation, and restore range of motion in the back. Other techniques that can be used include mobilization of the area, physical therapy modalities, exercises, and patient education to provide a comprehensive treatment approach.
If you suffer from back pain and live in or around Tecumseh, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Drazic today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.