Back Pain and the Chiropractor
Seeing a chiropractor about back pain is just a given for some. Those who have been to a chiropractor because of their back pain understand the kind of relief they can get from the pain thanks to a spinal adjustment to release tension, get their range of motion back and feel better overall. For those who have never been to a chiropractor it can be a different story thanks to misconceptions about what a chiropractor does. Without getting into specifics about their years of training and the fact that they are indeed doctors, I will say that a back adjustment is safe, effective and pain free. Even babies and children are able to have back adjustments which shows you just how gentle and safe they really are.
Back pain is not all the same. Some is the result of trauma or injury, other back pain is related to menstruation and pregnancy and then other back pain is the result of wear and tear that can lead to things like a slipped disc. The good news is that a chiropractor is able to treat all kinds of back pain without the use of surgery or medication using a hands-on approach. The manipulation of the spine when it comes to treating back pain is not at all what many would believe it is. It doesn’t involve “popping” anything “back into place” and there is no excruciating pain associated with a chiropractic adjustment when treating back problems. The chiropractor may be able to diagnose the cause of your back pain on their own and other times may request an X-Ray to confirm the cause and render an official diagnosis before beginning treatment.
Various techniques can be used to treat back pain depending on the cause—none of which “force” your back or disc “back into place”. The gentle manipulations work to restore your discs proper function so that you can move freely again without any pain. Continuing your treatment can result in restoring the health of your damaged disc over time too. This means being able to restore full range of motion as well as taking away your back pain. And, since many people experience referred pain in other parts of their body because of back problems, these treatments can mean stopping your headaches as well as leg pain that is associated with your back problems. And to add to the pluses of seeking chiropractic care for your back pain, all treatment is non-surgical and free of medications. Even in the case of serve back problems where surgery looks like it may be the only cure, often times chiropractic care is recommended before surgery because it is a non-invasive treatment that has shown great success in the improvement of even very severe cases.
If you’re experiencing chronic back pain then you’d likely benefit from seeing a chiropractor before resorting to invasive treatment options or potentially addictive pain killers and muscle relaxers which could only ever provide temporary relief at best.