Visiting a chiropractor for back pains and strains may have been viewed in the past as a last-ditch attempt to do something about your back pain. Some patients will use this complementary medical practice only when all traditional options are exhausted. Turns out, you might want to see a chiropractor for back pain sooner rather than later. Chiropractic care for back pain works not only for prevention but also as a first-line-of defense for many conditions.
Back pain is a common affliction, with eight out of ten adults experiencing back pain at some point in their lives. While most people might reach for over-the-counter pain medications to deal with their back pain, there’s another way of dealing with that pain that can be just as effective: chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective methods for the treatment of back pain.
Sprains in your back are caused when ligaments– the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together– become overstretched or torn. Strain involve a muscle and/or a tendon. Either one can occur when you lift too much weight, play a strenuous sport, or even bend or twist improperly during activities during the day. The pain may be aching, burning, stabbing, tingling, sharp or dull.
Back pain can be caused by trauma, a work incident, an auto accident, or even from simple household chores. Pain can often be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), especially if left untreated. You may feel tightness, soreness, tingling, or burning sensations.
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.
For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well, it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Treatment includes a series of visits where Dr. Smith employs different types of adjustments to your spine. He may also have you do some stretches and exercises with simple movements that are initially done in the office but make for an easy transition to self-care at home. These exercises help you take an active role in your own recovery.
It is important to note that each individual case of back pain is different and appropriate treatment is unique to each case. Visit with Dr. Smith for your individual treatment plan. Call us today at 505-327-5086 and start the journey back to full recovery.