Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
A Noninvasive Treatment for Spinal Pain
We do not provide chiropractic care but we frequently recommend it.
Through manual therapy such as spinal manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustment), mobilization, and adjunctive therapy, we work to improve function and provide pain relief. Chiropractors draw on centuries-worth of medical research and therapeutic techniques to relieve pain and restore blood flow in the back and neck. As wear and tear from aging, stress, and physical activity takes its toll on the body, blood flow through the spine can become inhibited. Blood contains oxygen, which is a critical component for the body’s healing process as it helps reduce inflammation.
The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility to joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as a car accident, repetitive stress, holding a child on your hip, or sitting in an office chair for prolonged periods.
Often, chiropractic care is combined with physical therapy, massage therapy, and other types of treatment to give you the most comprehensive treatment plan.
The Chiropractor’s Philosophy of Care
Chiropractors use a focused approach to back and spinal pain. Their treatments involve applying pressure to targeted areas of the body to manipulate sine alignment and reduce inflammation. Chiropractors specifically look for areas of subluxation, which is a misalignment of the spine. In chiropractor care, the term subluxation is used differently than it is in traditional medicine. While a doctor may refer to subluxation as a dislocation, chiropractors use the term much more generally to describe any sort of misalignment.
Chiropractors often treat pain related to:
- Sports injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Herniated disc
- Neck pain
Chiropractors use their hands to manipulate and force muscles and bones to realign and stimulate the healing process. Patients who wish to avoid using medication or undergoing surgery can often find great results through chiropractic care.
Learn more about chiropractic care and the orthopedic services we provide by calling (727) 300-2537.