Chiropractic Care: An Effective Low Back Pain Treatment
Low back pain is something 80% of adults will experience at some point in their lives, with this pain varying from incapacitating, sudden, sharp pains to ongoing, dull aches that get worse over time.
It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that 35% (7.7 million people) visiting chiropractors in America are doing so to find relief from their back pain, especially as many studies have concluded that the treatment chiropractors can offer (e.g. manual therapies) are very effective when treating lower back pain.
When Should You Seek Low Back Pain Treatment?
Your low back pain could have started due to a number of different factors, including pregnancy, inactivity, age, and weight gain. However, heavy lifting, pulling, and/or pushing are the most common causes, particularly if these movements involve improper techniques or twisting/vibrating the spine.
The muscles in your lower back can be placed under an enormous amount of stress if you don’t lift things correctly. This may result in tiny tears in your muscles (muscle strain), which are incredibly painful, and it can even result in disc injury (ruptured, herniated, or bulging discs) if you aren’t lifting things in the right position.
What Does Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Involve?
Firstly, your chiropractor in Columbus will take a detailed medical history from you before performing a physical examination. They may also use diagnostic imaging or lab tests to work out whether or not this treatment is suitable for the type of low back pain you’re suffering from.
Then, their tailored treatment plan may involve using a number of different manual adjustments. This means the chiropractor will manipulate your joints using sudden, controlled force to improve the quality and range of motion. The majority of chiropractors will also offer rehabilitation/exercise and nutritional counseling to help boost the success of your treatment plan.
When implemented effectively, chiropractic care will prevent any further injuries, will restore your normal function, and provide back pain relief. And all of this will mean your body is healing itself without the need for medication or surgery.
Here at Brodwyn and Associates, we offer dedicated treatment programs that are specific to each patients’ individual needs. For more information on the treatments we offer or to book a consultation with one of doctors, visit our contact us page.