Chiropractic is a sector of the health care industry that focuses solely on the treatment of ailments of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system through natural and non-invasive methods. Chiropractors use an alternative chronic back pain treatment that deals with chiropractic spinal adjustments along with treating the structures surrounding the spine.
The conclusions to several studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective when treating lower back pain and other health conditions such as neck pain and herniated discs. As a matter of fact, patients who have nonspecific back pain and received chronic back pain treatment from a chiropractor have a higher chance for full recovery and reversal of symptoms. The odds for healing are greater when the patient continues maintenance treatments after the first initial therapy.
Common Treatment for Chronic Back Pain
Most chiropractic treatments for lower back pain involve manual or hand therapy. Spinal adjustments are quick, short lever thrusts of the arm performed by a chiropractor and applied to the vertebra. The main goal of the adjustment is to improve functionality of the back, reduce the amount of nerve irritability and help to increase the range of motion in the back.
Mobilization is a different type of treatment that is a low velocity adjustment. Chiropractors stretch the joints and muscles during this therapy to improve the range of motion.
Before a patient is diagnosed with back pain, the chiropractor will assess the patient based on several classifications. The three classifications are:
- Spinal related
Mechanics usually cause non-specific back pain. This type of pain is common although there is not a direct cause for the pain.
A tumor, wound, bleeding or other health ailment can cause serious back pain. Nerve related back pain can mean that a nerve has become pinched or it is compressed. This type of pain can cause a patient to develop a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. When a chiropractor determines that the back pain is serious enough, the chiropractor may refer the patient to another specialist who can treat the condition. The chiropractor can co-manage the care along with other medical professionals.
Chiropractic chronic lower back pain treatment is effective and can help alleviate the pain and discomfort you have been suffering with. It can reverse the cause of the pain without dangerous surgery or medications.
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