Using chiropractic adjustments, back and neck pain is effectively managed, relieved or eliminated. It is also extremely effective in helping patients to maintain an overall healthy condition of their body, as well as for more complex issues such as disc herniations, degenerative disc disorders and even pain in the extremities.
Chiropractic care can also help patients suffering with headaches, repetitive strains, and sciatica. It is noninvasive, efficient and proven effective at treating joint pain. If you suffer pain from any of the above conditions, come in and talk to us. If we can’t help you, we will do our best to refer you to a doctor who can.
Neck and Back Pain:
Statistics show that almost 80% of the population will experience back pain in their backs during their lifetime with over 50% the population experiencing 10 episodes or more of back pain. When neck pain is added in the number is closer to 100%. Over 149 million days of work are lost a year as is an astronomical amount of lost earnings: between estimated to be between $100 -200 billion/year. Back pain can be attributed to a multitude of factors: sedentary lifestyle, too much or too little exercise, weight management, occupation, trauma, and sitting at desks or in vehicles for prolonged periods of time. Often pain is the result of a combination of these and other factors. Chiropractic care has been shown to be extraordinarily effective at reducing or eliminating neck and back pain.
Pain that starts in the low back and radiates down the back of the thigh into the leg and foot is called Sciatica. It can even cause one or both of your feet to start to feel numb. Sciatica, like back pain, has many causes: The sciatic nerves starts in the spine and runs down the back of the thigh before branching down into the leg and foot. If the spine is out of alignment, or there is a problem with the disc in that area, it can trigger sciatic pain. Sciatica can also be caused when muscles surrounding the nerve go into spasm. The most common causes of sciatica have been shown to respond well to chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative exercise.
Chiropractors approach patient care in a similar manner to that used in conventional medicine. They interview the patient, obtain a detailed health history, perform an examination, tests, and develop a working diagnosis. They then construct a management plan, implement treatment, and monitor the patient’s progress. Chiropractors often treat problems related to the musculoskeletal system.
The manual treatment methods used by chiropractors range from stretching and sustained pressure to specific joint manipulations, which are usually delivered by hand and involve a quick and gentle thrust. The purpose of the manipulations is to improve joint motion and function. Manipulations are most commonly done on the spine, but other parts of the body may also be treated in this way.