Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
Nearly 22 million Americans visit chiropractors every year. Of these, 35% (7.7 million) seek relief from lower back pain from different causes, including sports injuries, muscle strains, and accidents. Other common complaints include headaches, and pain in the arms, legs, and neck.
Among the millions of people looking for lower back pain relief alternatives, many opt for chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a globally recognized health care profession dedicated to non-surgical treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and/or nervous system. Woodstock chiropractors usually focus on spinal manipulation and the treatment of the surrounding structures.
Several studies that researchers have carried out reveal that manual therapies that chiropractors use are very effective for the treatment of lower back pain, and for treatment of lumbar herniated disc for neck pain and radiculopathy, among other conditions.
In fact, when chiropractors treat the patients with non-specific chronic lower back pain, they obtain the maintenance spinal manipulation after an initial intensive manipulative therapy to enhance the long-term outcome.
How Chiropractic Treatment Works for Lower back Pain
Chiropractic treatments typically focus on spinal alignment and manipulation to help with pain management and stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body. Spine realignment can help reduce pressure on CNS (central nervous system). The most common conditions that Dr. Kal, our Woodstock chiropractor, treat are lower back pain and headaches.
Your first visit to our Advanced Health Solutions Medical Center is likely to be an evaluation, unlike what you usually go through on your first visit to a physician’s office. Our Woodstock chiropractor will ask you to describe your symptoms and he may order X-rays and some tests that could assist him understand your condition better.
You and your chiropractor will come up with a proper treatment plan. Pain management likely needs several visits over a long period to offer the best pain therapy.
At every visit, your Woodstock chiropractor may use high pressure on the major parts of your back or any other parts of your body to realign and manipulate your spine and manage your lower back pain, Woodstock.
This pressure may be low in force or may be abrupt, and the chiropractor may deliver it by hands or with the help of a specialized instrument. Our chiropractor may also incorporate massage into your chiropractic treatment, Woodstock. Talk to our chiropractor about the various methods he likes to use before agreeing to a chiropractic treatment plan.
Our Woodstock chiropractor may also give you:
- Recommendations for physical activity
- Electrical stimulation
- A change in diet
- Nutritional supplements
- Hot and cold packs
Core Chiropractic Treatment For Lower Back Pain
The core of chiropractic typically involves treatment of the common lower back pain conditions through manual therapy:
- Chiropractic mobilization– It refers to low-velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the joints and muscles, with the aim of increasing the range of motion in those areas.
- Manual manipulation and spinal manipulation – A chiropractor applies a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust to your abnormal vertebra with the aim of reducing nerve irritability, improving functionality and restoring range of motion in your back. It’s also referred to as “chiropractic adjustment”.
There’s a solid literature support for chiropractic treatment of lower back pain. Most of the published guidelines recommend early inclusion of chiropractic manipulation in a treatment plan in the care of lower back pain.
Chiropractic Treatment Plan
The patient’s pain and activity intolerance and disability issues drive the goal setting for the chiropractic treatment plan.
However, the common goal among all the guidelines of low back pain treatment is the prevention of chronicity. Our chiropractor emphasizes the use of active chiropractic care (care that’s patient-driven such as activity modification, ergonomic modifications, exercise, etc.) to accomplish this goal.
Are you suffering from lower back pain? Chiropractic care can identify the cause of the problem, relieve your pain and help you recover. Contact or visit our Advanced Health Solutions Medical Center 13190 Highway 92. Suite 70-90 Woodstock, Georgia 30188 to get best chiropractic treatment for lower back pain. Call now (770) 212-3991!