Nearly one half of working Americans have experienced back pain in the last year. That’s a lot of aching backs. Taking prescription pain pills has become a common practice for chronic back pain, but this only temporarily relieves the symptoms and can cause more severe problems done the line. Chiropractic care can provide relief for back pain as well as improve your overall health. Here’s how.
How does it work?
Chiropractic care involves a Chiropractor using specific techniques to adjust any misalignments in your spine that may be causing your back pain. Spinal manipulations, called “adjustments,” are performed on particular areas of your body, including the neck, back, and hips, all to help alleviate pain and promote overall health.
How often do I need to see my chiropractor for pain relief?
Your treatment plan, including the frequency of your appointments, will depend on your specific needs. Your chiropractor will assess your pain using x-rays, examinations, and range of motion tests to determine what treatment will relieve your pain. Your appointments may be frequent at first, even 2 to 3 times a week, until you begin to make progress.
Besides adjustments, what else will a Chiropractor do for pain relief?
Besides performing specific adjustments to your body using a drop table, your chiropractor may also use Digital Thermography, a type of technology that allows your doctor to see if your body is healing correctly. This ensures that your treatment will work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Your chiropractor may also recommend stretching exercises that you can do at home to enhance your treatment and help relieve your back pain.
If you suffer from back pain, either chronic or caused by an accident or injury, make an appointment at Point Pleasant Chiropractic as soon as possible. The sooner you begin your treatment, the sooner you’ll have relief from your back pain.