Chiropractic Treatments For Lower Back Pain

by Administrator 7. July 2014 19:03

Lower back pain is a pervasive condition that most adults suffer from sometime in their lives and chiropractic treatment is the most preferable treatment that they can opt for. It is a non-surgical and effective procedure of treating disorders and injuries of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic is a painless technique of returning motion to the spine, treat injuries to the back and improve posture and alignment of the back. Because of its treatment and cost effectiveness, chiropractic treatment has gained momentum over the years and has provided significant results.

Chiropractors use hands for spinal manipulation to align the vertebrae and can use alternative treatments as well. They apply pressure to the spine to align the vertebrae in proper position thus improving the structural integrity of the spine and reducing any pressure on the sensitive tissues that send pain signals across the tissues. There is no medication involved and physical therapy helps heal the spine more effectively.

Symptoms of lower back pain-
Lower back pain usually goes away in a week or two if minor, but if the symptoms like pain in hip, burning or tingling sensation in back, weakness in legs or feet persist for long then you must consult a professional.

Treatment-
Chiropractors take into account your entire medical history, lifestyle factors, current medications and perform physical examination like x-rays and diagnostic examinations to determine the type of treatment required.
Using core therapy, lower back pain can be treated in the following ways -

  • Spinal Manipulation - It is a treatment that involves controlled and sudden force to a joint. It is applied mainly to restore the motion in the joints and relieve pressure from the nerves that help alleviate the pain.
  • Mobilization - It involves the slow manipulation and stretching of the muscles and joints. The main goal in this treatment is to increase the range of motion within the area that has been immobilized because of restricted motion in the spine.
  • Rehabilitation Exercises – Exercises that warm up the muscles around the spine are done in the presence of a chiropractor. These exercises enable the muscles to receive the treatment easily which help to strengthen the muscles and enable to hold the adjustment for a long time.

Chiropractic treatment helps to reduce the pain and exercises are also recommended to patients. By addressing the root problems connected to pain, chiropractics has emerged as the preferred treatment of back pain and associated disorders.

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