Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain Relief

by Administrator 6. December 2009 19:37

Chiropractic is an alternative medical system. It takes a different approach from standard medicine in treating health problems.

The basic concepts of chiropractic are:

  1. Your body has a powerful self-healing ability.
  2. Your body structure (mainly spine) and its function are related
  3. The goal of chiropractic therapy is to normalize this relationship

Chiropractic treatment for back pain relief

Accidents, falls, stress and countless other factors can result in a displacements or derangements of spinal column, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots. These irritations are often what cause malfunctions in human body. Chiropractic teaches that reducing or eliminating this irritation to spinal nerves can cause your body to operate more efficiently and more comfortably.Chiropractors use hands on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury. Chiropractic treatment for back pain is based on the concept that restricted movement in the spine may lead to pain and reduced function. A chiropractor first takes a medical history, performs a physical examination, and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your back pain.

The treatment chiropractor perform for back pain may include:

Spinal adjustment (manipulation) is one form of therapy chiropractors use to treat restricted spinal mobility.  During an adjustment, chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint- pushing it beyond its normal range of movement. The joint’s movement may be accompanied by a popping or cracking sound.
Physical therapy – Chiropractor may also incorporate physical therapy with the manipulation. Physical therapy involves advice on ergonomics, exercise, and proper body mechanics to prevent back pain. Chiropractors often give their patients stretching and strengthening exercises to do, as lengthening and strengthening various muscle groups may keep the spine in proper alignment.

Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments with several other treatments and approaches such as: Heat and ice, electrical stimulation, rest, massage, rehabilitation, counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors. Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness serves Harker Heights, Killeen and Fort Hood areas in Texas.

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