Every ache and pain in our bodies has an underlying cause. This is especially true for back pain. Though medication can offer temporary relief, it cannot correct functional problems of negatively affected spinal joints.
Chiropractic care is a more natural approach to treating back pain than constant medicating and invasive procedures. Moreover, chiropractic care is safe! We look to correct the underlying cause of the problem rather than simply masking the pain.
Back pain is a warning sign. Specifically, the facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are a common cause of back pain. The discs between spinal bones can also be a source of pain. These rings of fibrous tissues act as spears, connectors, and shock-absorbers for the spine. Various types of trauma cause the soft, pulpy material in the middle to bulge which puts pressure on delicate nearby nerves. This effects the rest of your body through the central nervous system. The simplicity and success of a chiropractic approach to back pain is popular among patients who want to avoid both risky surgery and constant discomfort.
Adjusting techniques are modified for each individual patient according to their unique spinal issues. Your first visit will consist of an evaluation. During this session you are asked to describe your symptoms. From there, our chiropractors may order an on-site digital x-ray which would help both you and the doctor understand your specific condition better. Specific adjustments would then be administered to help improve your spinal function.
After receiving your recommended care program, you may choose to continue with some type of periodic care. Keep in mind, regular chiropractic visits can help detect and resolve new problems before they become serious.