How a Chiropractor Can Help with Pain

Posted on: February 16, 2018

If you are wondering how a chiropractor can help with pain, we recommend calling our office and scheduling an appointment. We believe in taking a customized approach to patient care. This means that we will help patients to have improved health and bodily function using treatments and therapies that are customized to their needs specifically. This is one reason that allows us to be such effective providers of pain management and pain relief. Our customized approach means that patients get what they need from a provider that is in tune with how the body is responding to treatment.

What is chiropractic?

To better understand how a chiropractor can treat pain, it helps to know what chiropractic is. This is a system of healthcare that believes the structure and position of the spine can influence every area of the body. By bringing the spine back into alignment, it then makes it possible to improve a patient's mobility, relieve pain and to improve bodily function. Think of the spine like the highway for the body. The nerves are constantly bringing information through that highway to other areas of the body. If one of the vertebrae is out of alignment, it can cause something like a pinched nerve and prevent that information flow. This can lead to pain and issues of the body in areas like the intestines or even the sinuses.

How a chiropractor can help with pain through treatments

Since chiropractic care involves the spine, the treatments offered are going to address this particular area of the body primarily. Treatments may include:

1. Spinal manipulation

Using gentle touch therapy, the spine is moved back into alignment.

2. Specific stretches and exercises

There are stretches and exercises that can be used to reduce the pain and discomfort a person is experiencing and to reduce the likelihood of a patient suffering an injury.

3. Postural exercises

Sometimes, back pain is caused by slouching or standing incorrectly. Learning how to have proper posture can improve a person's back health and reduce pain.

Other treatments may include massage, decompression, and complementary therapies. Ultimately, we are going to recommend what we feel is going to be the most effective method for helping our patients to experience immediate and long-term pain relief.

The long-term approach

For anyone unfamiliar with chiropractic, it is important to understand that this is a methodology that involves seeking to identify the source of back pain and come up with a long-term solution. Instead of simply treating someone's pain and discomfort, we are looking to identify what is causing it and prevent the problems from recurring in the future. This is a long-term approach to health care that can be significantly different from what a traditional medical doctor would offer. Where a traditional doctor may prescribe medication as a primary source of treatment and even recommend surgery, our approach is noninvasive and seeks to get to the root of the problem.

Who can benefit from chiropractic care?

Both adults and children can benefit from chiropractic care and use it to experience relief. Some patients that visit our clinic do so after being in a car accident, suffering a workplace injury, dealing with fibromyalgia, suffering from constant headaches or severe back pain. Regardless of what has caused the back pain, we are in a position to treat it and help to improve our patients' quality of life.

Schedule an appointment

For more information on how chiropractic treats back pain, call our office and schedule an appointment today. We will be happy to conduct an examination and make treatment recommendations.