How Chiropractic Care Can Treat and Help Prevent Back Pain
Upwards of 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can affect people of any age and is the third most common reason for a trip to the doctor. It forces people to miss work and can negatively impact quality of life.
If you’re afflicted with chronic back pain, it can seem like you’re destined to a life of painkillers or even surgery. Fortunately, it is possible to get back pain treatment without the use of drugs or complicated and costly medical procedures. At Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, our trained specialists use natural, safe spinal manipulation techniques to not only treat but also prevent back pain.
What Causes Back Pain?
The human back is complicated. Muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones all work together in an intricate web so you can do everything from a basic task like walking to a complicated athletic activity. From sprains to pinched nerves, there’s a myriad of ways your back can get injured. However, not all back pain is caused by direct injury. Sometimes pain can arise in your back just from the effects of stress or poor posture. Working with a chiropractor, you can figure out the root cause of your pain and get the treatment needed for holistic healing.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Ease Back Pain?
You’ve likely heard of chiropractic care but may not fully understand how it works. Back pain treatment from a licensed chiropractor is not merely cracking the back. Rather it is a process of gentle spinal manipulation that gradually helps realign the spine. This realignment is believed to help relieve the pressure misalignment can have on your body’s central nervous system.
After an initial evaluation, your chiropractor will come up with a treatment plan. Your plan could include the following:
Regular spinal manipulations
Changes to your diet
The use of electrical stimulation
Cold and hot packs
Chiropractors may help you treat pesky back pain; however, the treatment is holistic and can help your quality of life overall.
How Can Back Pain Be Prevented?
While it’s not always possible to avoid injury, prevention is key when it comes to back pain. Some of the easiest changes you can make to help keep pain at bay include losing weight, eating healthy, improving posture and making sure to keep good form when exercising or participating in other physical activities.
By keeping regular appointments with your chiropractor, you will also keep your spine adjusted and functioning at an optimal level. This will help to reduce the inflammation and pressure that wreaks havoc on the body when things aren’t in proper alignment. Depending on your symptoms and overall health, you can expect to meet with your chiropractor once a week for therapeutic reduction of pain and once a month to maintain healthy alignment.
If you’ve been plagued with chronic back pain, come into Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy to consult with our stellar team of chiropractors. Using the latest techniques and advancements in chiropractic care, we offer back pain treatment that fosters natural healing and minimizes the chance of recurrence. Take the first step toward pain relief today and contact Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy by calling 855-276-6664.