Today, patients mostly choose chiropractic treatment for back pain relief. Studies show that nearly 22 million Americans visit chiropractors every year. 35% of them seek relief from back pain caused by muscle strains, sports injuries, accidents, and more. Other complaints that chiropractors receive include headaches, pain in the arms, legs, and neck.
What is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments. They rely on the theory that aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure, especially the spine, enables the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Chiropractic treatment uses manipulation to restore the mobility of joints that may be restricted by tissue injury. These problems can be caused by traumatic events such as repetitive stress or falling.
Chiropractic treatment is used as a pain relief method for joints, muscles, connective tissue, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Some chiropractors use it in conjunction with conventional medical treatment techniques to improve results.
What does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?
When you consult with a professional chiropractor at RejuvenX Spine and Joint Chiropractic Center, the first thing we may do is look at your medical history. Next, a thorough physical examination is conducted to determine the root cause of your pain. Our chiropractors may use diagnostic imaging tests to determine the most effective treatment for your back pain.
A chiropractic treatment plan involves several manual adjustments. Our chiropractors manipulate joints with a controlled, sudden force to improve the quality and range of motion. We also incorporate exercise, rehabilitation, and counseling into the treatment plan, depending on the severity of the pain they are treating and their patients’ unique needs.
The primary goals of chiropractic treatment include pain relief, injury prevention, and restoring function.
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment?
As long as this type of treatment is performed by a skilled and experienced chiropractor, it is considered one of the safest and most effective treatments for lower back pain. Studies show that chiropractic treatment helps treat headaches and neck pain. In addition, diseases such as fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis may respond to the moderate pressure applied by chiropractors during a deep tissue massage.
Are there Individuals who Should Not Undergo Chiropractic Treatment?
People who have spinal cord compression, inflammatory arthritis, or osteoporosis should not undergo chiropractic treatment. Patients who take blood-thinning medication are advised not to seek spinal manipulation services. Cancer patients should first seek clearance from their doctors before undergoing chiropractic care.
It is worth noting that effective chiropractic treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis of your pain. Before undergoing this treatment, a chiropractor must conduct a comprehensive examination and take your medical history into account, including details like pre-existing health conditions, current medications, lifestyle, surgical/traumatic history, and more. Chiropractic treatment is non-invasive and has no side effects. However, to be safe, you need to check with your physician to ensure your condition or ailment will benefit from chiropractic treatment.
If you want to inquire about our chiropractic services, feel free to contact us today. RejuvenX has years of experience treating patients who were diagnosed with sciatica or suffered sports injuries.