Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain?
Someone asked me at the grocery store the other night, what I did for a living. I told them I’m a doctor of chiropractic and chiropractic is a health care profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system, pain and/or problems with their musculoskeletal system.
Generally, as a chiropractor I maintain a unique focus on spinal adjustments and treatment of any of the surrounding muscle and tendon like structures.
Many studies have concluded that manual therapies commonly used by D.C.’s are generally effective for the treatment of lower back pain, as well as for treatment of lumbar herniated disc for radiculopathy and neck pain, among other conditions.
I’m not bragging, but if you have back pain, you should get checked at the office immediately by me. Do it as soon as you possibly can. DON’T WAIT!
Now "Spinal manipulation" is a generic term used for any kind of somewhat therapeutic movement of a patient’s spine, but used more precisely - it is the application of maybe some quick but strong pressure on a joint between two vertebrae of the spine. We have other alternatives that we use so there is no problem if that kind of adjustment scares you.
That pressure can rotate your affected joint and causes what sounds like a sharp cracking noise.
That distinctive noise is believed to be caused by the breaking of a vacuum or the release of a inner-bubble into the synovial fluid, the clear, thick fluid that surrounds and lubricates the spinal and other joints.
Adjustments can be done either directly by pushing on the vertebrae or indirectly with other very light feeling, non invasive adjusting tools. It is done only one spinal joint at a time.
We accomplish these adjustments by positioning the body so the force we exert is focused on one joint while parts of the spine above and below it are held very still. Most spinal manipulation adjustment treatments take somewhere between 3 and 15 minutes, depending on your condition and severity. They can be scheduled two or three times a week initially to get people out of pain and their joints moving correctly. If you’re in pain, look for improvements in your symptoms after a couple of weeks.
Call for an appointment if you or a friend is having BACK PAIN of any kind. We want to help you, but if you don’t let us know that you have back pain, we can’t help.