One of the ways that back pain affects you is by putting pressure on your spine. Whether the result of weak and stiff muscles or a spinal condition, pressure on the spine limits your range of motion and is painful. When your back is in this kind of pain, you need to visit a health care professional for treatment.
Treatments for back pain vary depending on how severe it is and what causes it. In extreme cases, surgery is the best treatment. However, most of the time, you can get by with conservative treatments like chiropractic care.
How does chiropractic care treat lower back pain?
Chiropractors are health care professionals who specialize in treating pain in the spine and joints. Since back pain often affects the spine, chiropractic treatments can reduce pain and improve your range of motion.
The goal of most chiropractic treatments for back pain is to mobilize and manipulate the spine. Chiropractic treatments are beneficial because they do not involve any incisions. They also reduce the need for using pain medications that often come with undesirable side effects. There are several methods a chiropractor can employ to treat lower back pain, including:
- High-velocity, low-thrust techniques — These techniques involve quick movements applied to the spine to readjust the vertebrae and reduce pressure off the nerves in your spine. These techniques look intimidating to people who have never had chiropractic treatment. However, they are not painful. Instead, they reduce pain.
- Mobilization techniques — Chiropractors can gently move and reposition your body to apply stretching to the soft tissue and muscles around the spine. This can help improve the condition of your spine and reduce pain in your back.
Visit iRISE Spine and Joint for chiropractic care
If you have pain in your lower back and would like help treating it without drugs and surgery, chiropractic care may be right for you. Talk to a Doctor of Chiropractic at iRISE Spine and Joint to learn more about our treatment options and if you’re a good candidate. Contact us today to talk to one of our patient care coordinators and to schedule an initial appointment.