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We've Got Your Back: 5 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Back Pain

Back pain can be excruciating, debilitating, and unrelenting. It can hinder your ability to move freely, prevent participation in activities you love, or even negatively affect your work life. Low-back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and over 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time.

Many individuals who suffer from back pain let it go untreated or turn to surgical procedures or opioids to relieve the pain. However, these treatments only offer short-term relief and can have critical side effects that may impact your health. But don’t worry – there’s a better way!

Non-invasive techniques, like chiropractic care, has been proven to reduce the symptoms of back pain for many individuals.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help Back Pain?

Your chiropractor will first specifically analyze your neuromusculoskeletal system to identify the root cause of your back pain. This includes checking the alignment or motion of your spinal joints, tightness, or strength of the muscles as well as function of the nerves. Once the root of the problem is discovered, the chiropractor will specifically address the problem.

Spinal Manipulations or Adjustments

Chiropractors focus heavily on spinal health and function, using a series of manipulations also known as adjustments to restore joint mobility, reduce inflammation, and improve muscle and nerve function. An adjustment consists of manually applying a specific movement, or force to joints and tissues that have become inflamed, misaligned, or restricted.

Myofascial Release

This treatment identifies and releases tight trigger points in the muscle, thereby relieving painful tension and reducing strain.

Exercise or Functional Strengthening

Once the alignment and mobility of the spine is restored, as well as the inflammation of the nerves and tightness of the muscles have alleviated, the chiropractor will instruct the patient on strengthening and functional exercises.

Nutritional Counseling

Chiropractors can educate you on why your current nutritional habits can contribute to possible dysfunction in your joints or muscles

Education

Chiropractors will look at your body holistically—taking into account past injuries, everyday activities, and your unique musculoskeletal composure—to identify the root cause of your pain. They’ll then be able to describe the reasons for you pain so you can understand how to fix the problem together.

Common Back Ailments Treated by Chiropractic

Using our proven methodology, chiropractic can treat issues such as:

Don’t suffer in silence! The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) has strongly suggested patients seek conservative care such as chiropractic before engaging surgery or taking opioids when managing low back pain. Taking a holistic approach to your wellbeing, chiropractic can significantly reduce your discomfort, enhance your body’s ability to heal itself naturally, and get you “back” to what you love—pain free. Call your nearest MCR clinic or fill out the form below to get started!

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