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What are 3 methods chiropractors use when treating back pain?

July 28, 2020

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Why Does Back Pain Occur?

Back pain. A leading cause for disabilities worldwide, and is so common that almost everyone has encountered it at least once. Thankfully, needing surgery is very uncommon for people with back pain, and there are plenty of easy exercises or preventative measures to either get rid of it at home or never encounter it. Although back pain can usually be fixed at home, what happens when it doesn’t go away and you need extra help? But if you do need an expert’s treatment, what if you don’t think you need surgery or you don’t have the money for it?

Back pain has some common causes and some uncommon, but the causes listed below are the most common reasons for acute or chronic back pain. 

  • Strain to any ligaments or muscles
  • Bulging or ruptured discs
  • Arthritis in the spine
  • Any irregularities or abnormalities in the skeletal system
  • Osteoporosis

Risk Factors

Anyone is at risk of developing back pain, including young children and teens if they fall into the right conditions. Listed below are multiple factors and conditions that may be the reason for your unexpected back pain

  • Age
  • Lack of exercise
  • Excess/extra weight.
  • Certain diseases and illnesses
  • Incorrect lifting. Remember to lift using your legs and knees, don’t carry something heavy using your back
  • Psychological conditions such as depression or anxiety
  • Smoking

When the time comes to consider help from an expert, look no further than a chiropractor. Since back pains are almost never serious enough to permit any kind of surgery, chiropractors are the most available and helpful source of information and relief you have. Chiropractors use special techniques to align any misalignments, unclog any blocked veins, and may very well fix any back or neck problems that you encounter.

So what are these special, “magical” techniques that provide nearly instant relief?

3 Methods Used By Chiropractors

Chiropractors use a wide array of different techniques to allow the body to heal itself and improve the overall efficiency of the body, as any problems in the spine can lead to a lot more problems and complications than one might think, and back pain can hinder someone more than you would imagine. If you have been dealing with back pain for at least two days, then visit your chiropractor for an assessment and a treatment plan specifically designed for you and your wellbeing.

The Lumbar Roll

This is one of the more common techniques but is typically used by chiropractors for patients with lower back problems, as it supports the lower back more effectively than just the entire back in general. 

For this, patients lay on their sides while their chiropractor stands on the front plane of their body. While the doctor is still on the patient, they precisely use a rapid thrust-like movement onto the area of the body that is experiencing pain. This is used to return any misaligned vertebrae to their original position. 

Table Adjustments

This certain type of spine manipulation requires a specialized table that has a “drop piece”, which is a part of the table that simply drops down. The doctor then makes sure the patient is in the correct position before starting, then applies a quick jab to any area that is out of its proper alignment. A “drop piece” adds some comfort for both the patient and chiropractor, which allows the patient to feel more at ease and relax their muscles but also allows the chiropractor’s movements to fully dissipate. 

Release Work

This method used by chiropractors involves very gentle handiwork and puts very low amounts of pressure onto the spine to separate the vertebrae and promote free flow throughout the spinal column while also reducing pain.

If you need some spinal decompression, come to our local office in Wilmington DE.

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