Back Pain Problems & Treatment:
A Chiropractic Perspective
The Foundation of your Back: The Spine
Common Causes of Back Pain in Females
The additional weight carried around, along new habits such as having a baby tucked against one half of the torso whilst juggling bottles and other chores may cause further postural distortions.
It is common for post-natal women to develop a pelvic tilt due to the unbalanced weight distribution and sometimes scoliosis and hyper lumbar lordosis. It’s highly beneficial to visit an experienced Chiropractor who knows how to relieve back pain fast during and after pregnancy.
What’s causing my Back Pain?
Pain in the lumbar region typically arises from a combination of factors which added together form the root cause leading to back pain.
Not all back Pains are Equal
For this reason, before considering engaging with any form of pain treatment it’s always best to first establish a clear root cause diagnosis.
Back Pain Imaging & Diagnosis
In Chiropractic the measurements such as nerve function scans, EMG muscle scans and x-rays (if clinically justified) are taken in a standing position (typically) to assess the issue whilst engaged in normal load bearing of the body.
The results can be quite different between diagnostic tests and measurements that were taken laying down compared to those of a person standing up. Because the laydown position causes the body to relax, which will often show a different picture due to changes in load bearing.
Back Pain Initial Assessment and Consultation
It’s important to identify risk factors and establish a root cause diagnosis for spinal stenosis and other forms of back pain. Chiropractic has proven to be a very safe and effective natural form of pain relief. Chiropractic care is an alternative medicine system that deals with imbalances of the neuromuscular skeletal system and should always be conducted by a fully qualified experienced practitioner known as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Pain in the Back can be a result of an accident or sudden injury such as whiplash or a sports injury. It can also be due to a lack of strength in the muscles of your back. Sitting at a computer for extended periods of time or carrying an overloaded backpack can also contribute to upper back ache.
Guidelines to protect your Lower Back
Additionally, avoiding activities that involve repetitive motions, such as lifting heavy objects or sitting for long periods, can also reduce your risk of back pain.
Regular Chiropractic checkups are instrumental in preventing the development of neuro-muscular-skeletal imbalances that would lead to back pain. It is better to see a Chiropractor regularly to help prevent injuries.
I’ve got Back Pain: Now What?
If you’re currently experiencing back pain, there are several things you can do to manage the pain. Applying heat or cold to the affected area, taking over-the-counter pain medication, and practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation may all help alleviate the pain.
Whilst alleviating pain is important for a better quality of life, just treating the symptoms will cause the pain to return. Chiropractic promotes the idea of treating the root cause of the pain for long term health and wellness -Back Pain Problems.
Back Pain FAQ
Can chiropractic care help prevent future back pain issues?
Yes, chiropractic care can help prevent future back pain issues. By correcting spinal misalignments and improving overall spinal function, chiropractic care can help reduce the likelihood of future episodes of back pain.
Additionally, chiropractors may provide patients with exercises, stretches, and other self-care techniques that can help prevent future episodes -Back Pain Problems.
What is chiropractic care?
The goal of chiropractic care is to improve the body’s natural ability to heal itself and promote overall health and well-being by helping the nervous system to function at optimum.
How can chiropractic care help with back pain?
Chiropractic care can help with back pain by correcting spinal misalignments and improving overall spinal mobility.
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques, including spinal adjustments, to alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and reduce inflammation -Back Pain Problems.
What techniques do chiropractors use to treat back pain?
This form of physical therapy Chiropractors use, involves using hands-on techniques to massage and manipulate soft tissue in the affected area.
Therapeutic exercise involves prescribing specific exercises and stretches to help improve mobility, strength, and flexibility.
An experienced Chiropractor will also provide you with ergonomic advice that helps you perform daily activities efficiently and safely.
Is chiropractic care safe for treating back pain?
Chiropractic care is generally considered safe for treating back pain, particularly when provided by a licensed and experienced chiropractor.
As with most medical and physical treatments, there is always some risk of side effects or complications. However, the risk of serious complications from chiropractic care is very low.
The reason we conduct such a thorough initial chiropractic assessment at Healing Hands Chiropractic is to ensure we establish a clear picture of the issue in order to deliver safe and effective care.
Our experienced Chiropractors are trained to use safe and effective techniques to alleviate back pain. They also record past health and spinal issues and perform a physical exam before starting treatment to ensure that chiropractic care is appropriate for the individual patient -Back Pain Problems.
Conclusion: We’ve got your Back!
In conclusion back pain is a common issue that affects many people worldwide. At Healing Hands Chiropractic, we believe that prevention is key, and there are several things you can do to reduce back pain risk.
If you’re currently experiencing back pain, there are several things you can do to manage the pain, including applying heat or cold to the affected area, chiropractic care and doing specific stretches and exercises. By visiting a Chiropractor at the earliest opportunity, the quicker you’ll be able to recover and heal your back -Back Pain Problems.
Back Pain Call to Action
Healing Hands Chiropractic a Back Pain Clinic
At Healing Hands Chiropractic, we deliver one of the UK’s most thorough Chiropractic Assessments which includes 10 different measurements and some of the most advanced imaging tests such as structural x-rays (if clinically justified), nerve function imaging scans and EMG muscle imaging scans, to determine the root cause of the issue and create an appropriate treatment plan that delivers measurable results. Learn more about our unique Chiropractic Assessment.
We work with all major private health insurance companies including Cigna, Axa, Aviva, Simply Health, Vitality and Bupa. To learn more about Bupa, visit Bupa’s website, as they have excellent content on the subject of back pain and muscular skeletal imbalances -Back Pain Problems.