Chiropractic is a natural form of healthcare that is dedicated to treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system without the use of prescription medications or surgery in its treatment. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other therapies such as electrical impulses, acupuncture, and ultrasound, to name a few. Proper alignment of the spine leads to overall health and well-being, therefore receiving regular treatments can promote these health benefits. Further, many studies have concluded that the manual therapies used by chiropractors are effective in treating lower back pain.
Lower back pain is not necessarily an acute problem that goes away within 6 weeks… chronic pain can persist up to 12 weeks and sometimes be permanent. In this case, chiropractic care becomes about symptom management.
A low back pain chiropractor can enhance long-term outcomes in back pain and mobility with maintenance treatments such as spinal manipulation. When you see a chiropractor for the low back pain they will first take a medical history, perform a physical examination, and occasionally request any imaging, such as ultrasound or x-ray reports, in order to address the problem appropriately. There are also many ways that a low back pain chiropractor may monitor your progress. For example, they may ask you to rate your pain on a numeric scale, point to the area(s) of pain on a diagram, look at increases/ decreases in your activities of daily living and/or test your physical strength and mobility at each visit.
To learn more about how a low back pain chiropractor can help, contact Edgar Family Chiropractic on Pearl in downtown Burlington.