Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain Treatments

Chiropractic Treatment of Back and Neck Pain

As a non-invasive pain relief alternative, chiropractic treatment helps patients with muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue related pain. In many cases, the treatment provides better results when used in combination with traditional medicines.

Back, neck and lower back and chronic pain commonly stem from a misalignment of the musculoskeletal structure, especially the spine. Chiropractic neck pain treatment, along with the treatment of back pain, uses hands-on manipulation, which allows the body to heal naturally without any surgical intervention. Problems caused by falling; repetitive stress, including sitting for long hours without proper back support; or a traumatic event — all can be healed with the help of a chiropractor.

A chiropractor follows medically proven ways, looking at the medical history of a person, a physical examination, and sometimes, diagnostic imaging, for determining an appropriate treatment regime. The treatment plan, other than the manual manipulation of the muscles and joints, may also involve exercise, rehabilitation, and nutritional counselling for improving efficacy. As the process is natural, the body, with proper guidance, heals the source of pain, unlike conventional medications, which provide temporary relief by blocking the sensation of pain.

People with the following problems can get relief by consulting a chiropractor:

  • Mild inter-vertebral disc injuries
  • Sprain injuries in the cervical and lumbar area
  • Joint syndrome, which also involves degenerative diseases
  • Standard joint sprain
  • Whiplash injury due to a vehicular accident

Lower back Pain

Treatment Techniques Used by Chiropractors

Based on the requirement, our chiropractors can use a technique or a combination of techniques and therapies to provide relief:

Mobilization Procedures

It involves manual stretching of joints, which reduces neck pain and related discomfort. The procedure may also include a hand-held instrument that assists in the manipulation of muscles and connective tissues. Sometimes, mild thrusting motions are used for restoring movement.

Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

A number of tools made from wood, ceramic, plastics, and stones are used in this method, which helps a chiropractor to locate dysfunction and treat it. This is an effective method for alleviating problems related to pain during motion, limited motion, and muscle activation and coordination.

Inferential Electrical Stimulation

Low-frequency waves penetrate and stimulate deeper muscle tissues, which help to alleviate discomfort and speed up the self-healing process. Similarly, ultrasound waves are used for reducing stiffness and pain around joints.

Therapeutic Massage

One of the oldest practices to relieve ache, hurt and discomfort is a therapeutic massage which involves an array of motions, including rubbing, pressing, and manipulation of muscles and soft tissues with fingers and hands.

Our chiropractors, based on the diagnosis, can decide to follow any of the above-mentioned methods and techniques, and many others.