A subluxation, or misalignment of the spine, pinches nerves, causing pain, inflammation, constricted blood flow, and other medical problems. Subluxations in the thoracic vertebrae lead to pain in the upper to middle back, while subluxations of the lumbar vertebrae cause lower back pain.
With regular chiropractic treatments, these subluxations can be corrected, reducing or eliminating upper, middle, and lower back pain.
The chiropractors at Arrowhead Physical Medicine use several chiropractic methods to help you find relief from debilitating back pain. By focusing on the whole patient, they not only align the spine but assist patients in living healthy lifestyles.
Successful back pain management encourages an active, healthy lifestyle, and focuses on achieving lasting relief from back pain. Your chiropractor may recommend:
Regular spinal manipulation corrects subluxations of the spine, returning the spine to its proper alignment. Spinal manipulation takes pressure off of nerves and encourages blood flow to affected areas, providing you with upper, middle, and lower back pain relief.
Your chiropractor may recommend exercises and stretches to strengthen the muscles surrounding your spine, reducing the risk of injury and maintaining proper alignment.
Proper nutrition plays a major role in back pain management. Eating properly and maintaining a healthy weight helps the body improve its overall function. This boosts the immune system, encourages healing and reduces pain.
Your chiropractor may also assist you with designing an ergonomic environment at work and home. Selecting the proper office chair and mattress can vastly improve health and reduce painful spinal subluxations.
Sciatica occurs when a herniated, bulging, or slipped disc places pressure on the sciatic nerve. That triggers pain along the length of the nerve, from the lower back through the buttocks, and down your legs. Patients often describe the pain as radiating or numbing.
Chiropractic adjustments for sciatica target the underlying cause of your pain – lumbar spine compression – and alleviate it. Using advanced diagnostic tools to identify spinal misalignment precisely, your chiropractor creates a custom treatment program that integrates chiropractic adjustments with complementary therapies for long-lasting pain relief.
If you’re suffering from sciatica pain, you don’t need to suffer in silence; there are effective, drug-free treatment options available. Call or book your appointment online to learn more.
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