Chiropractic is a health care profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system and/or musculoskeletal system, generally through chiropractors maintaining a unique focus on spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures.
Chiropractic treatments typically focus on, but are not limited to, care of:
- Mid and lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain in the arms and legs
This article explores different ways a chiropractor may treat low back pain.
Chiropractic Treatment of Lower Back Pain
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC), more commonly known as chiropractors, typically treat conditions involving back pain and/or neck pain through “hands-on” chiropractic care, including:
- Spinal manipulation and manual manipulation. Referring to a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back, manual manipulation is also known as chiropractic adjustment.
Whether back pain rules your life or you get an occasional twinge, the following information will help you understand back pain.
What is back pain?
Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point in their life. The pain may occur suddenly and be gone in a couple of days, or it may last for weeks or even longer. Back pain often recurs, even after the symptom improves. The pain may be limited to the back itself, or it may spread to the buttock, leg or foot on one or both sides. It may also cause pins and needles, numbness or burning sensations in one or both legs or feet.
What causes back pain?
Back pain can be the result of a range of conditions that affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves or other soft tissues or joints. Most back pain does not have one simple cause, but may be due to a range of factors, such as poor posture, repetitive activity and bad habits. Pain does not necessarily mean there is a serious problem.
How can we help?
At Korean Physiotherapy Clinic, we have more than 90% success rate for treating back pain. Main method is our distinctive hands-on manual therapy. Afterwards, we will explain how you can manage the pain, contribute to your own recovery and prevent the problem from recurring. Research clearly shows that physical activity and exercise help. We provide an home exercise programme based on your health, ability and fitness levels.
Your consultation is likely to include:
• Our distictive hands-on manual therapy
• Advice about exercises or physical activities that will help
• Posture and lifestyle advice and activities to avoid
Note: If you have severe pain that gets worse over several weeks, or if you are unwell with back pain or have had a recent serious fall or accident, go to your GP. See the GP straight away if you have:
• Difficulty passing or controlling urine
• Numbness around the back passage or genitals
• Numbness, pins and needles or weakness in both legs at the same time
• Unsteadiness on your feet