Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
You may experience lower back pain severe enough to see a doctor. Manual therapies we do at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center in Scottsdale are generally effective for the treatment of lower back pain. When our chiropractor treats patients with nonspecific severe low back pain, the long-term outcome is enhanced by employing spinal manipulation after the initial intensive manipulative therapy.
Before you consider a treatment like injections or surgery for lower back pain, you may want to consider a chiropractic care. Most of the time, back pain resolves with this kind of treatment.
Chiropractor treatment for lower back pain is done routinely and is a safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to over-the-counter pain medications.
Chiropractor treatment is based on the notion that the lower back pain is caused by misalignment of the spine. So we perform spinal manipulation, which involves physical pushing, pulling, and methodical repositioning of the head, shoulders, hips, back, and neck to relieve the back pain.
Spinal Manipulation and Manual Manipulation
We do a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to the abnormal vertebra to improve functionality, reduce nerve irritability, and restore range of motion in the back. This is called chiropractic adjustment. It reduces joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body, and helps reduce inflammation and improves the function of both the affected joint and nervous system.
In spinal manipulation, hands or device is used to apply a small amount of force or a more forceful thrust to readjust the bones of the spine and neck. This method can be combined with conventional therapies to treat lower back pain, for example:
- Heat and cold therapies
- Electrical stimulation or ultrasound
- Relaxation techniques
This is low-velocity manipulation, movement, and stretching of the muscles and joints to increase the range of motion within those areas. Mobilization can improve joint mobility in the spine, neck, pelvis, lower back, and middle back. It will be able to reduce muscle tightness or the irritation of the nerves as well that travel down the arm or leg, which causes tingling, numbness, or even changes in strength.
Other Aspects of Chiropractor Care for Lower back Pain
There is another aspect of treatment of lower back pain using chiropractic care. It brings about strength building, flexibility, and balance.
Chiropractor Treatment Prevents Chronicity
Lower back treatment using chiropractic care cures a patient’s pain, disability issues, and activity intolerance. Consistent among all treatments is the prevention of chronicity. We employ caring that is patient-drive, for example, ergonomic modifications, exercise, activity modification, etc.
Come see a chiropractor at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center in Scottsdale for diagnosis and treatment of lower back pain. We can offer advice for home treatment and exercises as well. Our diagnosis includes a thorough examination and interview.