Is that twinge in your lower back getting in the way of your day-to-day activities or causing you to lose sleep? If you’ve decided you’re finally done popping pain pills, you may find chiropractic care worth considering.
If you’ve heard of chiropractic care but are leery of it, below are just a few of the many wonders that it can do for not only your lower back problem but also for your overall health.
Relieves Pressure Off Your Spine
Your first appointment with your chiropractor will involve an evaluation of your medical history and symptoms as well as a physical exam, through which they will find the source of your back pain and devise a tailored treatment plan.
If your chiropractor determines that a herniated disc is what’s causing your low back pain, they may recommend spinal manipulation. This is a procedure in which your chiropractor applies quick, controlled thrusts to relieve pressure on the joints in your spine and improve nerve function. In the case of a herniated disc, the goal is to move the disc away and keep it from pressing on the nerve.
Your chiropractor may use other modalities in conjunction with spinal manipulation or as a standalone treatment. They may recommend spinal decompression, in which they will use a device to open up the space between your vertebrae (traction table).
Improves Your Posture
Another common culprit in low back pain is poor posture. Prolonged hunching while sitting can cause the load on your spine to disperse incorrectly and the supporting structures in the area to get pushed beyond their tolerable limit, thus the pain and stiffness.
Your chiropractor may also utilize spinal manipulation and teach you some exercises to improve the alignment of your spine. As your spinal alignment improves, so do your posture and pain.
Reduces Your Reliance on Pain Medications and Delays the Need for Back Surgery
Because chiropractic care effectively tackles the source of pain, it can help reduce—or even eliminate—your reliance on medications. It has also been shown to help many patients suffering from chronic low back pain delay or even nullify the necessity for surgical intervention.
Chiropractic Care in Dallas, Texas
At Reagan Integrated Sports Medicine, our dynamic team includes highly skilled chiropractors who have been a part of countless testimonials of people who have successfully conquered the pain and limitations caused by their spine problems, so you know you couldn’t be in more capable hands!
Arrange an appointment with one of our chiropractors today. Contact us at (972) 503-7272 or use our convenient appointment request form. Let us “have your back!”