Chiropractors are most known for their treatment of neck pain, mid/lower back pain and headaches that are caused by tension. Subtle misalignments in the spinal column called vertebral subluxations are usually the cause of these types of conditions. When a vertebra loses its normal position, it causes stress, which affects the surrounding disks and cartilage, and can create arthritis. This subluxation also causes tension on the muscles and nerve roots resulting in pain, inflammation, and decreased spinal mobility.
CAN MY BACK PAIN COME BACK AFTER A VISIT?
Sometimes, patients experience a mild “flare-up” after their pain seemed to go away. Don’t be alarmed if this happens. This usually occurs when your body is not fully healed yet. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition, the recovery time can fluctuate. It is so important to maintain regular visits for your chiropractic adjustments, even after your pain symptoms seem to have gone away. This can reduce your chances of the back pain returning later.
LONG TERM BENEFITS
We encourage continuing chiropractic care to maintain the health of your musculoskeletal system. Just like you would want to support your overall health by exercising and incorporating a proper nutrition program, chiropractic adjustments are necessary for continued physical health and well-being. Handling the stresses of everyday life is easier if your body is at its “optimum health.”