Without the right treatment, low back pain can be debilitating. Even the simplest activities like reading or sleeping can be challenging if you suffer from low back pain. Sometimes it feels like there will be no relief.
Thankfully, there is a holistic approach to treating low back pain developed by chiropractors. Your College Park chiropractors use spinal manipulation and physical therapy to not only reduce the symptoms, but treat the cause of your pain.
To treat low back pain, the first thing is to identify the cause. This step is sometimes skipped if the intention is just to reduce the pain. However, without finding the cause, your spine will never truly be treated and the pain could return.
Before treatment, your College Park chiropractors will take you through an extensive physical exam, lab tests, and diagnostic testing if necessary. Through these tests, the chiropractor will determine the best course for treating your low back pain.
Although everyone’s treatment looks a little different, there are a few fundamental elements of chiropractic care. The first component is spinal manipulation or adjustments. The core of chiropractic treatments, adjustments are manual manipulations used by chiropractors to correct the position of your spine.
The type of adjustments vary depending on your type of low back pain. These adjustments, whether they are performed at high velocity with quicker motions or low velocity with intensive stretching, are meant to decrease nerve irritability and improve spine function.
Additionally, chiropractors move and stretch joints that seem stuck or stiff to increase the range of motion in your spine. Finally, chiropractors offer nutritional and exercise support to incorporate into your treatment plan to take preventative measures and improve your health. A healthy lifestyle leads to a healthy spine.
Chiropractic care is a natural, holistic way to cure your low back pain unlike medication and surgery. You will increase your range of motion and flexibility through spinal adjustments along with improving your muscle and joint strength.
AICA College Park understands that finding the right chiropractor is important. Call our office today to learn about how we can design a low back treatment plan specifically for your needs. Schedule an appointment to meet with a chiropractor today.