Should you See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?
Back pain is the most common cause of disability; however, it may be chronic, if it persists for more than a few weeks. Visit The Spine and Health Center where Dr. Kelly Blundy, IFMCP, DC, BCIM, ART, and her professional team of chiropractors analyze your condition and provide the right treatment for you. Chiropractic care is one of the safest treatments for back pain which aims to increase the spine’s range of motion. It might help ease muscle tension. Chiropractic manipulation is used to treat back pain so that patients can get back to their normal activities. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Montvale, NJ, and Closter, NJ, to serve you.
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Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat chronic pain almost anywhere in the body without having to undergo invasive procedures or rely on heavy painkillers just to get through the day. With the goal of chiropractic care being to no longer need your chiropractor, our team of highly qualified specialists will be able to address aches and pains to allow you to experience pain relief and regain full mobility to live a happy and healthy life once again.
Chiropractic care is the evaluation and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal pain and injuries, focusing on the nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Chiropractors are considered to be experts in treating patients suffering from back or neck pain, arthritis, headaches, and other sports injuries and work with their patients to create treatment plans to keep them as mobile and pain-free as possible. They are trained in medical adjustment care that helps patients to restore the full function of their joints and spine and work with the body’s natural ability to heal itself to prevent conditions from worsening or the requirement of prescription medications to live comfortably. While undergoing regular chiropractic appointments, the role of the chiropractor is to support pain reduction to allow for normal function without increasing the risk of making the condition worse, while working towards the long-term goal of the patient achieving full independence and tolerance to perform daily activities without needing to continue therapies.
When first starting treatment with a chiropractor, it is common for patients to need multiple adjustments per week until the body begins to heal and experience the provided benefits of treatment. Once their body reaches this point, they will likely only require weekly adjustments for a while. The goal of the treatments is for the patient to eventually be pain-free and to be able to continue with their lifestyle as normal, at which point most patients will continue receiving adjustments once or twice monthly to ensure that their body continues to have full functionality and mobility. The precise timeline for which patients go from several adjustments per week to only one or two per month heavily depends on how well their body responds to the adjustments and the severity of their condition, so it can vary quite a bit amongst individual patients.
Chiropractors will likely use a combination of spinal manipulation and manual therapies to treat back pain, depending on the source of the pain. The spinal manipulation will be used to determine the source of the pain as well as improve the overall range of motion, manual therapies can include a variety of treatments such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and massage. Trigger point therapy encompasses several different methods that all work to release knots that have developed in the muscles and connective tissues. Examples of these methods include correcting posture and movement, electrical stimulation, dry needling, and sustained pressure. Myofascial release is just a type of massage that is performed over broad areas of muscle and tissue to reduce any tightness or tension that may be present in the area until the chiropractor can feel that the tension has been released. Massage is a common method used to manually relieve tension placed on muscles and connective tissues and can range in intensity depending on how much pressure is used by the provider.
The most common reason patients seek out chiropractic care is for relief from back pain as chiropractors can provide both immediate and long-term relief for the vast majority of cases that they see with just regular adjustments. Many people experience back pain due to poor posture or the development of tension and tightness in their muscles, joints, and connective tissues. They are very effective in providing pain relief and full mobility back to patients who have back pain that has started to affect their quality of life. To learn more about how The Spine and Health Center can do to treat your back pain, schedule a consultation with one of our highly qualified specialists today! For more details, contact us. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from Montvale NJ, Closter NJ, Englewood NJ, Hackensack NJ, Woodcliff Lake NJ, Alpine NJ, Westwood NJ, Hillsdale NJ, Dumont NJ, and surrounding areas.
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