As the leading cause of disability and one of the most common instances that people miss work, it becomes imperative to correct any issues with back pain as soon as possible. Though many cases of back pain can typically be corrected with at home treatment such as over-the-counter pain relievers and heat therapy, chiropractic care can prove to be incredibly beneficial for long term treatment or for more chronic pain. By using chiropractic adjustments along with other complementary therapies including spinal decompression, chiropractic massage, and physical therapy, the spine can be realigned to promote natural healing to the nervous system.
Due to the increasing number of people who get into car accidents or various types of injuries, chronic back pain is becoming more and more common every day. As a result, more and more people are choosing to see a chiropractor for back pain treatments, especially for lower back pain rather than their primary care physician. Through the use of various techniques such as spinal manipulation and electrotherapy, the chiropractors at Trauma Associates of Florida help their patients to lead more fulfilling, pain-free lives.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Back Pain
When it comes to pain, there is no more debilitating pain than that caused by your back. Considering how large your spine is, and how sensitive your vertebrae can be to movement, sleeping positions, and lifting, sometimes it seems as though your back is just an accident waiting to happen. There is no need to tolerate and live with back pain, however. Engaging the services of a reputable chiropractor will remedy your acute back pain, as well as give you tips to avoid the pain in the future and live a healthier lifestyle overall.
Common Back Pain
Chiropractors treat a variety of back pain problems in their patients, and a chiropractor visit should help alleviate most pains that are associated with your back. These types of back problems include mechanical pain, such as those that happen when you are injured in sports or in an unforeseen accident, as well as more long-term problems such as herniated discs or joint compressions. A person’s back can be finicky, and can also be affected by such things as how they sleep, if they sit too long, or if they lift something wrong. No matter what the cause of back pain is, visiting a chiropractor is an excellent first step to mitigate your pain.
Treatments At A Chiropractic Office
A patient will receive several procedures to treat their back pain in the chiropractor’s office, depending on the type of problem they are experiencing. First, the chiropractor will examine the patient and interview him or her. The chiropractor will study the patient’s range of motion, strength, flexibility, and take a look at the spine itself. After the initial evaluation, the chiropractor will plan the course of action that will allow the greatest progress for the patient.
Typically while in the chiropractic office, each patient will receive a spinal manipulation, which is also known as a chiropractic adjustment. This will put the patient’s spine back into alignment, help alleviate the back pain, and aid in overall health. Along with a chiropractic adjustment, patients may also undergo special stretches or soft tissue release techniques to further aid their recovery.
Influences Beyond the Visit
A chiropractor treats back pain more holistically than a typical doctor does. He or she will spend time talking about causes of back pain and helping the patient illuminate the causes of their own back pain in order to eliminate them. A chiropractor can also offer a patient exercises and lifestyle ideas to avoid the causes of back pain and to strengthen the back between visits. Out of office advice will often include:
- Exercises to do at home
- Advice about posture and its relationship to back pain
- Ergonomics lesson to stand up and walk around every 30 minutes
- Instruction in healthy eating
- Ideas for relieving stress
Although at first glance these ideas do not seem related to back pain, the holistic approach of a chiropractor will try to help you with your whole life, and will mitigate your back pain in the process of doing so.
Whether your back pain is the result of a sudden accident or injury, or part of a more long term problem such as a herniated disc, visiting a chiropractor can help you get rid of your back pain. In addition to acute help for your back pain, a chiropractor will also offer you ideas for living a healthier lifestyle, and tips for diet and exercise. Chiropractors offer great non-invasive approaches to your health, and get you on the track to healthier living.
Trauma Associates Of Florida In Lauderhill Florida
Trauma Associates of Florida is a premier pain management facility offering a wide range of comprehensive treatments designed to help alleviate pain and discomfort. For over 30 years, Trauma Associates of Florida has been providing the residents of Lauderhill and Broward a wide range of pain management treatments. Our board certified Doctors and Physicians will help you get back to a life free of pain and discomfort. So, whether your injuries stem from an auto accident, slip and fall, work accident, sports injury, or anything in between, you can count on Trauma Associates of Florida to get you back on track and living pain free once again.
Dr. Tordilla or Doctor “J.T” as his patients like to call him received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2008. Dr. J.T. is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Society and is committed to providing the patients of Trauma Associates of Florida with the highest quality care and dedication they deserve. Dr. J.T. is not only a steward of quality Chiropractic Care in Broward County, but he is very skilled in handling personal injury and workers compensation cases, and he is highly skilled at offering Independent Chiropractic Examinations.
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