CHIROPRACTIC FOR BACK PAIN
CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP MY LOW BACK OR NECK PAIN?
You may be asking yourself ‘Can chiropractic care help my low back or neck pain?’ The answer is a resounding YES….if the proper diagnostics and evaluation are done first.
One of Dr. Elder’s core beliefs is to get the best results you have to have the proper diagnosis, and the way to get a proper diagnosis is to perform the proper and necessary tests because ‘To see is to know…not to see is to guess’.
In order to get the best from your chiropractic care in our office, we first conduct a thorough consultation to get your health history. Then, based on the doctor’s professional training, an orthopedic, neurological and spinal examination will be performed.
Once that is completed, the doctor will determine which radiographs (xrays) to take based on your particular case. These radiographs will be analyzed visually and/or digitally with a computerized engineering program to precisely determine the problem areas.
Dr. Elder will then create a customized treatment plan to meet your individual health care goals. This treatment plan may include state of the art therapies like PEMF, Spinal Disc Decompression, K Laser or Vibration Therapy or nutritional support based on the clinical findings.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP MY LOW BACK OR NECK PAIN?
Studies have shown that the leading cause of lower back and/or neck pain is misalignment of the individual vertebrae, also referred to as subluxation.
Each vertebra should be in a certain position and have a certain amount of freedom of motion. That’s normal. And when these vertebrae are all in proper position in relation to the others, the nerves are allowed to express the full signal to and from the brain.
However, when there is misalignment or subluxation, this lack of normal position and motion puts pressure on the nerves, thereby eventually sending a pain signal to the brain.
Here’s the bad news…you can’t ‘feel’ subluxations. Eventually you will feel the EFFECTS from them if you don’t correct and maintain the Spine and nervous system.
Chiropractic care has a very high success rate and satisfaction rate amongst patients. And a U.S. Department of Health study showed that chiropractic care was the #1 treatment method for lower back and neck pain over ALL of the other treatments such as physical therapy, orthopedist and neurologists. pain management, acupuncture and medications.
Why? Because chiropractic gets to the CAUSE of the problem and doesn’t try to just cover it up.
At Metro Chiropractic, we take pride in our outcomes. And why are our outcomes even better than can already be expected from chiropractic? It’s because of the initial digital computerized engineering analysis that shows us EXACTLY what the problems are so we can address them from the very beginning!
IS LOWER BACK AND NECK PAIN PERMANENT?
This is a question that comes up occasionally with our patients. Some patients have had pain for such a long time and frankly haven’t been managed very well with other methodologies.
This can lead to excessive wear and tear on the discs and joints which may not be fully reversible.
But there is hope! With our thorough understanding of spinal biomechanics and the latest breakthrough technologies like PEMF, K laser therapy, Spinal Disc Decompression and functional medicine/nutritional therapies, we can typically manage even the toughest cases quite well so you can enjoy your life to the fullest potential!