These professionals look for the cause of back pain by checking the alignment of the spine. They know that when the vertebrae become subluxated, problems can ensue. Once they have identified misaligned vertebrae, they then create individualized plans of therapy for resolving.
There are many ways that chiropractic therapies can be used to promote relief. Manually adjusting the spine will slowly move displaced vertebrae back to their proper positions. This can reduce stress on all of the surrounding muscle groups and it can also resolve compressed nerves.
Inversion tables are often available for use in these environments as well. Patients are placed on these tables and then inverted for a dramatic reduction in physical stress and to allow for the natural migration of vertebral discs back into their regular position. This kind of therapy is perfect for people who do not like manual adjustments and for those who are living with pain of nerve compression.
Ultrasound equipment is available for use in these environments as well. This can produce a marked decrease in inflammation and pain and within a very nominal amount of time. Massage can be used in conjunction with ultrasound to relieve tense, sore muscles and promote increased range of motion. Thus, there are many strategies and tools that can be used to facilitate relief and healing.
These providers are also eager to learn more about the life habits and events that have caused discomfort. This allows them to suggest lifestyle changes that are more conducive to spinal health. Among these are achieving weight balance, altering work equipment and work habits and other changes to limit stress on the spine such as investing in ergonomic gear.