Back pain can occur between the shoulders, mid-back, and lower lumbar area causing limited mobility and severe discomfort. Whether chronic or acute, chiropractic is concerned with the alignment of the spine and whether imbalance is contributing to the experience of pain and discomfort. A physical assessment may include X-rays of the joints to detect misaligned states.
Injuries, poor posture, and weight gain are among the factors responsible for spinal misalignment. Once present, the shifted vertebrae cause abnormal amounts of weight on the nerves and the soft tissues located in this region. This form of strain mus be removed as it can cause long term nerve damage and difficulties in reaching a healthy state.
Back pain resulting from a misaligned spinal column can be addressed with the application of adjustments. The chiropractor will use a small instrument or hands to apply pressure to the spine and return the joints to its original state. Once aligned, stress on physical components is relieved and a gradual reduction in symptoms may occur.
Muscle tension in the lumbar region can cause ongoing dysfunction and may occur due to sports, sudden slips, and physical actions. Swelling, inflammation, and tension in the upper cervical spine may be combined with headaches. The application of natural technique to relax the tissues and rehabilitation through exercise can strengthen tissues and promote flexibility.
Once the structural alignment of the body is balanced, it promotes fuller function. Nerve irritation and muscle tension are leading causes of back ache and can be corrected without invasive measures. For both sudden injuries and chronic conditions, recovery and management plans can be created to provide all patients with relief and smooth operation.