How Chiropractors Help Relieve Back Pain

Friday, September 13th, 2019

One of the most common health issues today is back pain. Most people will have experience with one form of back pain or another in their lifetime. Aging and other demanding activities can cause the discs in the spine to wear, coupled with bad posture and bad movement patterns.

One option people seeking treatments for their back pain are using is to get the help of a chiropractor who has been trained as specialists in the spine for the general well being of the patient. So visiting a chiropractor in Amarillo will not only help in easing the pain but will surely prevent occurrences in the future.

Back Pain Treated by Chiropractors

Amarillo Chiropractors are involved in the treatment of different kinds of back pains, and this will include mechanical pain, disk herniation or derangement, joint compressions, and many others forms of treatments to give you the best relief from the pain.

What to note about back pain symptoms

It is important to have it at the back of your mind that most back pain will heal over time, and you almost never need to undergo surgery to solve the issue. However, you should not hesitate to be evaluated by a medical professional or a doctor of chiropractic if your back pain lasts for several days, or if the pain is already radiating into the lower part of your buttocks, causing tingling, numbness, and weakness in most extremities.

How Chiropractic Treatment works for back pain

Chiropractic treatments will focus on spinal manipulation as well as alignment to help the management of pain and stimulate the healing abilities of the body. Introducing healthier movement of the spine, also known as spinal manipulative therapy, is now recommended by the American College of Physicians as a first-line treatment for short-term as well as long-term back pain. Lower back pains and headache are among the most common ailments treated by the chiropractor.

The first visit will likely be an evaluation, more like what you experience when you visit the doctor. The chiropractor will ask you to describe the symptoms, and he may also ask that you take an x-ray if some sort of trauma caused the pain and a comprehensive neurological and orthopedic examination.

Chiropractic Treatment Plan

Once you have done the test and the chiropractor has the result, your doctor will develop a treatment plan specific to your issues. Pain management will require many visits for an extended period for you to get the best therapy.

On every visit, the chiropractor will typically perform spinal manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustments) in addition to common physiotherapeutic modalities and exercise/rehab (physical therapy-type) activities to build strength and support.

The adjustment can be graded as far as how rough it is. It can be performed very gently or aggressive depending on the patient and the patient’s tolerance. It is, however, essential that you have a thorough discussion with the chiropractor on the treatment plan he wishes to apply on you.

Example of Spinal Manipulations

  • Specific spinal manipulation is the active and hands-on treatment done to restore movement in your spine
  • Instrument-assisted manipulations are a non-thrusting technique utilized by the chiropractor. They will use a hand-held instrument to apply force on the spot without thrusting into your spine.
  • Flexion-distraction technique is also a non-thrusting type of spinal

The chiropractor may also utilize a different kind of manual therapy to help you in the treatment of your back pain. Example of such therapies includes:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy: This is a kind of technique, which involves repeated strokes of a specialized instrument over the areas that need to be treated.
  • Therapeutic massage is also done to relieve you of those tense muscles on your back.
  • Trigger point therapy is a technique the chiropractors uses to identify painful spots on the muscle around the area to be treated.
  • Manual joint stretching and resistance technique to ease your back pain.

How we can help

If you are suffering from painful migraines, back, or neck pain and this is taking much of your time as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider us.

We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health and manage your condition at home.

Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology. Dr. Jeff Williams has currently finished his study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and will get certified this Fall.

Creek Stone Integrated Care
3501 SW 45 th St., Ste T
Amarillo, TX 79109