Can Chiropractic Help Back Pain?

At West End Chiropractic and Wellnessour doctors are experts in helping individuals suffering from back pain. However, we get a lot of calls and people unsure if chiropractic care can help their back pain.

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek care and miss work over.  The most common symptoms of back pain include:  inability to stand up straight, limited flexibility or range of motion, pain that radiates down your leg, and shooting or stabbing pain.   Many people go to the emergency room, and/or seek advice from a medical doctor during clinic hours.  Medical doctor’s main form of treatment is rest, ice, pain medication and if severe, surgery.

Back pain may begin with an injury or specific cause that can be pinpointed, or may begin with no explanation.  The most common causes of back pain include:  arthritis, auto accident, bulging or ruptured disc, muscle or ligament strain (often caused by repeated heavy lifting or sudden awkward movements – especially if the individual is out of shape), osteoporosis, spinal irregularities (such as scoliosis), sports and/or work injuries.

Visiting a chiropractor is an excellent choice for preventing and treating back pain of all kinds. The initial consultation will include a full medical history, physical examination (checking for posture, range of motion and misalignments of the spine) and often x-rays.  Next, a treatment plan will be recommended, and care can begin.

A chiropractor’s main form of treatment is the chiropractic adjustment, which can be performed with their hands, a drop table, an activator or arthrostim adjusting tool.  These adjustments involve a quick, gentle pressure applied to a specific area of the spine.  Immediate pain relief is often experienced, with further improvement with subsequent adjustments.  Chiropractic adjustments are found to be the MOST effective method of back pain relief.

Whether you are suffering with mild aches in your back or severe pain as a result of an accident, seeking chiropractic care can be very beneficial for your back pain. Find a chiropractor in your area to help get you back on track.

At West End Chiropractic and Wellness not only do we offer chiropractic care, but also acupuncture, massage therapy, exercise rehabilitation and more. Recently named Best Chiropractic Clinic of St. Louis Park  in 2013 and 2014 our staff can help get you out of pain.

Call us today and see how we can help you at (952) 500 – 8477 or visit us online at Back Pain Chiropractor to learn more

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