Chiropractic care is a gentle means of adjusting your spine so it returns to it’s rightful place relieving pain and pinching. Many people find success with chiropractic care and don’t require surgery. Others use it in conjunction to help their surgeries be more successful.
Here’s How it Works:
Many chiropractors will start with discussing your medical history. You’ll share your symptoms and lifestyle.
Next, your chiropractor may take X-rays. The X-rays will illustrate the cause of your chronic lower back pain. If you have the beginnings of arthritis it will be visible, so will nerve damage, unhealed scar tissue and dozens of other possibilities.
The X-ray will help your chiropractic doctor to prescribe a course of treatment, including a certain number of visits.
Your chiropractor will likely recommend heat and cold therapy for your chronic lower back pain between visits. Ice helps reduce inflammation and heat relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow in the painful area.
How Quickly Will You Find Relief?
Relief varies for everyone as conditions are different but many find some pain relief after their very first visit. After a few weeks of regular visits, you may find the pain lessens and you have more mobility than you did before.
Of course, making some other adjustments in your lifestyle will contribute too. Activities such as regular moderate exercise like walking will help. Not only does moderate exercise help keep you fit, but also, it releases feel good endorphins in your body which are a natural pain relief.
Other adjustments such as your sitting posture and height of the computer can also help. Your monitor should be eye level to take the strain off your neck from bending forward for hours at a time.
Chronic lower back pain doesn’t need to be a life sentence. Learn more about how a chiropractor can help you.