Adamec Chiropractic News

Chronic Back Pain
March 17th, 2016 10:37 am
Chronic Back Pain

Anyone with chronic pain will tell you that every activity poses certain challenges. These challenges can limit one from enjoying life’s activities to their fullest potential. Some physicians can only manage pain using medications, and in some cases, surgical intervention. If these methods aren’t for you, regular visits to a chiropractor can greatly improve your mobility and, thusly, your quality of life and all it has to offer.

A chiropractor will do a physical examination as well as some tests to help them diagnose your pain. Once your condition is diagnosed, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and therapeutic exercises.

Spinal manipulation is the traditional high-velocity low-amplitude thrust. The manipulation often results in an audible “pop” as chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled sudden force to a joint while the body is positioned in a specific way. In addition to manipulation, many chiropractors will use adjunctive therapy, such as ice or heat or physical therapy modalities as part of an overall treatment plan. Regular visits to the chiropractor to treat chronic pain can give one the benefits of long-term pain relief through arrays of non-invasive and drug-free treatments.