How Can a Chiropractor Relieve Back & Neck Pain?
So when was the last time you thought about your aching back or neck? Last week? Month? As much as it might just seem like it was yesterday, if you are experiencing any ongoing issues with your back or neck, a chiropractor may be your best bet for getting back in excellent health.
Care for your neck pain injury
Your neck also known as the cervical spine usually begins at the base of the skull and contains several vertebrae. This is able to support the full weight of your head interestingly, which is of average 12 pounds.
Your necks susceptibility to injury is due to biomechanics. The activities and events that can affect your neck’s biomechanics include:
- Extended sitting
- Repetitive movements
- Blows to body or head
- Normal aging
- Every day wear and tear
Therefore, in case you have this condition, and you visit the chiropractor, they will perform exams to locate the source of your pain and ask a few questions about your current symptoms and remedies that you might have already tried out.
Some of the questions the chiropractor is likely to ask include:
- When did the pain start?
- What actions have you taken against the neck pain?
- Does the pain radiate or travel to the rest of the body?
- Does anything reduce the pain or make it worse?
Your chiropractor is likely to do a physical or neurological exam to test for your posture, range of motion, reflexes, muscle strength, and other nerve changes.
Your chiropractor will likely perform a neck adjustment procedure. This is also known as the cervical manipulation. This is a precise procedure that is applied to the joints of the neck, and usually by hand. This procedure will work well to improve your mobility of the spine and to restore the range of the motion; it will also help in increasing the movement of the adjoining muscles. You will begin noticing an improved ability to turn and tilt your head, and a reduction of the soreness, stiffness, and pain.
Back Pain Care
Back pain and neck pain care have relatively the same kind of treatment. For the back pain treatment, you will begin the care by discussing your treatment goals and health history with your chiropractor. You may be asked about your past injuries, chronic problems, sleep patterns as well as the reason for your visit.
For Back pain issues, our chiropractors will develop a planned care to address your back pain issue problems. In most of the cases, the back pain problems are usually treated within the facility over several short visits that span a week.
Through an individualized treatment program of gentle spine manipulations, the chiropractor will be able to correct your spinal misalignments, which are known as spinal subluxations by the use of the hands or assistive instruments to be able to guide the spine and joints back into place.
The process of returning the spine back to its Proper alignment enables it to heal itself. Placing the spine in proper alignment reduces pain. Your pinched nerves are eliminated, and your brain can communicate more clearly with the rest of the body, allow an increase blood flow that in the end results in a more oxygen-rich blood that will reach the damaged cells and tissues to speed up the healing process.
Therefore, in case you are experiencing any back or neck pain, our chiropractors Dr. Mehran Shei and Dr. Parvin Alemi are here to help. Contact us and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care.