Back Pain

My approach to adjustment and manual therapy may be somewhat different than other chiropractors you may have seen.

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people consult chiropractors. When the joints of the spine become misaligned they develop distorted asymmetric patterns of movement which creates excess tension in the muscles of the back. 

There are many different causes of back pain. Spinal sprains and strains, spinal disc injuries, and spinal degeneration or degenerative disc disease, also known as arthritis are some of the more common causes of back pain. All of these problems can potentially get better with natural physical medicine approaches such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage.

Chiropractic treatment may include manipulating or adjusting the spine. This can often restore normal movement patterns, reducing or eliminating muscle tension and pain. 

In addition, massage or physical therapy can often reduce excess tension in the muscles, allowing the joints to return to more normal movement patterns and reducing or eliminating pain.

But what if the pain and tension keeps coming back? What if you get an adjustment and your spine just “goes out of place” again after a couple hours or a couple days? What if you get a massage and all that pain and tension just comes back the next day? What can be done to address your back pain with more lasting results?

The muscles and joints protect the vital structures in the body. This is particularly true for the spine. If you have only gotten temporary relief for your back pain, you have reason to be optimistic as you would likely be a great fit for my approach!

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