Do you finish each work day with sharp pains shooting up from your hips or radiating through your shoulders? Or maybe you were in a car accident years ago and the whiplash left you with back pain that never quite healed. Many people across the country struggle with chronic back pain. And, while back surgery may help, it can be a daunting and undesirable option. Before going under the surgical knife, meet with a back pain specialist who focuses on natural healing. Start with a visit to a chiropractor near you.
Focus On The Spine & Nerves
Chiropractors are, by the very definition of their training, back pain specialists. More specifically, chiropractors focus on the health of your spine, joints, and nervous system as the backbone of their practice. Chiropractic care focuses on whole-body wellbeing, which means personalized treatments to find the root cause of your pain, treat that injury, and help your body heal and grow stronger to prevent further pain. Since your spine supports your body, looking after its health can bring about some impressive results. Additionally, a large part of your nervous system is housed within your spine and then spans throughout your body. If you feel pain, it’s because your nerve endings have picked up that sensation, carried it along your nervous system, and transmitted that information to your brain. If something happens to pinch, press, or otherwise affect your nervous system internally, you feel it.
How Chiropractic Care Differs
Most medical professionals specialize in and focus on treating one specific area within the body. While chiropractors nominally focus on just the spine and nervous system, doing so can provide far-reaching effects throughout the body because both the spine and nervous system are so interconnected with all the other systems within the body. Where other doctors might offer medicine or a steroid to help target your pain and inflammation, that might not actually treat the injury itself, and so the pain can continue on for months or years afterward.
Chiropractic care differs because your chiropractor will use a combination of your medical history, x-rays and testing, descriptions of the pain and cause of the injury, and thorough examination to get a clear picture of what’s going on in your body. From there, they can not only offer treatment for your back pain, but they can also provide treatment that encourages the injury itself to heal. This means more lasting pain relief where medicines only mask the pain for a time.
Healing Back Pain
When it comes specifically to treating back pain naturally, chiropractors excel. While treatments may vary depending on the nature of your injury, treatments generally include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize muscles, and spinal decompression therapy to help realign your spine and help ease the discomfort from issues like bulging discs or sciatica. Once the issue with your spine has been alleviated, further treatment can help build strength and improve range of motion as a way of preventing the injury from returning. And, because chiropractors are so well-versed in nerve health, they can often provide pain relief without prescription medication. With such an in-depth knowledge of the spine, musculature, and nervous system, it’s fair to say that chiropractors are true back pain specialists.
Because chiropractic care is a natural treatment for back pain, it often works well with other methods of pain relief and healing. Chiropractic techniques work particularly well when supplemented with other natural means of back pain treatment like physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Each of those other treatment options provides benefits that can boost the healing help you get through chiropractic adjustments. For example, massage therapy can help loosen tight muscles that might be putting pressure on nerves and causing pain. Or, physical therapy can be a good way to help build up strength after your injury has been healed, to help prevent further issues.
Before you worry about surgery, explore other options. Contact Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa in Peoria to meet with a back pain specialist today. Learn how chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy can all be used to help alleviate your pain and bring about healing naturally. Schedule your initial consultation today!