Chronic Back Pain

What is Spinal Adjustment for Back Pain?

At Spinal Rehab and Sports Medicine our chiropractors use hands-on manual manipulation as well as a wide range of other treatments to support and promote musculoskeletal health, restore and improve circulation and restore and improve function and mobility.
What Techniques are Used to Treat Back Pain?

Chiropractors use many techniques to treat conditions related to back pain. The most common techniques are also among the least invasive treatments that exist for back pain. They are;
1. Flexion-distraction

Also known as the decompression manipulation or Cox Technic, is it used in over 50% of practices. It involves the use of a specially articulated table that applies stretching pressure. It is used to treat disc-herniation, scoliosis, and facet pain.
2. The drop table, or Thompson technique

In this method, a specially adapted table, designed to drop portions of the patient’s torso a fraction of an inch relative to the rest of the torso, is used. When the chiropractor applies the dropping action, the patient feels a rapid thrust. The specialized dropping motion can be used for the treatment of the spine or extremities.
3. The Diversified technique

Also used to adjust the spine and extremities, this treatment feels similar to the Gonstead technique. It is considered the most commonly used technique involving precise manual thrusts intended to restore proper alignment and movement to the spine.
What Conditions can be Treated?

Chiropractic treatments are used for many different maladies. Of the conditions that cause or are related to back pain, the following are among the most common.

Back sprains and strains: common wear and tear all along the spinal column.

Cervicogenic headaches: usually referred to as neck pain.

Coccydynia: pain that develops around or in the tailbone.

Degenerative disc disease (DDD): a common symptom of aging.

Herniated disc: the bulging or rupture of one of the padded discs between vertebrae.

Piriformis syndrome: compression or malformation of the muscles of the buttocks.

Sciatica: the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve.
What Should I expect From Chiropractic Treatment?

Patients can expect to achieve greater comfort, circulation, and mobility as a result of these treatments. In chronic or more severe cases, chiropractic treatments may necessarily be only a part of a broader approach to the injury or condition. Dr. Bob has many years of experience using chiropractic techniques to treating patients suffering with back pain.

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