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Should You See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?

Back pain is often caused by sports injuries, auto accidents, improper lifting, and muscle strains. If you have been struggling with back pain for more than a few weeks, it’s worth seeking advice from a licensed and experienced chiropractor. A chiropractor can effectively treat and manage back pain through a series of spinal adjustments and treatment designed to improve the mobilization of the joints and muscles that surround the spine. 

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you must contact a chiropractor as soon as possible to schedule an exam:

  • Swelling or redness in the region of your pain 
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in one or both legs
  • Radiating pain 
  • Intense or constant pain that worsens at night when you’re lying down 
  • Pain that lasts longer than a week 
  • Pain that worsens over the course of a few days 

Unfortunately, many people put off seeking chiropractic treatment until their pain is severe. Seeking chiropractic treatment as soon as possible can prevent complications and extreme pain. It can also improve your quality of life, improve flexibility and range of motion, and can speed up the recovery time. 

What You Can Expect at a Chiropractic Appointment 

At your first appointment, a chiropractor will take an in-depth medical history and will ask about the treatments you’ve tried, where the pain is located, and where your pain level is at. Next, they will conduct a thorough exam to determine your muscle strength and tone, and range of motion. 

In some cases, you may be required to have an x-ray to rule out any structural abnormalities and to help the chiropractor accurately diagnose your condition. 

Creating a Custom Chiropractic Care Treatment Program to Help You Achieve Your Wellness Goals 

Once you’ve been evaluated, the chiropractor can create a personalized treatment plan that includes recommendations for treatments that can reduce your pain and help you achieve your health goals. 

Treatment and Pain Management 

Treatment may begin through spinal adjustments and spinal manipulation during the same appointment. A chiropractor will employ different techniques, based on the findings of the exam. 

In addition to relieving pain and discomfort and mobility restrictions, they can also prevent secondary complications from developing. A spinal injury can impact other areas of the body, resulting in headaches, neck pain, and knee and leg pain. Addressing the underlying cause of a patient’s pain works to enhance their overall health and well-being. 

To relieve discomfort, pain, tension, and pressure, a chiropractor may need to manipulate soft tissue or realign the spinal discs. They may also recommend other treatments, including massage or exercises and stretches. In some cases, physical therapy may be required as well, in which case a chiropractor can work with the patient’s treating physical therapist to collaborate on a treatment plan that will provide the best results and will be aligned with the patient’s physical therapy goals. 

How Often Do I Need to See a Chiropractor? 

Chiropractic treatment frequency will depend on the reason for the visit and the patient’s health and wellness goals. In some cases, a patient may need to see a chiropractor two to three times a week for moderate to severe pain, while maintenance visits are typically once a month. 

Contact Advantage Chiropractic Today to Schedule an Appointment 

If you’ve been suffering from debilitating back pain, contact Advantage Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment. You don’t have to live your life in pain. Our experienced and knowledgeable chiropractors can provide natural treatment options that can relieve your pain and restore the balance within your body, all without invasive surgeries or the use of harmful medication. To learn more, contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out how we can help you achieve your health goals and set you on your path to wellness.

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