Back pain affects 80% of people at some point in their lives. The good news is that chiropractic care can provide relief from back pain. At Delmarva Chiropractic P.C. in Salisbury, we offer chiropractic treatments for back pain.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can have many causes, with spinal misalignment being a common factor, if not the sole cause. Other causes include injuries that can occur during car accidents, sports activities, or falls. Arthritis, bulging or herniated discs, and sprains and strains are also common causes of back pain.
Symptoms of Back Pain
The most noticeable symptom of back pain is, of course, pain itself. You may experience pain in your upper back or lower back. The pain can be a dull ache or sharp sensation. It can also be described as burning, stabbing, or shooting, especially if you have sciatica. Pain may worsen with movement, prolonged sitting or standing, or walking. Stiffness is also a common symptom.
Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment
Chiropractic care focuses on treating the underlying cause of back pain rather than just addressing the symptoms. Treatments can include spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, laser therapy, corrective exercises, and more.
Spinal manipulation is used to treat spinal misalignments that can cause or contribute to back pain. Your chiropractor will apply gentle pressure and thrusts to realign the joints. Proper spinal alignment can alleviate pain and muscle tension, improve range of motion, increase blood flow, and enhance nervous system function.
If your back pain is caused by bulging or herniated discs, spinal decompression can provide relief. Your chiropractor will use a special table to create negative pressure in the spine, allowing the disc to return to its natural position.
Laser therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, is a non-invasive treatment for back pain. A laser is used to penetrate deep into the body's tissues, stimulating the body's natural healing response. It promotes cell regeneration, improves blood flow, reduces inflammation, and relieves pain. Laser treatment typically takes between 5 to 10 minutes, and you may experience relief after the first session. Several sessions are usually recommended for optimal results.
Nutritional counseling can also play a role in relieving back pain. Your chiropractor may recommend specific supplements or dietary changes to support healing and improve your overall health.
Back Pain Treatment at Delmarva Chiropractic P.C.
If you are experiencing back pain in Salisbury, MD, contact Delmarva Chiropractic P.C. We offer a variety of treatments for back pain, including spinal manipulation, laser therapy, spinal decompression, and nutritional counseling.