How A Chiropractor Can Help Stop Your Back Pain
Chiropractic care includes multiple forms of spinal manipulation which are commonly known as adjustments. Although not all chiropractic care involves cracking bones directly, one technique makes use of a handheld device which is a gentler way to align the spine. Similarly, another technique involves moving the table to align the patient’s body. Thus, as there are numerous methods of chiropractic care, it is better to know about the ways that a chiropractor can help you with your back pain. Also, as many people respond differently to different treatments it is best to understand them and indulge in the one which is helpful for you.
1. The Soft Tissue Therapy
In this therapy, your chiropractor focuses on the soft tissue in such a way to ensure that your muscles are relaxed, and the tightness and tension built up is broken down and released from your muscles. By implementing different techniques such as manual release therapy, trigger point therapy, and IASTM, your chiropractic can help alleviate the pain associated with the tightness or tension that can occur.
2. The Manual Therapy
When the joint isn’t moving in a manner that it should or as well as it should, then your chiropractor may employ manual therapy treatment to help you to restore better mobility and function of your treated joints. One method of manual therapy specifically designed to improve joint function is called joint mobilization. With joint mobilization, your chiropractor will slowly and gently stretch the injured or pained. A second therapy method is joint manipulation – using a quick but gentle movement to stretch.
3. Exercise Therapy
Dr. Roman also provides in-office rehabilitative exercise therapy. During these treatment sessions she will have you complete simple yet effective exercises that target specific muscle groups that commonly cause the majority of back pain – and a few more that you can take home with you to complete for homework.
Chiropractors do more than just pop your back. They can also provide you with advice, such as safe lifting techniques or tips to improve your posture, as well as other strategies that you can incorporate into your day-to-day activity to prevent the back injury from coming back including a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.