Chiropractic Care Is the Best Option for Nearly All Cases of Lower Back Pain
After establishing an office for chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle education with ChiroMom, Dr. Dana Walters has discovered a new passion for helping families in Bellmore and Long Island discover the benefits of chiropractic care since 2011. Dr. Walters has been in practice for almost 20 years and she wants you to know why treatment by your chiropractor is nearly always the best way to overcome back pain.
What Does a Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractors are health care professionals with deep expertise in the non-surgical treatment of injuries and diseases related to bones and discs of the spine, muscles, and nervous system. Your chiropractor has unique training in the therapeutic manipulation of the spine and related structures. Chiropractors are also able to take a holistic look at your health that enables them to treat people, not diseases,
What Can I Expect from a Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain?
When you see a chiropractor for lower back pain, chances are that you will receive a spinal adjustment. Your chiropractor provides gentle pressure or tension on the vertebrae (bones) of your spine to move them back into alignment
Proper alignment of the spine results in the proper alignment of tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Sometimes, correcting an issue in one part of your spine results in pain relief somewhere else in your body. Chiropractic treatment can resolve pain and loss of motion from injuries that happened so long ago that you don't even remember them.
Is Chiropractic Treatment All about Manipulating the Spine?
Spinal manipulation is an extremely beneficial technique, but it is not the only skill your chiropractor has for maintaining your health. Your chiropractor is an expert in all forms of drug-free pain relief. Chiropractors have a range of instruments that you do not find in other settings, including transcutaneous electrical stimulation (better known as TENS), therapeutic ultrasound, and innovative applications of heat and cold.
Your chiropractor can show you ways of moving that prevent future injury, as well as exercises that strengthen muscles that help hold bones in place. In addition to exercise, your chiropractor can also address nutrition. Chiropractors are experts at identifying nutrient deficiencies that result from prescription medications. This is not to say that your prescription medications are bad, but sometimes you need a chiropractor to point out the nutritional supplements you need as a result of taking them.