Ongoing back pain is one of the most common health issues that humans experience. This type of ache and pain can be very uncomfortable, leaving sufferers unable to complete even the most basic of their daily tasks. It doesn't matter if you're experiencing a continual dull ache or ongoing stabbing pains, you should schedule an appointment with a doctor that specializes in back injuries. This professional can help decide on the best treatment methods for helping with your back pain or getting rid of the pain that you're dealing with. When you make an appointment at a chiropractor, you can evaluate pain that you may be experiencing from heavy lifting, repetitive activities, daily movements, or the way you carry your body, then use specific movements and a custom program to help treat the issues.
A chiropractor may be able to assist you with your ongoing back pain, especially if it doesn't go away even with taking medication. This type of pain can be caused by a misaligned spine, which may affect your circulation and nervous system. Back pain is easily treated by a chiropractor, who can fix misalignments and help your body to heal naturally.
A chiropractor will use a variety of types of spinal manipulation and therapeutic techniques to help you get rid of your back pain. One of the methods that chiropractors commonly use is soft tissue therapy, which helps you to relax your muscles that have become tight and sore. If your muscles are causing most of the pain, a chiropractor may utilize a variety of this type of therapy, such as trigger point therapy or manual release. Manual release therapy helps stretch your muscles while applying pressure, trigger point therapy instead applies controlled pressure to the specific area of your muscle where the tension is the worst. They may also use instruments to assist with soft tissue therapy.
Manual therapy, however, is a method that chiropractors may utilize to help you get the motion back inside of your joint. Manual therapy is typically divided into two types, joint manipulation and joint mobilization. Joint mobilization usually involves stretching the joint that's giving you issues slowly and gently until it's more mobile. Joint manipulation uses fast, yet gentle movements to stretch a joint and regain movement.
A doctor who treats back injury will also recommend ongoing exercise therapies that you can do at home on your own to help extend the effect of your treatment and help you heal faster.
Alaska Back Care can help you with your chiropractic needs. Give us a call to learn more.