Chiropractic Correction for Lower Back Pain (LBP)
Chiropractic correction happens to be one of the most preferred treatment options for resolving lower back pain. As an industry, the chiropractic field revolves around the nonsurgical treatment of pain in the musculoskeletal or nervous system. Although chiropractors can treat a variety of conditions, they maintain a keen focus on spinal manipulation as well as the treatment of adjoining areas.
There’s a lot of scientific evidence to back up the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustment as a way to treat lower back pain. The manual therapies commonly applied by chiropractic professionals are not only effective for treating back pain but also for lumbar herniated disc for radiculopathy, neck pain, and multiple other ailments.
Once the initial treatment has been done, patients can realize long-term benefits by getting regular maintenance for their pain from their chiropractor.
Chiropractic examination for lower back pain
Generally speaking, chiropractic examinations are very similar to the standard procedures used by other health care providers. The chiropractor simply examines the function and structure of the spine and then determines a course of treatment. A typical chiropractic exam for back pain involves three stages: consultation, case history, and physical examination. Occasionally, laboratory analysis using X-rays may also be required.
- Consultation – the chiropractor usually gathers important information from the patient. This might include the duration and frequency of symptoms, the areas affected by pain, activities/movements that either worsen or ease the pain, and a description of symptoms.
- Case history – the chiropractic professional isolates the nature of back pain by asking precise questions and learning more about the patient’s history. Information related to dietary habits, family history, past history of any other treatments, occupational history, and psychosocial history is gathered. This gives the chiropractor a some background information.
- Physical exam – chiropractors utilize various methods to establish the segments of the spine that need chiropractic treatment. Some of the more common techniques include static and motion palpation. Devices that read skin temperature in the par spinal regions may also be used.
Core chiropractic treatments
The core of chiropractic commonly entails proper treatment of lower back pain and similar ailments through manual therapies.
- Spinal manipulation & manual manipulation – a high-velocity, short-lever arm thrust is directed at the abnormal vertebra to accomplish the goal of improving functionality, recovering range of motion within the back as well as diminishing nerve irritability as well. It’s usually referred to as ‘chiropractic adjustment’. There are scores of published guidelines that chiropractic professionals can rely on when treating lower back pain. Many of these recommend that chiropractic manipulation is used as part of the treatment plan early on when caring for lower back pain.
- Chiropractic mobilization – this refers to low-velocity manipulation, stretching and movement of the joints and muscles with the aim of increasing range of motion in those areas.
Many chiropractors employ a holistic biomechanical approach in order to treat the bipedal structure in it’s entirely. This helps ease lower back pain but also aims at balancing the structure from the feet upwards.
For additional information or for help with your lower back pain, please call Active Family Chiropractic at (301) 963-8333 (http://swistakchiro.com) for excellent chiropractic care.