A chiropractic adjustment (also known as spinal manipulation) is considered a safe and effective treatment for back pain. With today’s growing emphasis on quality care, clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness, spinal manipulation is receiving increased attention.
Spinal manipulation reduces pain (decreasing the need for medication in some cases), rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment. It is recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. Spinal manipulation has been known to be the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults. Research has shown that there is strong evidence that spinal manipulation for back pain is just as effective as a combination of medical care and exercise. In some cases, it has been noted that spinal manipulation is just as effective as prescription NSAIDS combined with exercise. An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 suggested chiropractic care as an option for people suffering from low back pain. It was noted that surgery is usually not needed and should only be tried if other therapies fail.
Spinal decompression therapy works to enhance the space between the joints, alleviating the pressure on the disc, which will then relieve the compression of the nerve. Our highly trained chiropractor uses traction, distraction, and body positioning to open up the spinal column and reposition the affected disc. Spinal decompression therapy can also be of help to patients with other ailments like arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and facet joint pain. This form of therapy is a great noninvasive method as opposed to traditional surgical options to treat recurring back and neck pain.
Spinal traction is a decompression therapy system that helps release pressure buildup in your spine. It can be done both mechanically and manually, depending on the situation. Spinal traction can relieve pain caused from pinched nerves, degenerative disc disease problems, sciatica and even herniated discs. This is a quick, easy, and effective method to relieve any excess pressure buildup in your spine.