Back pain can signal a number of possible problems or injuries. Especially if you were involved in a car accident
, fall, or work injury
, you'll want to be evaluated by a chiropractor as soon as possible rather than simply waiting for back pain to just go away on it's own. Back pain, like any other type of acute or chronic pain, is your body's way of saying something has gone awry--be that a herniated disc, sciatica, arthritis, ligament damage, or any other cause. Ignoring the symptoms can make matters worse.
Chiropractors specialize in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems, and can help to diagnose the source of your back pain. A number of clinical studies have confirmed the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments in treating back pain. In fact, some research suggests that chiropractic can help to prevent recurrent back pain better than traditional medical treatments.
Treatment Options in Depew, NY
The first thing your Depew chiropractor will do is to perform a thorough chiropractic and orthopedic assessment to evaluate your posture, gait, flexibility, strength, and pain levels. These evaluations, combined with your personal history and any X-rays, will enable Dr. Palmer to identify the source of your back pain--whether that be a subluxation from a misaligned joint; a bulging disc; a pinched nerve; or a soft-tissue injury.
Chiropractic adjustments include a range of non-invasive manual treatments aimed at relieving pain and hastening recovery. The benefits of chiropractic adjustments for back pain include:
- Preventing an over-accumulation of scar tissue that can inhibit mobility
- Easing pressure on impinged nerves
- Improving immunity through an increase in antibodies
- Regulating the stress hormone, cortisol, and lowering blood pressure to further facilitate healing
- Promote blood flow to the injured area to restore the supply of nutrients to damaged discs and spinal nerves
In the absence of a specific triggering event, your back pain may be the result of muscle weakness, weight gain, or overuse. Sitting for all or most of the day can weaken your muscles, at the same time that it places more mechanical loading on the spine. Workers or athletes who lift heavy objects and twist and turn their backs throughout the day are also subject to overuse injury. Chiropractors teach you stretching and strengthening exercises to help you prevent future episodes of back pain.
Dr. Palmer has helped hundreds of patients with back pain from Depew, Lancaster, West Seneca, Elma, Cheektowaga, and Buffalo, NY. Seeing the right chiropractor will get you back to your healthy life sooner rather than later!