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Posted on 07-17-2017
Chiropractic care is a misunderstood subdivision of natural medical care. It consists of various treatments that help heal injuries and relieve pain. At Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, our chiropractor serves Naperville and the surrounding area with all-natural, chiropractic back pain treatment that's noninvasive and may actually correct the issue.
Chiropractic care is a type of medicine dedicated to treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Much of chiropractic care is related to back pain treatment. It's safe enough for pregnant women and children. It consists of a wide variety of treatments ranging from temperature-related procedures to physical manipulation to exercise therapy. Several chiropractic treatments may be used in conjunction with one another. In some cases, we use acupuncture along with chiropractic care for low back pain relief.
In many cases, our Naperville chiropractor utilizes spinal alignments for low back pain relief, especially if you have a condition like a bulging or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, arthritis or sciatica. A spinal alignment consists of our chiropractor moving the vertebrae in the back, so the spine is realigned, in particular, the discs with the vertebrae. This allows the blood to flow through the spine more optimally, which ultimately results in injured discs and nerves healing more effectively and quickly. The injured area receives additional nutrients that are necessary for the healing process. If you have a muscle injury or soreness from overuse, we relieve pressure by moving the vertebrae. If any portion of the spine is pressing against a muscle or any other soft tissue in the back, it could be causing pain or irritating in an area that's already sore. If we realign the spine, it helps take away stress on the sciatic nerve, which could be contributing to a variety of symptoms that cause lower back discomfort that extends through your legs. In many cases, you'll experience numbness in addition to the pain when you have sciatica.
Spinal decompression is another chiropractic treatment we use as a back pain treatment. The treatment uses traction to relieve lower back pain. It consists of our chiropractor placing you on a table that uses a motorized device or one that works manually to stretch your spine. It's particularly beneficial for those who have degenerative disc disease, a herniated disc, sciatica or another similar back issue. By stretching out the spine, our chiropractor is taking pressure off of the sensitive discs and nerves in the spine. It helps to heal disc injuries since the increase in blood flow brings more nutrients to the area. It also relieves pressure on the discs and nerves that could be causing irritation.
Sometimes, especially with injuries, we use exercises that help to stretch the muscles and soft tissue in the back. Our chiropractor, Dr. Timothy Erikson, will guide you through a series of back stretches. Our chiropractor will ask you to bend, twist and move the back in certain ways. The exercises work to stretch the sore tissue in the back. The exercises will help to relieve tension in the back, which could be causing or enhancing your lower back pain. The main goals of the exercises are to increase your range of motion and to get you moving like you once were.
Massage therapy is another chiropractic treatment we may use. It consists of a trained professional using massage to reduce inflammation and tension in the muscles and other soft tissue. Oftentimes, we use massage therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, so you're able to continue with therapy or other treatments. Massage therapy has the potential to relieve stress and anxiety and help you sleep at night, so you're able to focus on your recovery and therapy. The massage also helps draw blood to the muscles, so they receive the nutrients necessary for healing and recovery.
Hot and cold therapy is comprised of our chiropractor using temperature applied to the affected area in an effort to relieve some of the inflammation and pain. In many cases, we alternate between the two temperatures to help you heal without discomfort. It's useful to relieve pain, so you're able to utilize other chiropractic treatments comfortably. It can allow you to start therapy sooner, which means your recovery time is less. Cold therapy is useful in the event you damage or pinches a nerve because it numbs the nerve from feeling pain.
To find out the benefits of chiropractic care for your low back pain from a Naperville chiropractor at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, you have to schedule an appointment and experience for yourself firsthand. You may contact us by calling 630-984-5503.
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