Do You Have Back Pain?
Do you have back pain in Richmond? Whether it is your upper, middle, or lower back, it is likely that you will experience some form of back pain at some point in your life. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 32 million Americans are experiencing back pain at this moment and that approximately 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. With these types of numbers, it’s not surprising that back pain has grown to be the #1 cause of disability in the United States. These types of statistics should stimulate concern regarding what causes lower back pain, how to prevent it, and what the best form of treatment is once it has developed. Our Richmond chiropractic team aim to use this article to guide you in the right direction to answer these questions and more.
Back Pain in Richmond
Specific chiropractic adjustments to the pelvis, sacral and/or lumbar regions realign the spinal column and joints, and allow your normal spinal mechanics to be restored. A few conditions that can contribute to or cause low back pain are:
- Sciatica-a type of radiating pain or radiculopathy
- Facet Syndrome
- Lumbar and Pelvis Sprains and Strains
- Disc Injuries or Herniations
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Degenerative Disc Disease
Treatment and Self Care:
Understanding the cause of low back pain can challenging. Education on your specific situation is a critical part of care at Aligned Chiropractic in Richmond, VA. Here is an example of information that might be missing from your past treatment plans or part of the reason you have low back pain:
At Aligned Chiropractic, our chiropractor strives to teach you how to care for your low back. She provides specific chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint function and motivates you to do your part to expedite your healing process.
Cox Flexion Distraction - This is a specific chiropractic technique that is very helpful for treating low back pain related to disc herniation or ligament injuries. Low back pain with radiating or shooting pain, tingling or numbness is often successfully treated with Cox Flexion Distraction.
Click to learn more about Cox Flexion Distraction technique.
Pettibon Wobble Chair - The core and low back exercises performed while using this device help pump synovial fluid in and out of the spinal discs and joints. Additionally, the movements performed on the wobble chair will decrease the tension in your spinal stabilizing and core muscles.
When performed prior the chiropractic adjustment, these exercises can decrease the mechanical resistance in the muscles and joints, thus allowing your chiropractor to align your joints with less force. When your muscles are relaxed and not resisting change, your body can absorb more change in a shorter period of time (SO YOU HEAL AS FAST AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN).
Click to watch a brief video explaining the Pettibon Wobble Chair