Chiropractic care offers effective, non-invasive treatment for back pain. At Brainard Chiropractic in Fremont, we provide chiropractic care for back pain and other related conditions.
Types of Back Pain Treated by Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors treat various types of back pain. Often, patients find that conventional medicine offers little relief. However, chiropractic treatment focuses on the underlying condition rather than just treating symptoms. Chiropractors can treat low back pain, upper back pain, and neck and shoulder pain. This pain may result from an injury, a herniated disc, or spinal misalignment.
In addition, chiropractic treatment is excellent for sciatica. The sciatic nerve begins in the back and runs down the buttocks into each leg. If pressure is put on the sciatic nerve, sciatica occurs, causing pain in the back, buttocks, or legs.
Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment Options
There are several ways your chiropractor can treat your back pain, depending on the underlying cause of your pain.
Treatment often begins with a chiropractic adjustment. This allows the chiropractor to realign the spine and other areas of the body if necessary. Misalignment of the spine is often the cause of back pain, or at least a contributing factor. Your chiropractor will use gentle thrusts to realign your spine. Restoring proper alignment can relieve pain, improve blood flow, speed up healing, and even reduce the risk of future injury.
Massage therapy can be recommended along with chiropractic adjustment. Therapeutic massage relieves stress and muscle tension and may be performed before or after an adjustment. Other benefits include reduced inflammation, pain relief, improved blood flow, and improved lymphatic flow.
Laser therapy can be an excellent complement to chiropractic adjustment. This treatment uses a low-level laser, also known as a cold laser. Laser light penetrates the skin, reaching deep into the tissues in the affected area. This can reduce pain and inflammation, speed up healing, relieve muscle tension, and increase blood flow. It stimulates your body's natural healing ability, which triggers tissue repair and cell regeneration.
Corrective exercises may also be a part of your treatment plan. Your chiropractor will determine which exercises are suitable for you and your conditions. They will teach you how to do the exercises in the office. Then, you can continue doing them at home. This can improve flexibility and range of motion, reduce pain, and strengthen weak muscles. Exercises allow you to get the most out of your chiropractic care.
Get Back Pain Treatment at Brainard Chiropractic
If you are experiencing back pain in Fremont, contact us at Brainard Chiropractic. Our chiropractor is here to help with treatments including chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic massage, spinal decompression, and low-level laser therapy. Call our team today at (402) 727-8668 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.