Chiropractics is a non-surgical and non-drug medical practice which treats nervous and musculoskeletal system disorders through spinal manipulation. Millions of people visit a chiropractor each year for care, most commonly for help with back pain. Chiropractic care for people suffering from lower back pain has been shown to be safe and effective. Research have indeed shown that chiropractic stimulation of the spinal cord is one of the very few methods that can effectively treat lower back pain. Get more info about Physical Evidence Chiropractic: David Lipman, DC.
At one time or another, almost 90 per cent of the population suffers from lower back pain. This is one of the most common reasons people are skipping out on jobs. Back pain also causes undetectable pain. And, when a cause is known, it is most often associated with pinching nerves, muscle damage, spinal nerves damage, slipping or ruptured discs or arthritis. A well-educated Chiropractor can easily determine the root cause of the pain. We will make spinal changes after assessing the cause, to relieve pain and discomfort.
Some people hesitate to visit a chiropractor, particularly when they don’t know what to expect. A full history of patient safety is taken after a standard first visit. A chiropractor consultation will also be given to patients where the chiropractic doctor will conduct a spine-focused test. Occasionally, but now often before their initial testing, patients will be sent for a spinal x-ray.
Chiropractors will almost always take the time for first time patients to educate them on what chiropractic treatment is and how it functions. They’ll go over protocols and make patients feel relaxed. This education is especially important for those patients concerned about chiropractic care.
Chiropractors may give the patient their initial chiropractic adjustment or manipulation on most first visits. To those receiving back pain care the manipulation may be the first of many. Adjustments to chiropractise minimize subluxation. Patients will feel increased range of motion and reduced nerve pain after the change. Some patients may experience joint cavitations or cracking when adapted but not always. When not, this is mostly because the patient is stressed and incapable of relaxing sufficiently to be handled properly. In such cases, pre-adjustment chiropractors may treat patients with relaxation, heat, or massage during repeated treatment sessions.