Although surgery may be the necessary treatment for people with severe conditions, there are numerous situations in which the individual will best benefit from non-surgical treatment for back pain. Non-surgical treatments are any treatments that do not require you to go under the knife. Many common ailments that people get surgery for can be corrected by a chiropractor in a more effective way. We provide healing for both those who sustain an injury in severe accidents or an injury from simple day-to-day activities.
Each patient will have a different treatment regimen that will work to treat their specific ailments. In many cases, patients will assume that surgery is the only option, but with chiropractic treatment, we can help patients heal without the health risks of surgery or the possibility of worsening the situation.
Your spine is critical to your overall health, and a spinal adjustment might be just what you need if you are feeling aches and pains. When you have a well-adjusted spine and are active, strong muscles help to keep your spine in alignment. If your spine is already out of alignment, and you are still active with fitness, you may be doing more damage to your spine that can cause more aches and pain.
The mind-body connection is important for balance, coordination, spatial awareness, and athletic performance. The spine is home to all of your major nerve branches off of the spinal cord so it acts as the internet of your body, sending and receiving message. A spinal adjustment, also known as chiropractic adjustment, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for back pain.
A spinal adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger point massage therapy can alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.
You can experience a significant decrease back in pain after just one treatment. Receiving a massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Herniated Disc Treatment
We can help address back pain and other herniated disc symptoms. At the initial appointment, we will go through your medical history, do a physical exam, and perform orthopedic and neurological tests. Your chiropractor will look for several things. We will also carefully look at your posture and may order an X-ray or MRI to help with the diagnostic process.
We evaluate the entire spine. Even if you only have lower back pain, we will examine your neck as well. After reviewing this information, we can determine if you have an intervertebral disc injury. The type of disc injury you have will determine what treatments we use to address your symptoms.
To treat a herniated disc, we will develop a treatment plan that may include spinal manipulation and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, but it may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.
The specifics of your treatment plan are particular to your pain, level of activity, overall health, and what we think is best. As with any treatment option, do not hesitate to ask questions about the treatment. We want to make sure you understand what will happen and how it can help relieve your pain.
If you would like to learn more about non-surgical back pain treatment and the various treatments we provide, call (732) 504-6572 to schedule a consultation.