How A Chiropractor Can Help Your Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common ailments that people face, and finding the right relief is no easy task. Modern chiropractic treatment is based on the assumption that back pain is caused by misalignment of the spine. Spinal manipulation involves physical pushing, pulling, and methodical repositioning of the head, shoulders, neck, back, or hips to help alleviate back pain. Many people choose to see a chiropractor about their back pain. In fact, an estimated 27 million Americans are evaluated and treated by a chiropractor each year, mostly for back pain relief, according to a 2015 National Institutes of Health report.
Chiropractic medicine is a natural and safe alternative to other treatments, including conventional pain management such as steroids, anti-inflammatory medication and surgery, which are associated with risks, side effects and complications. In fact, chiropractic services are less invasive than many other forms of medicine, and numerous studies have proven their safety and effectiveness for patients of all ages.
Spinal manipulation is typically most effective when combined with more traditional therapies to treat back pain, such as:
- Heat and cold therapies
- Relaxation techniques
- Electrical stimulation or ultrasound
- Exercise and stretching
- Patient education
If you are someone that finds themselves dealing with back pain, and feel like chiropractic care might benefit you, our Duluth Chiropractor Robert Torgrimson may be able to help. You can contact Associated Chiropractic Physicians at (218) 728-3686, we have over 30 years of chiropractic experience and look forward to helping you!