Back pain: How can chiropractors or chiropractic treatment help with back pain?

My back hurts and I don’t know why! If you are experiencing back pain, most probably you are not the only one facing it.

Ask around, more than often you’ll realize your friends are also experiencing lower back pain or neck aches. Some of them might have resorted to seeing doctors to get painkillers just to hide the pain. What’s the best cure? Unfortunately, there is no known best treatment for back pain as it can be there for various reasons. However, perhaps visiting a chiropractor can help identify the issue and receiving regular chiropractic treatment might just be the cure to your pain!

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments most people would face at some point in their life. Painkillers might take the sensation away for some time, but it is not a fix to the root cause of the condition. The pain would definitely be back to haunt you once the medication subsides. The facet joints on the back of each spinal bone are one of the possible root causes for back pain. Pain can happen when these interlocking “fingers” aren’t moving right. The discs between spinal bones can be involved. Trauma can cause the soft, pulpy material in the middle to bulge, putting pressure on nearby nerves.

How can chiropractic treatment help with back pain?

By coming to our center for a diagnosis, our chiropractor will be able to diagnose what is the root cause of your back pain. By doing so, we are able to ensure you receive the most effective chiropractic treatment to treat your condition and reduce the pain. Our chiropractor would perform a series of tests such as asking about your health to understand your medical condition and lifestyle; physical examination to understand the current condition of your body; if more detailed examination is deemed required, X-ray would also be required. These tests are there to ensure our chiropractor is able to accurately diagnose your condition as much as possible.

How many treatments do I need to solve my back pain?

We would be lying if we said it can be solved in one treatment or the first visit itself. Very often, multiple sessions are required to almost completely correct your condition. We would usually start with a first session to examine your condition. Our chiropractor would then suggest for weekly sessions to correct your condition while allowing time for your body to heal naturally. Once your condition is improving a lot, the number of sessions required would then reduce. As part of our commitment to providing value to our clients, our chiropractors would also advice on postures and simple exercises you can do yourself to help prevent the condition from coming back!