Back pain, particularly in the lower back, is one of the most common health complaints, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. For many people, back pain goes away on its own after a few days or weeks. But for others, the pain becomes chronic and lasts for months or years. If you are suffering from long-lasting effects of back pain, treatment at the office of North Park Chiropractic Center can alleviate your discomfort as well as help restore your mobility and function.
Spinal manipulation is usually done on a padded, adjustable table. Treatment combines apply a controlled force to a joint in the spine. We use the technique with great success to relieve pressure on a patient’s joints, to reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. We also use it to treat a host of conditions associated with neck, shoulder, and headache pain.
When performed by trained and licensed practitioners, spinal manipulation is a safe and effective method of care. Our professionals are experts in the procedure, using their hands to provide a controlled, sudden force to a specific joint. The amount of force applied depends on the form of manipulation used. Patients often hear popping noises, like when you crack your knuckles.
To complement the spinal manipulation treatment, we may use ice and heat therapy, electric stimulation, traction devices that stretch the spine, and/or ultrasound for deep tissue heating.
At the office of North Park Chiropractic Center, rest assured that you will receive the highest level of skilled and compassionate care as we work to relieve pain, improve motion, and restore body function. For more information on the many services we provide, give us a call today.
By North Park Chiropractic Center
August 20, 2019