If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Many people turn to medication as a way to manage their back pain, but this often only provides temporary relief. At River City Chiropractic Center in East Peoria, IL, we are dedicated to helping our patients get back to enjoying their lives by helping reduce their back pain. Read through our process then schedule your appointment today.
Why See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?
Chiropractors are trained to treat the musculoskeletal system, which includes the spine. They use a variety of techniques to realign the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves. This can help to reduce pain and improve function. In addition, chiropractors can also provide advice on posture and exercises that can help to prevent back pain in the future.
Spinal Manipulation Therapy
One of the most common treatments used for back pain is spinal manipulation. This is where the chiropractor will use their hands to apply pressure to the spine through methods like:
Trigger Point Therapy
And Myofascial Release
These techniques can help to relax the muscles and relieve pain by reducing inflammation.
The goal of mobilization is to increase the range of motion of the muscles and joints in the back. Unlike the short sharp movements of manipulation therapy, chiropractic mobilization is done by slowly moving the joints within their normal range of motion. This combined with low-velocity movement and stretching can help to reduce pain and improve function.
Exercise and Rehabilitation
Exercises and stretches are a common part of every treatment plan. This is because exercise can help to strengthen the muscles in the back and improve flexibility. With regular practice, these exercises can help to prevent back pain in the future.