Most Americans will suffer from some sort of back discomfort or pain in their lifetime. Back pain is a common complaint for absenteeism from work among adults in the United States. Many adults take over the counter or prescription pain medications. This not only puts the patient’s health in jeopardy, but the safety of innocent bystanders when too much medication is taken due to pain. Many medical doctors would rather write a prescription for a pain reliever, whether it’s mild or narcotic in strength, than refer the patient to a Chiropractic Doctor for spinal manipulation for the back discomfort.
The goal of a Chiropractor is to not only treat the symptoms, but determine the underlying cause of the condition and the pain. Chiropractor’s assist in eliminating or reducing many conditions such as: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Whiplash, headaches/migraines, Torticollis, Brachial Plexus Syndrome, various types of Arthritis, Scoliosis, Disc herniations, spinal stenosis, shin splints, knee injuries, and autoimmune diseases.
Static and Kinetic palpation
When back discomfort is due to a more severe condition such as metastasis (cancer) the Chiropractor will refer the patient to the appropriate oncologist for co-management and necessary treatment. Most back pain episodes can be completely eliminated or greatly reduced by spinal manipulation. A Chiropractor will use static and kinetic palpation to locate restriction or subluxation in the spine. He or she will then apply a specialized thrust in a determined line of drive to correct this mis-alignment. Back discomfort doesn’t need to consume someone’s daily life and permit them from doing the activities that they love. Help is out there, and Chiropractic is the answer.