Are you suffering in silence with Low Back Pain? You’re not alone, it is estimated that nearly everyone will experience some sort of bout pain within their lifetime. Many more suffer chronically and have tried nearly every treatment known to them. Low Back Pain is one of the most common reasons for work absenteeism today. There is no need to suffer anymore; today’s treatments are vast and proven to be effective in the treatment of Low Back Pain. Some of these treatments include but are not limited to the following: Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Spinal Decompression units, Inversion tables, physical therapy, and Surgical Intervention in severe cases. In addition, your doctor may suggest the use of physiotherapy modalities for home and treatment use. Such therapies include: ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, cold laser treatment, diathermy, ice application, heat packs, cold therapy gels and sprays, etc.
Chiropractors work to balance the ever-important nervous system. The nervous system is the most important system, controlling and coordinating every organ and body part. They will search for interference within this system. They will perform this through static and kinetic palpation. Once located, they will deliver an HVLA thrust to correct the mis-alignment, or subluxation. They may use a host of techniques such as Diversified Technique, Flexion-Distraction Technique, SOT, Thompson Technique, Cranial-Sacral Technique, and Activator Methods.
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP)
They may utilize x-ray analysis to view the curvatures of the spinal column. If these are abnormal in any way, many doctors will use Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to deform the mis-shaped ligaments and bring the curves back. This is started by placing the patient on mechanical traction for a minimum of six minutes and this is slowly increased until twenty minutes is reached. Ligaments tend to plateau in their stretching abilities after this time. For spinal correction, mechanical traction is needed a minimum of two to three times per week to be deemed successful. The reason being is that the ligaments need that constant stretch over and over so they don’t bounce back; ligaments are very elastic as resilient so they have a tendency to bounce back quickly if the stretch is maintained. If the patient has a reversal in their cervical spine, two-way traction with sand bag weights will be introduced into the treatment plan. This particular mechanical traction is not performed for twenty minutes; rather it’s performed for a maximum of ten minutes and the weight of the traction is slowly increased to patient tolerance.
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