Low back pain makes it difficult to do the things you enjoy. Although pain medications may help you feel better temporarily, the pain comes back as soon as the medication wears off. A chiropractor can offer longer lasting pain relief without the the use of drugs. Your Seekonk and Attleboro, MA chiropractor, Jason Miller, DC, explains how a chiropractor can help you with your lower back injury.
Chiropractors treat the source of the problem, not just the symptoms
Lower back pain often occurs because your spine is out of alignment after an injury. The injury doesn't have to be dramatic in order to cause pain. Although you may experience lower back pain after a car accident, it can also occur if you tripped over your dog or spent the weekend moving heavy furniture into your brother's new home. Chiropractors use X-rays to find the exact location of your problem and develop a treatment plan.
Benefits of chiropractic care
When your spine is properly aligned, it's easier for your body to recover and heal from your injury. Your Seekonk and Attleboro chiropractor uses his hands or a small device to safely move your spine into alignment. Chiropractic treatment may also help you regain more mobility in your joints and can improve sciatica, a condition that causes pain to travel from your lower back down through your leg. Spinal adjustments help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.
During your visit, your chiropractor may use a variety of treatment options, in addition to spinal manipulation, to help you feel better. He may apply heat or ice before or after your treatment, or use electrical stimulation or massage to reduce pain.
Chiropractors offer a complete treatment plan
Although spinal adjustments will be a key part of your treatment, your chiropractor will also make several recommendations that will help you recover from your lower back injury. He may recommend a series of exercises that will help strengthen your back and prevent further problems, inform you how a change in your diet may benefit you or suggest nutritional supplements that will help you stay healthy.
Ready to find out how chiropractic care can help relieve the pain of a lower back injury? Call Jason Miller, DC, your Seekonk and Attleboro, MA chiropractor, at (609) 777-3300 and make an appointment today. Don't let back pain take over your life.