Chiropractic Treatment of Back Pain

Most of us have been there before: One wrong move leaves us on the floor with a pillow under our knees. Or, deep, steady lower back pain follows us through the day, making everything a little harder.

Back problems are one of the most common reasons that Americans go to a doctor, coming in at third place after skin and joint disorders, according to a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. An occasional backache is normal for most people. But it doesn’t have to be.

Chiropractic care can be a successful way to treat acute as well as chronic back pain. The experienced doctors at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic offer safe, nonsurgical, and effective treatment alternatives for the treatment of lower and upper back pain.

Lower Back Pain

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has found that lower back pain affects an estimated eight out of 10 people at some time during their lives. The lower back is most often affected since it supports most of the body’s weight.

According to the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), 85 percent of all lower back pain is general in nature, while just 15 percent has an identifiable explanation, for instance, an injury, psychological issues, or chronic illness. Consequently, many people suffer from chronic low back pain without knowing its origin.

Upper and Middle Back Pain

Pain in the upper and middle back can be present anywhere from the base of the neck to the bottom of the rib cage. Although not as common as lower back pain, this has become more widespread in recent years due to the number of people who spend their day in front of a computer.

Upper back pain is often accompanied by neck and shoulder pain, and may also be due to muscle strain, injuries, and automobile accidents. Our practitioners commonly treat upper back pain with manual manipulation to allow the joints to function, easing pain and discomfort.

Treating Back Pain Safely and Effectively

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to re-establish standard spinal mobility, relieving irritation to the spinal nerve that produces back pain. Our chiropractors work with patients across Virginia to reduce pain, improve functionality, and provide education on how patients can take an active role in their care through exercise, ergonomic adjustment to work spaces, and other things they can do to manage back pain and improve general health.

One chiropractic technique commonly used for treating back pain is spinal manipulation. The practitioners at Tuck Chiropractic perform spinal manipulation, using their hands or a device to apply measured pressure to a joint in the spine to help relieve pain and enhance physical functioning.

Research shows that spinal manipulation, also known as a chiropractic adjustment, is an effective treatment for many forms of back pain.

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How Can Chiropractic Benefit You?

To learn more about how professional chiropractic care can help you reduce or eliminate back pain, contact Tuck Chiropractic Clinic with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Or stop by any of our clinics across Virginia during patient hours. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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