Chiropractic Treatment For Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common health issues which affects 8 out of 10 of us at some point in our lifetime. Low back pain can have a number of causes such as, a labor-intensive job, pregnancy, strenuous exercise, or moving the wrong way while doing house work. The most common cause is repeated stress over times that overwhelms our bodies protective mechanisms and results in pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic care uses manipulation to restore normal movement and function of the vertebra and reduce pressure on the body and nervous system. Treatment is often pain-free, non-invasive, and doesn’t involve any medications. After treatment, many patients report feeling better than they had before they even had the back ailment.
Chiropractic is a health care profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation or adjustments, by using their hands or a device to apply a a controlled force to the joint of the spine to improve physical function and movement, which results in pain relief.
A 2008 review of spinal manipulation for chronic low-back pain found evidence that spinal manipulation works as well as a combination of medical care and exercise instruction. Additional evidence indicated that spinal manipulation combined with strengthening exercises works as well as prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs combined with exercises, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Combining the use of both chiropractic and physiotherapy techniques addresses the musculoskeletal dysfunction that causes lower back pain. Chiropractic addresses the structural issues and protects nerve pathways. physiotherapy improves the stability, and strengthens joints and muscles to achieve greater function.
Dr. Gibson at RTP Chiropractic in Morrisville, is highly skilled and trained on addressing musculoskeletal dysfunctions by finding the cause of the low back pain and developing a treatment plan which will help the body heal efficiently. He also utilizes stretches and exercises that will help stabilize the low back to help prevent occurrence of the the low back pain.