How the Chiropractor Helps You Find Back Pain Relief
By Sara Butler
If you’re like 80 percent of Americans, you’ve experienced back pain at some point. Lucky for you, your chiropractor can help with that! But how exactly do chiropractors help with back pain? Here are a few of their tricks of the trade!
Of course, chiropractic adjustments are at the top of this list. If you’re experiencing back pain, then allow a chiropractor access to your spine to determine if there’s any joint dysfunctions or restrictions, then they can perform a hands-on adjustment to remove those dysfunctions or restrictions. This allows the nerves to function normally in your spine, leading to less pain. You’ll feel better and function better, too!
Your chiropractor is a student of proper body mechanics. Quite often, joint restrictions and dysfunctions lead to poor body mechanics and imbalances as your body attempts to make up for the lack of range of motion and function. Chiropractors can prescribe you specific, targeted exercises to help you resolve these imbalances and restore proper function. Simple stabilization exercises can do wonders to help you train your muscles to support your spine in an optimal position. This also helps to keep the corrective changes made by your chiropractor in place, stabilizing your joints and spine and leading to less pain.
Nutrition is another vital aspect of controlling pain and inflammation. As you’re taking steps to improve your body’s function from the outside, you should also take steps to improve its function from the inside by paying attention to what you eat!
Chiropractors recommend a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. You also need to watch how much sodium you eat each day as well as how to reduce the number of processed foods are in your diet. This can go a long way in helping you to maintain a healthy weight and to improve overall health as well as spinal health. Liberal use of spices is also encouraged since many have anti-inflammatory properties that help to keep your body functioning optimally.
The chiropractic care you receive at The Joint can be as comprehensive or simple as you want it to be. You work together with the chiropractor to create a treatment plan that suits your needs and goals, so it’s all up to you! So, if you're having pain or discomfort, then don't hesitate to come into The Joint today!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mission Viejo, Calif.