Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

Among those seeking alternatives to ease back pain, most choose chiropractic treatment. About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually, About 35% of which are seeking relief from back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries and muscle strains. Other complaints include pain in the neck, arms and legs, and headaches.

At New Life Chiropractic Cape Girardeau, a chiropractor first takes a medical history, performs a physical examination, and can use laboratory tests or diagnostic imaging to determine whether treatment is right for your back pain.

The treatment plan may include one or more pulstar adjustments in which the doctor manipulates the joints, with a controlled slight repeated pulse to improve the range and quality of movement. Many chiropractors also incorporate nutritional counseling and exercise rehabilitation treatment plan. The chiropractic care goals include restoration of function and prevention of injuries, in addition to back pain relief.

Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is considered a safe and effective treatment for acute low back pain, the type of sudden injury that results from moving large furniture or getting tackled at your local flag football game. Acute back pain, which is more common than chronic pain does not last more than six weeks and usually improves by itself.

Research has also shown chiropractic to be useful in the treatment of neck pain and headaches. In addition, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia may respond to moderate pressure using both chiropractors and practitioners of deep tissue massage.

Call New Life Chiropractic Cape Girardeau at (858) 459-1940 for more information on how we can help with your back pain.
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