After headaches, back pain is the second most common ailment in the US with every adult having experienced some form of back pain in their lifetime. Back pain may be acute or chronic. It results from injuries, repetitive work activities or because of other health conditions. Chiropractors are medical doctors who are trained in preventing, diagnosing, treating and managing various conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use manual adjustment techniques, device aided adjustments and chiropractic massage for pain and inflammation relief, body balance and rehabilitation. No medication is involved in chiropractic treatment. Some of the benefits of seeing a chiropractor include.
Avoid pain killer abuse
Doctors prescribe painkillers for pain every day. Painkillers are also widely available as over the counter medication in drug stores all over the country. Taking painkillers over prolonged periods may seem harmless at first but the side effects of taking too much are far from that. Back pain can be excruciating and if the root cause of the problem is not addressed, you will take more and more painkillers since the effect wears off after some time. Painkiller abuse can lead to addiction, risk of heart damage, cardiovascular issues, muscle spasms, liver and kidney damage.
Better nerve communication in the body
Many of the nerves in the body radiate from the spinal cord, which is connected to your brain. If the spine is not aligned properly, some of the nerves may be pinched. This problem leads to poor nerve communication between the brain and the body systems. Some organs may not function properly due to poor nerve communication. Without proper diagnosis, you may be treating the symptoms instead of getting to the problem. Chiropractic adjustment over a period can restore the spine to its proper alignment condition, which helps to improve nerve communication, relieve pain, tension, numbness and stress in the body.
Better physical function and performance
Chiropractic adjustment targets the joints and spine. Joint motion may be affected by soft tissue damage or poor bone placement. Our Cary chiropractors use adjustment techniques to restore the proper bone position in the joint. The massage also targets soft tissues around the joint to reduce pain and inflammation. This improves joint motion and coordination. Adjusting the spine improves posture by balancing the body from the base of the skull all the way to tip of the tailbone. With proper body balance, you can improve your physical function and performance, which is great news for athletes.