Your spine houses the spinal cord, which connects every nerve in your body to your brain. Your back and neck muscles all support this critical structure. Your spine also provides stability and flexibility in virtually every movement you make.
Due to its strong but delicate nature, the spine can experience damage and pain. But thanks to new medical treatments and techniques, chiropractors can help restore your spine back to good health.
How Can a Chiropractor Treat My Back Pain?
Some of the most popular and effective treatments that your chiropractor can provide include the following:
Chiropractors are known for providing spinal manipulations called adjustments. During this treatment, a chiropractor will use their bare hands or advanced equipment to readjust problematic areas of your spine.
Adjustments can help to:
- Alleviate pain
- Correct posture
- Realign vertebral joints
- Relieve tension in the back and neck
- Improve spinal health
However, adjustment is not risk-free. Risks of adjustments include:
- Worsening disc conditions
- Nerve compression
Because the repercussions of a mis-performed spinal adjustment can be debilitating, ensure that you get your adjustments done only by a licensed, skilled chiropractor who has years of success.
Spinal Decompression and Active Traction
Back pain can arise from compressed nerves in your spinal cord. To alleviate back pain caused by a compressed nerve, spinal decompression or 3D active traction may be able to help. With three-dimensional movement, this device can decompress in any direction.
Traction and decompression technologies are most effective for treating lower back pain and herniated or slipped discs. Therefore, if you have a disc condition, sciatica, or back pain during pregnancy, your chiropractor may recommend this treatment.
Deep-tissue laser therapy can repair tissues and treat muscle pain in the back by stimulating your body’s natural healing processes. During this treatment, your chiropractor will use a LightForce therapy laser to deliver laser energy to the affected area.
Your chiropractor may recommend that you have this treatment for 3-5 sessions spanning several weeks for optimum results. Your pain should become noticeably reduced during the treatment.
Myofascial Release (Advanced Massage Therapy)
Myofascial release, which is generally associated with massage, alleviates pain and immobility in the back and spine area by helping to loosen muscles. It is also helpful in improving posture. Chiropractors often use this technique to complement other treatment methods for back pain, spinal immobility, and poor posture.
Chiropractors in Wilmington, Smyrna, and Dover, Delaware
If you have back issues and are looking for a skilled chiropractor, look no further than the experienced back doctors here at Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers. We have locations across Delaware for your convenience.
Let us help you improve your quality of life with our spinal care and chiropractic services. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (302) 529-8783 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you feel much better!