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Why You Should See a Chiropractor for Low Back Pain Treatment

Written By Commons Chiropractic Center on November 6, 2020

rsz lowbackpain3Lower back pain is a common health complaint and a leading cause of disability worldwide.

Traditionally many people would turn to painkillers to relieve their discomfort. As the general public has become more aware of the dangers of medicine dependence, patients are increasingly seeking non-pharmaceutical solutions.

Chiropractic care offers all-natural low back pain treatment.

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

The spinal cord, the hub of the body’s nervous system, is protected by bony vertebrae stacked on top of one another. One of the most frequent causes of low back pain is spinal misalignment. When the vertebrae shift out of place, surrounding nerves and muscles come under pressure, causing pain.

Pharmaceuticals offer short-term relief for the resulting pain – but they don’t fix the misalignment itself. Chiropractic medicine is the answer.

Chiropractors concentrate on spine health and have various techniques to address misalignment and alleviate strain. These include:

Spinal Adjustments

Spinal adjustments involve the application of controlled force to the spine. The chiropractor may use their hands or special mechanical tools to target subluxated vertebrae (those no longer correctly aligned). This reduces nerve irritation, decreases inflammation, and minimizes muscle tension.

Joint Mobilization

Like the spine, joints can become misaligned, causing imbalance throughout the body. For instance, if you have decreased mobility in one knee, you will have an uneven gait. As the body tries to compensate for the lack of equilibrium, you may develop misalignment in the spine or strain other joints. Joint mobilization restores stability.

Therapeutic Exercises

Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach, addressing the spine and the musculoskeletal system as a whole. In-office treatments like spinal adjustments and joint mobilization are best complemented with at-home exercises to promote strength and flexibility.

Low Back Pain Treatment in Denville, New Jersey

Commons Chiropractic Center of Denville, New Jersey, offers comprehensive chiropractic care. Dr. Michael Irhin, D.C., is a licensed chiropractor. He focuses on providing short-term pain relief plus long-term preventive maintenance that keeps your back pain from returning.

Get fast relief for your lower back pain. Call us at (973) 366-3335 to request an appointment.

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