For low back pain, chiropractors usually opt for spinal manipulation, which is a proven chiropractic technique to provide relief from pain. There are very little side effects, if any, for spinal manipulation. Some other popular treatments for back pain may include vitamin therapy, so-called because the treatment encourages vitamin intake for better stimulation of health, and massage, which relieves the back of tension resulting in less pain. For other options, other than chiropractic therapy, surgery and drug therapy would be the next best thing for back pain therapy. Drug therapy, temporarily alleviates the pain and oftentimes with years of use, the toxins of the drugs begin to manifest as harmful side effects that can be life threatening.
Chiropractic therapy significantly mitigates low-back pain. Many mainstream physicians nowadays, refer patients with low-back pain to chiropractors if the cause of the pain is of unknown origin. In addition to treating back pain, chiropractors educate and train patients with back pain prevention. They also orient patients with proper health and dietary information to prevent back pain and teach exercises for proper body movement. Chiropractic is based on the idea that the body can and does heal itself. This therapy concentrates on the neuromusculoskeletal system health of the body.
A Canadian named Daniel David Palmer invented modern day chiropractic therapy in 1895. He believed that almost all health issues stem from neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) disorders and chiropractic care is the treatment that uniquely is capable of addressing NMS issues. There are two schools of thought in chiropractic therapy: One school believes that subluxations, conditions where the vertebrae are misaligned with the rest of the spinal cord putting pressure and irritating the spine and disrupting the neural signals from the brain to the body causing the body to function poorly is this cause of most physical disorders in the body. The other train of thought suggests that apart from subluxations, outside forces such as bacteria or viruses can also be a cause of disease.
The common complaint and reason for patient consultation of chiropractors is back pain problem. Back pain can be the result of disc problems, back muscle problems, stenosis of the spine, muscle strain, bad posture, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, kidney or gallbladder stones, endometriosis or traumatic injury among others. The patient’s medical history usually will aid the chiropractor West Orange enough to formulate an accurate diagnosis and if chiropractic treatment is indeed the best answer to the patient’s problem. The treatment itself, depending on the severity of the pain, may last a few hours to a few months.
During treatment, no drugs of any kind are given to the patient. After treatment NSAIDS or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are usually prescribed to mitigate any residual pain that may be felt.