What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an approach to health care that uses spinal manipulation to relieve pain. It is most often used for back or neck pain. It is sometimes used for headaches or for pain in the arms or legs.
Most doctors of chiropractic (chiropractors) take a natural approach to promoting health through lifestyle changes, nutrition, and exercise.
Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain.
So what is low back strain? A series of muscles and ligaments in your back hold the bones of your spinal column in place. You can strain these muscles by stretching them too far, causing tiny tears in the tissue. The muscles are then weakened, so they may not be able to hold the bones of your spinal column in place correctly.
What Does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?
Chiropractic treatments usually involve spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is a treatment that uses pressure on a joint of the spine. It is also called spinal adjustment. It is used to improve pain relief and function of the body.
Manipulation can be done with the hands or a special device. The careful, controlled force used on the joint can range from gentle to strong, and from slow to rapid. Sometimes other joints of the body are also worked on to help treat the spine.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to increase movement in the joint and relax the muscles. Some chiropractors use heat, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound to help relax your muscles before doing spinal manipulation.
Types Of Treatment Can Include:
Heat or ice
Corsets or braces
Strength and conditioning exercises
** Chiropractors may use X-rays to help diagnose conditions.
That's why at Liberty Hill Chiropractic we don't just treat your pain - we treat the causes of your pain. Chiropractic care is an effective pain management technique that has helped hundreds of Liberty Hill Chiropractic pain patients return to living an active life.
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Dr. Jeffry Popham, D.C.