How Chiropractors Treat Back Pain

Chiropractors treat back pain through a variety of ways. Back pain can be caused by many factors. When the muscles around your spinal cord are not performing at optimal levels, they may become inflexible and uncoordinated, resulting in pain.

What Are the Results of Back Pain?

Repetitive use, sports injuries, lack of stretching and poor posture are just a few things that could cause back pain. Micro-trauma, or small scale damage, develops overtime if injury persists and is often perceived as a dull ache or tightness. The body will build up scar tissue, which eventually accumulates to adhesions that, in turn, affect the muscles and back.

How is it Treated?

Chiropractors at Chiropractic Performance Solutions can treat back pain the traditional way, with manual therapy, muscle relaxants and medications. However, this process takes a while to work. Another technique is called ART, Active Release Technique. ART is very effective in treating back pain and allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Through ART treatments, the therapist will locate the problem and apply pressure to break up restrictive adhesions. This will reinstate normal flexibility, balance and stability to the patient.