Chiropractic Adjustments Are Safe And The Best Treatment For Back And Neck Pain
Chiropractic care is a branch of medicine pertaining to the health of the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other techniques to address the underlying conditions that are responsible for symptoms like back pain, neck pain, and chronic headaches. Chiropractic care is generally practiced free of the use of medications or invasive therapies and treatments. Instead, patients are encouraged to adopt healthier lifestyles and eating habits to coincide with chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic exercises. Patients who follow the instructions of their chiropractors often experience less muscle tightness and overall pain.
Did you know…
that the use of chiropractic can be traced back as far as 2700 B.C.? Archeologists have discovered ancient writings from China and Greece that detail the use of spinal manipulation in an effort to alleviate lower back pain. Even the great Greek physician, Hippocrates, wrote extensively about his endorsement of spinal care. Today, chiropractic care is used around the world for the treatment of various diseases and conditions of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes! Chiropractic care is very safe. We use the latest and most effective techniques that help you get better faster. Your chiropractor has gone through over 8 years of training to understand and treat ailments of the spine, nervous system, ligaments, and muscles. Chiropractic is the safest treatment for back pain and does not have the negative side effects of taking pain medication for long periods of time. We recommend chiropractic first when managing back pain because it is the most conservative and non-invasive care you can receive.
What is chiropractic good for?
Chiropractic care is good for a variety of different muscle, joint, and nervous system problems. For example, when your back feels stiff it is likely that your muscles and ligaments are tense and adding a large amount of pressure onto your spine and other joints. Over time this pressure causes back pain and arthritis. Chiropractic care in our Lincoln clinic is effective because our chiropractor Dr. Louie takes the time himself to work on your muscles, ligaments, and joints to release the pressure and decompress the spine. Back pain and stiffness can often lead to disc herniations and other nerve problems over time. When your spine suffers chronic pain and stiffness it tends to decrease in height and irritate the nerves that travel through your back. Dr. Louie’s treatments for decompressing and mobilizing the spine are very effective at relieving nerve irritation such as sciatica and arm pain and increasing the range of motion of your back.
Am I a candidate for chiropractic treatment?
The only way to know if you are a candidate for chiropractic treatment is by consulting with a chiropractor for a complete clinical assessment. If you are not a candidate for chiropractic care, or if you require medical treatment beyond the scope of chiropractic, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist or practitioner. We are a family chiropractic clinic so we are experienced with patients of all ages.
What should I expect at my chiropractic appointment?
Like any doctor visit, you will be asked about your medical history and reason for visiting the chiropractor. The purpose of the adjustment is to manipulate the spine, neck and other areas of the musculoskeletal frame into an optimal position. You may hear a lot of loud popping and cracking during your visit or you may not, the sound has no relevance to the effectiveness of your treatment because everyone is built differently, but you will experience greater mobility and less pain immediately or some time after.
Will I need to follow any special instructions after my chiropractic appointment?
Your chiropractor may advise you to adopt healthier habits. For example, he or she may teach you proper posture techniques and suggest using a back support for desk work to support a healthier posture. Other recommendations may include wearing better foot support, minimizing stress and changing your normal sleep position. Your chiropractor may also show you some exercises you can do to help you heal at home and manage your pain.