How Chiropractic Adjustments can Reduce Your Back Pain

As most people age they begin to experience back pain. There are many reasons that cause this. Your back pain may be caused by a sedentary lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies, or sports injuries just to name a few. One of the best ways to relieve this back pain is through chiropractic adjustments.

If you feel pain or aggravation in your back from bending, lifting or twisting, you may suffer from spinal misalignment or disc problems. The symptoms from these problems can include incontinence, problems with walking, or pain and numbness in your legs and pelvis. These symptoms can be a simple inconvenience or be so painful they interfere with your every day life. Your chiropractor can diagnose a spinal misalignment or disc injury using x-ray and orthopedic tests.

Disc injuries are extremely painful because they absorb the shock from your spine. When they stop absorbing the shock, you feel it fully on your spine. Sometimes if your discs suffer trauma or pressure out of position, they can leak. When your discs leak, they cause herniation. Herniated discs cause pain as well as weakness and numbness. There are many chiropractic adjustments that can help with your disc pain. Talk to your chiropractor to find the right method to relieve the pain.

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Swiss Chiropractic Adjustment Study

To demonstrate the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments to address herniated discs, a research program in Switzerland studied 148 people between the ages of 18 and 65 years whose disc herniation caused pain in their lower back and legs. More than half of the people studied suffered acute pain in their legs in less than a month. In addition to that, nearly 25% of the test subjects were diagnosed with chronic pain that lasted three months or more.

For the study, all the subjects were given chiropractic adjustments for their type of disc herniation. After two weeks of treatment, nearly 70% of the subjects said they were feeling better. At one month into the study, 80% of the subjects reported to feel better. At three months that number was more than 90%.

The results of the study show that chiropractic adjustments offer both short term and long term relief for disc herniation. It is important to create a balance of short term and long term relief. If your treatment only provides short term relief you will have to continue to get treatments indefinitely. If your treatment only provides long term relief, you will not feel the result quickly enough and it will seem like it isn’t working.

When you’re selecting a chiropractor, you want to find one that uses a complete and balanced approach. A good chiropractor will offer you more than just chiropractic adjustments. Your chiropractor should be able to offer you dietary advice to keep any nutritional deficiencies from showing up. Relax Holistic offers spinal decompression therapy as well as other forms of chiropractic adjustment. You can call the West Hollywood office at 310-652-3200. The Marina del Rey phone number is 310-827-3200. Finally, you can reach the Culver City office at 310-838-1600.