Low Back Pain and Chiropractic
"One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine." William Osler, Considered the Father of Modern Medicine.
Low back pain will affect 80% of Americans at some point in their life. There are many causes of low back pain, and chiropractic can help the majority of them. Recent studies show that chiropractic is one of the most effective treatment of low back pain and even the American Medical Association recommends patients to try chiropractic for their low back pain.
Back pain can occur from a variety of reasons. Many times its traumatic, sometimes its a slow steady pain that gets worse over time. Sometimes it begins with a tight psoas muscle. Or it could be from a herniation in a disc.
There are many possible causes of low back pain and as such your Doctor will have to find ways to address which issue it is. A thorough history will be taken, orthopedic and neurological tests will be given, and we may send you off for imaging like x-rays or even MRI. Most patients will be able to get treatment the same day they walk in.
Four Peaks Chiropractic treatments include spinal manipulation, activator techniques, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, trigger point therapy, ice or heat and stretching. Most of our adjusting techniques will utilize low force or will be machine assisted. In the instance that an individual prefers manual or the lower force techniques don't work we will move to more of a hands on approach. Always feel free to give your Physician feed back on treatments as it will help them to give you the highest quality adjustment possible.
Call our office today and see if we can help you and your low back pain.