Chiropractic Back Neck Pain Relief
Chiropractors who specialize in the Chiropractic BioPhysics® technique – such as Dr. Katalina Dean of Midvale / Salt Lake City Utah – are trained to look at the entire structure of the spine, in order to assess and pinpoint the cause and source of the problem.
Back pain and neck pain (as well as headaches and migraines) are often due to spinal misalignments. While traditional chiropractic is great at providing temporary pain relief, only a CBP® certified chiropractor is able to correct the shape of the spine (much like an orthodontist using braces to realign the teeth) and address the root cause of pain and discomfort.
Only less than 1% of chiropractors around the world are CBP® certified, so Dr. Katalina Dean is amongst elite companies when it comes to her knowledge of the spine, spinal deformities, scoliosis, and postural problems.
Chiropractic and Back Pain
It’s critical to figure out when the back pain started in order to decide how to treat it. If the back has been hurting continuously since childhood, there might be a congenital disease or genetic condition such as scoliosis. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can result in visible posture misalignment, unbalanced shoulders and hips, and rib cage compression in severe cases.
It’s very possible that your chronic back pain is caused by postural misalignment. Your posture might change over time as a result of lifestyle and environmental influences. Over time, work activities that require extensive amounts of sitting—particularly if the workplace does not provide appropriate ergonomic support—can contribute to rounded shoulders, forward head posture (also known as “text neck”), and other postural imbalances.
Most often, back pain is created by misalignment resulting from an injury or stressful life event. However, there are many other cases where the root cause is more difficult to pinpoint. By looking at different environmental factors and wellness considerations, you may be better able to find what’s causing your discomfort.
Conditions Treated with Chiropractic BioPhysics®
What caused the back pain?
Some causes of back pain are more obvious than others. For instance, accidents or injuries that result in a slipped, herniated, or bulging disc, sprain or strain often provide the most definitive cases of back pain. When the cause is clear, this can be helpful information to have when determining treatments options.
Your chiropractor will employ the same techniques and tools used to evaluate and diagnose neurological abnormalities, issues with the nervous system, or other damaged nerves. For example, in the case of a fall or automobile accident in which significant impact is responsible for current discomfort, your expert chiropractor may decide that spinal traction therapy, which is gentler and longer-term than controlled thrusting (adjustment) to the spine, will provide more benefit. When determining how to treat your back and encourage as much healing as possible, these elements are considered.
Where is the back pain located?
It’s important that your chiropractor understands where your pain is coming from, as accurately as possible. Sometimes, the pain might spread to other nearby areas. For example, with nerve pain (sciatica in particular), it can travel from the lower back across the body and into the legs.
Take some time to think about the qualities of your back pain. Is it sharp or dull? Achey or shooting? Does it feel hot or cold? This will help you understand if the issue is with nerves, muscles, inflammation/tissue, or bones and joints.
When can’t a chiropractor help?
Although chiropractic care is often considered helpful for various conditions, there are some exceptions where it may not be recommended. With back pain specifically, those who suffer from certain illnesses or have had surgery on the spine in the past may find that this form of treatment isn’t advised. As always, however, it’s best to speak with both your medical professional and a chiropractor to get a more specific idea of whether this type of care would help in your particular case.
How does chiropractic care help back pain?
After your expert chiropractor understands the source of your back pain, how long you’ve been suffering it, and where it is located, they can begin to investigate the physical cause of your discomfort and the most effective treatment for you. A thorough series of x-rays, a digital analysis, a hands-on examination, and a lengthy discussion regarding relevant lifestyle elements that are important in putting your treatment plan into action are all sometimes part of the diagnostic process.
Chiropractic treatment can take a variety of forms, some of which are not traditional chiropractic hands-on adjustments. Dr. Katalina Dean of the Scoliosis Center of Utah may utilize traction, manual tissue manipulation, a specific set of exercises suited to your body’s needs, or a combination of therapies.
At the Scoliosis Center of Utah, we pride ourselves on offering fully customized and individualized treatments that fit your unique needs. With the help of our highly trained staff, we are excited to help you find relief from chronic back pain. Book your appointment today!