25 Oct Beating Back Pain With Your Chiropractor’s Healing Hands
It is the goal of our McAllen chiropractors at Hendrick Wellness Center to see our patients enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle, free of nagging pains and injuries.
Some of the most common problems that we treat tend to revolve around issues with the back, and particularly, the lower back.
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Chiropractic treatment can offer you the relief you need to get back to full strength and your life back on track.
Primary Forms of Treatment
The general approach to treating lower back pain involves some form of manual therapy. Typically, this comes in one of two forms:
- Spinal Manipulation – A chiropractor will use their hands to deliver a fast, short arm thrust to the affected area of the spine. The aim is to improve function and relieve pain and discomfort. This technique is also commonly referred to as chiropractic adjustment.
- Mobilization – This method uses slow movement to help restore range of motion and alleviate irritation as well as decrease pain. Mobilization therapy is a good alternative to spinal manipulation for patients with certain medical conditions like advanced osteoporosis or inflammatory arthritis.
The plan of care varies from patient to patient and our McAllen chiropractors will develop a personalized plan for you.
However, for most patients, the treatment process will require multiple visits to our office. During these visits, you and your chiropractor will determine together which – if any – additional measures may benefit your recovery.
These additional options may include any of the following:
- Dietary changes
- Electrical stimulation
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Lifestyle modifications