Back Pain Treatments

Dr. Gerard Graves at Pinehurst Alternative Medicine is committed to providing optimal care and relief from back pain to the residents of Pinehurst, NC.

Chiropractic Care for Pain in the Back

If you suffer from acute or chronic pain in the back, you are not alone. It plagues millions of people of all ages and walks of life every day. The good news is that there is hope. Dr. Graves and the team at Pinehurst Alternative Medicine in Pinehurst, NC, share below how chiropractic care can deliver lasting relief from back pain.

Understanding the Cause of Pain

Pain – whether it’s in the back or another area of the body – doesn’t just happen. It’s not random but rather a sign. When something isn’t in its proper place, functioning properly, or enduring too much stress or pressure, the body sends signals in the form of pain to tell the sufferer that something is wrong.

When it comes to the back, that “something” can involve any of the many components that make up the spinal column. Some of the most common sources of pain include:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Compressed nerves
  • Muscle tension
  • Sprains and strains

These issues can be caused by sudden accidents, age, or the stress of daily life.

How Chiropractic Care Can Provide Relief

One of the first steps of chiropractic care is understanding where the pain is coming from. As true relief can only come from treating the source, this step is critical. Discussions about your medical history, daily life, and symptoms, along with a full musculoskeletal assessment help uncover the source. When necessary, additional diagnostic testing and assessments are recommended.

Once the source has been identified, your chiropractor will determine the best combination of treatment techniques to correct it. They’ll also utilize techniques that will address any issues that occur as a result of the original issue. For example, if a misalignment has led to nerve compression, the techniques used will address both.

As treatment plans are customized for each patient, the exact techniques used will vary. However, adjustments are typically at the core, as they ensure proper alignment is restored, which resets the foundation of the back.

You can also typically expect one or more soft tissue techniques, such as the following:

  • Electrical muscle stimulation is used to relieve tension, block pain signals, and release muscle contractions.
  • Cold laser therapy is used to penetrate deep into the tissues to stimulate the repair process.

Therapeutic exercises are also essential for optimal healing and relief.

Don’t live with back pain another day. Call (910) 420-1279 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Graves at Pinehurst Alternative Medicine in Pinehurst, NC, today.

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