Relieving Low back pain, neck pain, knee pain and headaches with Chiropractic

Low back pain, neck pain, knee pain and headaches are common conditions that are pretty challenging to treat. Such conditions affect almost everyone at some point of their life. Chiropractic treatment is an excellently safe and natural form of treatment for low back pain. Several research studies indicate that chiropractic treatment is one of the most cost effective and quickest methods of treatment for this condition. Chiropractors perform specific hands-on manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body to help correct alignment and as a result, restore normal function in the body. Chiropractic treatment is often recommended as the treatment of choice before resorting to more invasive methods such as drugs and surgery.

Back pain, neck pain, knee pain and headaches are amongst the most common reasons for missed days of work. There are multiple causes for such happenings. For example, the back, neck and knee are all each very complex parts of the body and are made up of various structures including ligaments, muscles, nerves, bones and joints, respectively. Any of these structures injured directly or sometimes, indirectly result in back pain, neck pain, knee pain and even headaches. Injuries might include a strained muscle, bulging disc or pinched nerve to name a few. In fact, they are all interrelated.

Traumatic incidents such as an auto injury or fall are also common causes that lead to injury to the back, neck or knee. Poor ergonomics or bad posture habits are also very common reasons for these mentioned back pain, neck pain, knee pains and sometimes headaches. These bad habits can result in degenerative changes in the spine over time. Once these changes occur, even the simplest movements such as picking up a pen may result in pain in the back, neck or head!

These changes don’t usually happen overnight, but take years to develop. Emotional stress and obesity can also result in back pain and knee pain. Extra weight around the abdomen pulls on the spine and can affect the structures in the back. Smoking is also associated with problems in the back because it causes decreased circulation to the tissues of the back. Internal organ diseases can cause referred pain in the back as most of the nerves connecting to these internal organs stem from the spine.

Chiropractic treatments to the spine are effective in relieving back pain, neck pain, knee pain and headaches quickly. Joint manipulation has consistently demonstrated to be effective in helping relief pain. The chiropractor may also recommend therapy modalities such as cold packs, electric stimulation or cold laser therapy to help heal injured soft tissue in the lower back, neck, or knee. Usually headaches are a result of long term lower back or neck pain not treated. Chiropractors also provide instruction for proper ergonomics, posture and daily activity modification to help prevent further injury. They can also recommend specific therapeutic exercises and stretches to help the lower back, the neck or the knee.

Chiropractors look at the body as a whole rather than just treating the area of symptoms. This is important because a problem in one area of the body can result in problems to other areas of the body. This is called the domino effect. For example, a fallen arch in the foot or a knee problem can affect your gait and cause compensation adjustment in other areas of the body resulting in low back pain. Chiropractors have used spinal manipulation for over one hundred years to treat back pain, neck pain, knee pain and headaches. It is becoming more accepted in the medical community as an effective form of healthcare.