Managing Low-Back Pain with Chiropractic Care
Whether your low back pain is caused by a sports or work-related injury, or if it’s a chronic condition you’ve been living with for years, chiropractic care can help. Glen Cochrane is a Las Vegas chiropractor who treats the underlying cause of pain instead of focusing on the symptoms. Here’s a look at why you should consider chiropractic treatment for your low back pain.
Spinal Manipulation Therapy
A common health concern, low back pain can be debilitating and affect your ability to be productive at work as well as your ability to perform everyday tasks. While some people resort to prescription or over-the-counter pain killers, many treat their back pain with spinal manipulation therapy, which is controlled force applied to the joints of the spine and other areas of the body. Spinal manipulation can be done with the hands or a device.
When performed by a trained medical professional who is a licensed practitioner, spinal manipulation is considered to be safe and has only minor side effects, such as temporary soreness.
Spinal manipulation has the added benefit of helping to reduce inflammation, which can not only help to reduce muscle tension and relieve lower back pain, but can lower your risk of developing a disease, such as heart disease, that is linked to chronic inflammation.
Because chiropractic care involves a holistic approach, a wellness plan is an important part of pain management. This includes learning about foods that can affect your lower back pain and recommendations for improving your posture. Your chiropractor will also consult with you and may determine that you are dehydrated, need to adjust your daily exercise habits, or make changes in your diet, as well as other factors that can improve your overall health and physical function.
If you are suffering from low back pain, let Las Vegas chiropractor Dr. Cochrane determine the underlying cause of the pain and develop a treatment plan to fit your personal needs. Contact us today at (702) 333-1995 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.