From whiplash injuries to lower back pain, nearly every American will suffer from neck or back pain at some point in their lives. Chronic pain is not an unavoidable part of aging, and medication to manage this pain is not the only option. Chiropractic care is a conservative approach to neck pain and back pain management. This drug-free, non-invasive approach is designed to address the underlying trigger for a patient’s pain while also relieving pain symptoms. You only have one spine: take great care of it with chiropractic care! Bankers Hall Chiropractic can help, for more information call our office in Downtown Calgary today at (403) 243-0111.
Conservative Treatment is Best Approach for Managing Neck Pain and Back Pain
Chiropractic care is effective for pain management because we treat the root cause for pain, rather than relying on medication to “cover up” pain symptoms. While drugs can sometimes provide temporary relief, once medication wears off the pain will return. Surgery can also be risky; some back surgery can leave patients with more pain than prior to the procedure! Chiropractic care is different.
Whether you injured your back lifting a heavy object or are suffering from a chronic pain condition like sciatica, recurring back pain can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Chiropractic care is a conservative approach to back pain management that focuses on identify and treating the underlying trigger for your pain. For example, sciatica pain is associated with lumbar spine compression that places pressure on the sciatic nerve. This compression triggers a radiating pain sensation along the length of the nerve, stretching from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to bring proper alignment back to the lumbar spine. Adjustments create space between the vertebra, relieving spinal compression and alleviating pain.
Whiplash injuries and poor posture are two common causes for neck pain. Both these causes impact cervical spine alignment. When the cervical spine is misaligned, extra pressure is placed on nearby nerves and muscles. This compression causes pain and restricts mobility. A neck adjustment is a precise, hands-on procedure applied to the cervical spine. Neck adjustments help to improve spinal mobility and restore a full range of motion. After a neck adjustment, you will not only experience less neck pain, but you will also notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head thanks to less soreness and stiffness.
Our chiropractic care team uses the Koren Specific Technique (KST) for chiropractic adjustments. This approach involves gentle movements, rather than rapid thrusts, to bring correct alignment back to the spine. Depending on your pain management needs, our chiropractor may also recommend complementary adjustment approaches, such as Active Release Therapy (ART) and the diversified adjustment technique. All of these approaches are in line with our conservative care philosophy: less is more!
Don’t let chronic back pain or neck pain stop you from living an active life. To learn more about how chiropractic care can safely manage this pain, schedule a diagnostic appointment with Bankers Hall Chiropractic in Downtown Calgary today. Call (403) 243-0111.