Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Guest Spot: When Should You See a Chiropractor? By Keith Warde

When Should You See a Chiropractor?
By Keith Warde

Experiencing lower back pain is common for most people and they can feel relief within a few weeks with general self care. There are those that do suffer with more frequent severe lower back pain or the pain doesn't go away for them. This is when you should seek chiropractor care.

There are many different reasons a person will suffer from lower back pain, including strenuous exercise, general strain, poor posture, and lifting excessive amounts of weight.

What type of symptoms can one expect if they are experiencing lower back pains, stiffness and muscle spasms, burning sensations, pain that comes on suddenly or gradually.

When you visit your chiropractor after suffering from lower back pain that won't ease up, your chiropractor may suggest different things to try.

With your lower back pain your chiropractor may believe this is caused by a slipped disc and will order x-rays. If you are suffering from frequent lower back pain and it won't go away, you should seek a chiropractor and find a good treatment plan.

Chiropractor care is one of the safest methods of treatment. There is one treatment that is popular called manipulation. This concept is used to apply force to a joint. This force pushes it beyond its regular range of motion.

In theory when there is no to little movement of your spine it can cause pain and reduce function. With manipulation it will adjust your spine to where it needs to be.

There are other treatments for lower back pain which might include ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, or massage therapy.

No matter what type of lower back pain you suffer from you should consult with a chiropractor for advice and treatment. You will feel much better and your back will thank you for it.

Dr. Keith Warde, D.C. provides cost-effective state of the art chiropractic care. Whether you are seeking chiropractic care, rehabilitation services, massage therapy or MUA (Manipulation under anesthesia) Southwest Spine & Sport, Inc can help you!

1 comment:

Jessica Gomez said...

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, joint pain of the arms or legs, headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise.

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