Chiropractic Care Helps Relieve Back Pain Safely
Eighty percent of adults suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons for absences from the workplace. Analgesic drugs can assuage the symptoms, but do not resolve the underlying issues. Dr. Sandez can alleviate many types of lower back pain safely and effectively using gentle spinal adjustments.
Back problems can be caused by disorders of the tendons, muscles, joints, discs or nerves. They may come on suddenly due to acute injury, but often develop gradually as a result of age-related degeneration. People are more likely to have backaches if they are overweight, have poor posture or work in sedentary jobs.
Lower back pain is felt in the lumbar region between the bottom ribs and buttocks. It may also radiate up towards the shoulders or down into the legs. The discomfort is often accompanied by muscle stiffness and may range from mild to severe. It typically worsens during intense physical activity or prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
Patients who visit a Sandez Family Chiropractic & Wellness in Cary will be asked for a detailed description of their symptoms. A spinal examination will then be conducted along with neurological and orthopedic tests. Once the cause of pain has been determined, the DC will develop an individualized therapy plan.
In many cases, the pain can be relieved with specific manual adjustments. The DC carefully realigns spinal vertebrae into their normal positions. This releases trapped, irritated nerves and relieves pressure on joints. Massage techniques may also be used to relax tense muscles. Once the source of the problem has been addressed, the pain naturally decreases.
Dr. Sandez will help to ensure that lower back problems do not recur. Patients are assigned physical therapy exercises to restore flexibility, muscle strength and joint mobility. They are also advised about practical ways to maintain correct posture at work and during everyday activities.
If you live in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Chapel Hill, Sanford, Clayton, Fayetteville and the surrounding Triangle NC area and are interested to see how our approach can resolve your pain and other issues, while improving your overall health and wellness, please Contact Us, call 919-535-3091, or fill out our Online Form to set up an appointment today. Don’t worry about getting a referral- none is needed to make an appointment, and we accept most insurances and will file with them for you.