Health experts note that most people will experience back pain at some time in their lives. Athletic activities, work tasks, auto accident injuries, falls and other incidents can cause structural damage that causes intermittent or chronic pain. At Everett Spinal Rehab, we can provide a range of treatment options to help you get back to your normal activities, pain-free and with greater freedom of movement.
The Mechanics of Back Pain
The spine is composed of a series of bones called vertebrae, surrounded by muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that allow flexible movement. Low back pain is one of the most common types of spinal discomfort. It can occur because of damaged discs between the vertebrae. Back pain can also be the result of injured ligaments in the spine, sprains of muscles that support the back or compressed nerves that run from the spine. Dysfunction in any one of these structures can affect spinal movement and can result in pain, problems with mobility and decreased the range of motion.
Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment
Conventional medicine offers many treatments for back problems, but many of these involve the use of strong medications or surgical procedures that require long recovery periods. Chiropractic care offers another alternative, one that uses no drugs and is completely non-invasive. Treatment may involve the use of spinal adjustment techniques, physical therapy, corrective exercises, ultrasound therapy, electric stimulation, massage therapy, acupuncture or naturopathic methods. These practices can be effective for reducing pain and improving range of motion.
Chiropractors can also offer spinal decompression therapy that uses special equipment that provides motorized traction that gently stretches the spine. This treatment allows bulging discs to retract back into their natural position and relieves pressure on nerves that run through the spinal column. It also improves circulation through the spinal structures, allowing better movement of fluids and nutrients needed for healthy function. The treatment is administered as the patient lies on a special table and is fitted into a harness that allows the traction to stretch the body. Spinal decompression is often the most effective way to re-align spinal structures.
Make Everett Spinal Rehab Your Everett WA Chiropractor
The team of health professionals at Everett Spinal Rehab is dedicated to the highest standards of care for their patients in Everett, WA and surrounding communities. We off a variety of treatment modalities with individualized care plans to suit each patient’s needs. See the difference that integrated care can make to your back pain and problems with movement. Call Everett Spinal Rehab today at 425-347-8614 for an appointment to evaluate your spinal problem and learn more about treatment options to relieve pain and improve function.