Chronic Back Pain Treatment at Gardner Schofield Chiropractic
Back pain effects millions of Americans every year and is the #1 cause of employees missing work. The reason it is chronic for so many people is that there are few treatments designed to address the cause of the problem.
If you take pain medications or anti-inflammatories drugs, you will probably feel better, but the problem will come back in 1 way or another until you fix the cause of the problem.
Standard chiropractic care reduces tension in the body, which is great, but it doesn’t fix how the body moves through gravity. This is why the results usually only last hours, days or weeks if you are lucky.
Physical Therapy uses stretching, strengthening and maybe traction to address the problem. This is fine, but again, until you fix how the body is moving through gravity, all relief will be short lived.
The key to fixing chronic back pain is to first, understand why it is there. What happens is a major trauma knocks your head off center, destabilizing your body and causing your body to move through gravity, abnormally. A lot of times, these traumas are caused from birth or something that happened as a young child.
This causes pressure and tension in the muscles, joints, and nerves. Overtime, this pressure causes damage like degenerative disc disease, stenosis, disc bulges, herniations and arthritis. To stop the damage and allow the body to heal, the head must be put on straight again, centering and balancing the body as it moves through gravity.
The best way to do that is with NUCCA. Then, once the body is balanced in gravity, GSC uses state of the art therapies like decompression and cold laser therapy, with soft tissue treatments and specific regular chiropractic techniques to release tension and allow the muscles, joints, and nerves to heal as fast as possible.
When you feel relief will depend on your healing capacity, how long you have had the misalignment, how severe the misalignment was, and how much physical and emotional stress you are under.
If your alignment is fixed, and after 6-12 months no relief has happened, then you need to look at potentially having a blood test to see if you have an infection like Lyme’s or Epstein Barr Virus. Extreme inflammation or your body may be too weak to heal itself. In either case, our health history deep dive and natural healing system is the next step to figure out how to help your body heal and feel good again.
Back Pain Treatment
Back pain can manifest itself in various ways to cause pain, irritation and lack of range of motion in the body. Back pain affects approximately three million people in the United States annually! It is important to keep your spine healthy, as it is the center of the body and connects to everything, either directly or via the nervous system. NUCCA Chiropractic care can help keep you pain-free regardless of your lifestyle.
Stop Living with Back Pain
Upper and middle back pain may be caused by muscle or ligament strains, poor posture, and damage or tension involving the discs in the spinal column. This can happen very easily if you work at a desk five days a week! It can also occur from pressure on the spinal nerves from certain problems, such as a herniated disc. Low back pain is usually caused by strains or sprains from improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, fracture, ruptured disk or arthritis. It is important to be mindful of your body and how you position it during daily tasks to avoid injury. But sometimes, almost seemingly at random, back pain can strike, causing pain, discomfort and decreased quality of life.
Signs of back pain include but are not limited to:
- Numbness or tingling
- Radiating or sharp, shooting pain
- Severe pain that does not improve after resting
- Pain after a fall or an injury
- Pain along with trouble urinating or fever
Chiropractic Care Promotes Longevity and Reduces Pain
Chiropractic care is a painless, low-risk and non-invasive treatment that can have lasting results with regular care. With gentle manipulation and other techniques, the body can be aligned and pain can be reduced or eliminated depending on the condition. By using varying body positions and hands-on techniques, the vertebrae in the spine will be adjusted back to their proper place within the body. This will allow the nervous system to function optimally and allows the spinal column to deliver water, blood, and nutrients to the body. This will help you heal and keep the body functioning at its best with regular care.
With the NUCCA Technique, this is an even gentler approach that focuses on the upper back and neck to quickly bring relief. We are the only chiropractic office in Washington County that offers this certified technique. This is great for anyone looking to maintain their health that work at a desk or in front of a computer on a daily basis, as a lot of upper back strain can be caused by this daily obligation.
After a few sessions, many patients begin to feel relief. Depending on your condition, previous ailments and other factors, the time it takes to reduce or eliminate pain may vary. It is important to regularly visit your chiropractor to see lasting results.
Live Life Pain-Free by Scheduling an Appointment Today
Contact our office today to see how we can help you live your life without back pain! Our experienced and friendly staff is ready to devise a personalized plan to help you feel like your best self every day. Please give us a call at (262) 334-8188.
820 E. Paradise Dr.
West Bend, WI 53095