Back pain is a common complaint, and one that brings many residents of Jupiter, Florida, to the care of Troy McMurtray, DC, of Aurora Integrative Health of Jupiter. If you’re tired of living with the constant discomfort and limitations imposed by back pain, chiropractic care can help you find a path toward relief. Schedule an appointment today to learn more. You can book a visit online or over the phone.
Your back is an incredible structure that allows you to stand upright and move with a great deal of flexibility. It also houses your spinal cord, which acts as the primary information corridor between your body and brain.
Your back consists of a complex network of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. If anything goes wrong with any of these components, back pain will follow.
Some of the more common causes of back pain include:
Some types of back pain will resolve after a period of rest and self-care. For many, however, back pain becomes a chronic health issue that affects virtually every waking hour.
At the heart of chiropractic care is a foundational belief that the human body has an astounding capacity for self-healing and that harnessing that power is an important part of treatment.
While your back is strong, your spinal cord is subject to damage from even the slightest undue pressure. A structural or biomechanical issue with your back can have a direct effect on your spinal cord, causing significant back pain.
Chiropractic care focuses on restoring your back’s structural integrity and reducing pressure on your spinal cord.
Spinal manipulation and mobilization are the most common treatments used to improve back pain. Both are backed by scientific studies that find these approaches effective, especially in treating lower back pain.
Spinal manipulation is the chiropractic treatment most people are familiar with from movies and television. It’s also referred to as high-velocity, short-lever arm thrust, and is sometimes called spinal adjustment. The treatment involves delivering brief, targeted force to your spine to improve alignment and relieve excess pressure on your nervous system.
Spinal mobilization is a low-velocity treatment. This approach involves stretching your muscles and joints and gently moving your spine to improve range of motion over time. These techniques can not only ease back pain but can also prevent your pain from becoming a chronic condition.
If you’d like to explore chiropractic care for your back pain, schedule an appointment today. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you can always call to check availability.