Although chiropractic is dedicated to finding and correcting vertebral subluxations (also known as spinal misalignments), many patients seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain and other health-related symptoms. One condition that chiropractic patients seek relief from is consistent low back pain.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any give time. Even though low back pain plagues many people, finding the exact cause can be a challenge. However, chiropractors are spinal specialists that are trained extremely well to not only help alleviate your pain but also find the cause of the problem.
As you seek help from your local chiropractor, you’ll want to keep the following things in mind:
Prevention is often the best cure for low back pain. When a patient sees a chiropractor, they’ll not only find relief for the low back pain they’re experiencing, but they’ll also learn ways to prevent such pain in the future. By using proper exercise and ergonomic techniques, they can ease their pain before it even starts. Amazing results are easily obtained simply by patients listening to the instructions given by their chiropractic doctor.
Fortunately, there are many treatment options for low back pain. Based off of the diagnosis provided by your Doctor of Chiropractic, he or she will be able to suggest the ones that will benefit you the most. These treatments may include one or more of the following:
If you were prescribed pain medication by a medial doctor before seeing your chiropractor, it may still be required to help reduce your pain levels. However, the good news is that you may be able to decrease your pain medication quicker than usual as spinal misalignments are corrected, nerve compression is alleviated and inflammation is reduced. That alone is well worth the investment of time and money to see your local chiropractor.
As your care progresses from pain relief to rehabilitation of the spine, your chiropractor will recommend certain exercises to help strengthen your core muscles which, in return, will help stabilize and protect your lower back. Typically, these exercises are performed at the chiropractic office to make sure you understand how to do them without re-aggravating your original complaint. Once you’ve been educated on their purpose and know how to perform them correctly without supervision, you’ll be able to continue them at home in conjunction with the spinal adjustments you receive at the office during maintenance care.
Depending on your condition, you may be able to avoid surgery if you choose to see a chiropractor before your injuries or pain become worse. In some instances, a chiropractor can help you to avoid surgery entirely by helping correct the problem instead of just masking it through pain relief.
The key is to make sure you follow the recommendations of your chiropractor after a thorough consultation and examination are performed. Part of the examination procedures may require X-rays or MRIs. These not only benefit the chiropractor when he or she is developing your treatment plan but will also give you the peace of mind that the problem will be found.
The bottom line is that a chiropractor is the ideal professional to consult with for any unexplained pain in the musculoskeletal system. They’re not only well-qualified to treat conditions like low back pain but also achieve great results in a very affordable and effective manner. If you or a loved one are suffering from low back pain, gives us a call. We’re here to help!
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Chiropractic care is an effective avenue whether you're more advanced in age and if you're a younger potential patient as well.
At Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. we provide services that enhance each patient's health, not just treatments and protocols designed to alleviate symptoms. In this day and age it's an important distinction to make.
Of course we are in support of what works and sometimes prescription medication is darn near unavoidable. But we do provide chiropractic care treatments that serve as drug-free alternatives. We have a long track record of helping patients deal with and get past pain the all natural way.
One of the foundational philosophies of chiropractic care is the idea that we facilitate holistic healing instead of treating mere symptoms. Chiropractic care is also as much of a preventive treatment as it is a prescriptive treatment.
Experienced chiropractic care specialists often play the role of teacher when they help patients more deeply understand their bodies and their conditions. Engaging in regular spinal adjustments have been shown to increase flexibility, improve posture, and improve cognitive functionality.
In an ideal world, everyone would incorporate chiropractic care into their comprehensive healthcare plan.
Chiropractic care is special because treatment can be custom-tailored to the individual. There is no one-size-fits-all plan when it comes to chiropractic care. It's not just for senior citizens or people who've experienced injury, either. Chiropractic care specialists can treat newborn babies, kids, teens, adults, and seniors!
Contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc today to schedule your consultation if you'd like to know more about our wide-ranging wellness treatments. We have a long, reliable track record of getting patients back to active.
Spinal misalignment or “vertebral subluxations” have to do with irregular mobility or a seismic shifting of the vertebrae.
When spinal misalignments occur, often a wide range of symptoms and diseases can present themselves, ranging from pain, reduced range of motion and mobility, inflammation, herniated discs, muscle spasms, and much much more.
But today Vital Energy and Wellness Chiropractic Center Inc would like to discuss what exactly causes vertebral subluxations (spine misalignments) in the first place.
Your spine misalignment might be due to a number of factors. The most common culprits might include:
Other causes might include sleeping in the wrong sort of position. We recommend patients to sleep on their sides, keeping both legs angled slightly up towards your chest, separating the knees/ankles with a pillow.
Poor diet and growth irregularities can also cause spine misalignment.
If you experience subluxation or any sort of back, neck, or leg pain, contact Vital Energy Wellness and Chiropractic Center Inc today. We have an over 30-year track record of getting patients back to active.
Vital Energy Wellness and Chiropractic Center Inc specializes in Chiropractic Care in Arvada, CO -- but that's not all we do. We also provide weight and nutritional counseling as well as mental and behavioral health services. It's a part of our comprehensive wellness package we offer our patients.
A big part of performing at optimum capacity is staying hydrated throughout the day. Medical Daily threw out an interesting number, that 75% of the population suffers from chronic dehydration. Whether the actual number is that high or not, the truth is, a lot of us aren't getting enough water out there.
Below are a few health consequences you'll experience if you're low on H2O.
This is a big one and it's particularly related to chiropractic care. We always recommend to our patients to drink the requisite amount of water -- which is 1/2 your body weight in ounces, by the way. Around 80% of your cartilage composition is made up of water, and they become directly compromised when you're not getting enough water.
Dehydration affects the discs of your spinal column, which gives way to a condition you don't want to experience: herniated disc.
In our current grind culture where many folks have to keep side hustles just to be prosperous, who can really afford to be functioning anything but their best out there in this competitive world. Dehydration will disrupt the heart's ability to pump blood that spreads oxygen to the body's cells, making it hard to achieve physical and mental wellness.
So, next time you're thirsty, make it a water. And if you stay hydrated and still experience back or joint pain, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc to schedule your consultation. We have a successful track record of getting (and keeping) our patients active.
Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc is all about getting our diverse client base back to active again. Don't believe us? Dr. Wall has an over 30-year track record of successful treatments for patients of all ages and from all walks of life. One aspect of our treatment involves preventive medicine, which entails client education, which can help them avoid injuries down the road.
Sure, we're all about tried-and-true chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments play a huge role in body maintenance and also holistically treating injuries, but exercising your back and all of its muscles will help you stay active and avoid injury as well. Paddleboarding is one activity that will work your core stabilizer muscles while at the same time engaging your back.
There are a host of benefits you can glean from taking up stand-up paddleboarding.
First, you'll get a ull body workout, incorporating just about every muscle in the body. You'll have to work to achieve balance while your leg muscles maintain stabilization, keeping your center of gravity. Your arms, back, and shoulders will be getting an amazing workout, too, propelling you and the paddleboard through the water. Your core, back and abdominal muscles will be constantly at work to keep your balance and keep you moving!
Paddleboarding is also low impact. You won't be doing the damage to your tendons and ligaments of your joints that you would with, say, running. Runners with shin splints or knee and hip pain especially gravitate towards this increasingly popular outdoor activity. It's a great exercise while you're well and while you're healing!
If you have back or spine pain that persists through your active lifestyle, it might be time to think about incorporating chiropractic care into your wellness practice. Contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc to schedule your initial consultation.