Neck and Back Pain Relief
If you suffer from Neck pain, Lower Back Pain, Headaches, Knee Pain, or Hip Pain you should visit Arrowhead Clinic.
Our pain clinics service many cities throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Our doctors will evaluate your spine as a whole because other regions may be affected as well.
Our doctors may advise you on nutritional changes, stress management, posture and sleeping positions, and lifestyle goals in addition to treating your pain in office.
Before deciding which approach to try for your pain, we will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose the specific cause of your pain.
We will determine what areas are restricting movement, and will look at how you walk as well as your overall posture and spinal alignment.
Doing these things can help us understand your body’s mechanics.
In addition to the physical exam, we’ll also go through your past medical history, and we may order imaging tests, like an x-ray or MRI, to help us diagnose the exact cause of your pain.
All these steps will help us create a treatment plan customized for you.
Why Do Chiropractors Use X-rays?
X-rays are a tool that allow chiropractors to get a better look at a patient's injuries and condition. When chiropractors examine the x-rays they can pinpoint the exact location of a spinal subluxation as well as any bone spurs, fractures, or cancerous spots that could become worse during an adjustment.
X-rays determine the frequency and intensity of care needed for the patient to make a full recovery.
How Do Chiropractors Help Your Neck Pain?
Neck pain is often caused by sleeping on your neck wrong, falling, or looking down at your phone too long. It may not seem like a big deal until you find yourself unable to move your neck in its normal range of motion.
Stretching out your neck with neck exercises will loosen the muscles but it is does not go away after a day or two it is best to seek chiropractic care.
Common neck conditions your chiropractor can treat are:
- Cervical (neck) intervertebral disc injuries that don’t require surgery
- Cervical sprain injuries
- Degenerative joint syndrome of the neck (e.g., facet joints)
- Facet joint sprain
Chiropractors use gentle adjustment techniques that align your neck to properly support your head and body. Through chiropractic adjustments your headaches could even be resolved.
How Do Chiropractors Help Back Pain?
Back pain occurs when you lift something wrong or get into an accident. It is thought that if you are experiencing back pain then there is a misalignment somewhere in your spine.
A chiropractor will do a physical exam and x-ray to check for any misalignment and then proceed with an treatment plan to align your spine making your pain disappear.
Treatment typically includes manual manipulation, exercise, warm or cold compresses and TENS. Your chiropractic will use the right combination of each to resolve to root cause of your back pain.
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Treatments for Pain
Our doctors may use a combination of spinal manipulation, manual therapy, and other techniques as part of your treatment plan for neck pain.
Some of those spinal manipulation techniques may include:
- Flexion-distraction technique is a gentle, hands-on spinal manipulation that involves a pumping action on the intervertebral disc instead of direct force.
- Instrument-assisted manipulation uses a hand-held instrument to allow your chiropractor to apply force without thrusting into the spine.
- Specific spinal manipulation helps restore joint movement using a gentle thrusting technique.
Concerns About Chiropractic Care
1. How Safe is Chiropractic Treatment?
Often times people care worried about how safe chiropractic care because all they can think about it the noise adjustments make.
As long as you are getting chiropractic treatment from a licensed and trained chiropractor it is safe.
2. Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Chiropractic care had been recognized as on of the longest lasting treatments for neck and back pain.
Many patients see results immediately after their first visit. Often time the pain will continue but by the end of the entire treatment plan the pain will leave and stay gone.
When should you seek Chiropractic Care?
If you have been in an accident and are experiencing Neck or Back Pain it is time to seek chiropractic care.
Even if your pain did start until a week after your accident it can still be cause from then because not all pain comes to surface immediately. Pain caused from whiplash or a slip and fall may seem like it went away to then realize a week later your hurt even more than you initially felt.
If you need a chiropractor in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina Arrowhead Clinic is the location for you. Our chiropractic doctors have the experience treating neck and pain for years.