Neck and Back Pain Relief
Are you currently suffering from Neck or Back Pain and looking for relief?
Our experienced chiropractors at Arrowhead Clinic are licensed and certified doctors who specialize in alleviating pain throughout the body with gentle, noninvasive chiropractic techniques.
We have several clinic locations throughout the states of 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?
A chiropractor will utilize an x-ray to get a better look at a patient's injuries and condition.
X-rays determine the frequency and intensity of care needed for the patient to make a full recovery.
At closer examination of the x-ray scans, your doctor will be able to pinpoint the exact location of spinal subluxation as well as any bone spurs, fractures, or cancerous spots that could become worse during an adjustment.
How Do Chiropractors Help Your Neck Pain?
Sleeping on your neck wrong, a slip and fall, or looking down at your phone for too long are all causes of neck pain.
Neck pain can result in you being unable to move your neck with full range of motion.
Stretching out your neck with exercises will loosen the muscles, but if the pain 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 intervertebral disc injuries (that don’t require surgery)
- Cervical sprain injuries
- Degenerative joint syndrome of the neck
- Facet joint sprain
Chiropractors use gentle adjustment techniques that align your neck to support your head and body properly, relieving any pain that you are suffering through as well.
How Do Chiropractors Help Back Pain?
A chiropractor will do a physical exam and x-ray to check for misalignment and then proceed with a treatment plan to align your spine making your pain disappear.
Treatment typically includes exercise, manual manipulation, warm or cold compresses, and TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation).
Your chiropractic will use the right combination of treatment methods to resolve the cause of your back injury and alleviate the pain that you are experiencing.
Back Pain Relief Solutions
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Treatments for Neck and Back 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 - this is a hands-on spinal manipulation that involves a computer-designed table and a gentle pumping action on the intervertebral disc instead of direct force.
- Instrument-assisted manipulation - this technique uses a hand-held instrument, which allows your chiropractor to apply force without thrusting into the spine.
- Specific spinal manipulation - this type of manipulation helps restore full joint movement using a gentle thrusting technique.
Questions About Chiropractic Care
How Safe is Chiropractic Treatment?
Chiropractic adjustments can often cause a bit of worrying in potential patients because of the loud cracking noises made during the adjustment.
However, there is no need to worry.
As long as you are getting treatments from a licensed and trained chiropractor, like all of the doctors at Arrowhead Clinic, your body is in good hands.
Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Chiropractic care is recognized as one of the longest lasting treatments for pain in the neck and back.
A majority of patients can see and feel results after their first appointment. However, pain will linger until the end of the treatment plan.
When should you seek Chiropractic Care?
Immediately following an accident. If you have not been involved in an accident, then seek medical attention as soon as you start experiencing even the slightest pain.
Your recent incident could still be the cause of your pain − even if symptoms did not immediately surface following the accident.
If you need a chiropractor and you are located in Georgia, Tennessee, or South Carolina, Arrowhead Clinic is the medical office for you.
Our chiropractic doctors have years of experience treating patients neck and back pains.
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