Back pain can be inescapable. Chiropractors can help you relieve nagging back pain and provide solutions that address the root cause of the pain.
Here are some of the most common ways that a chiropractor can help cure your back pain.
Release and Blood Flow
Bodies are designed to protect against trauma. In response to back pain, your body is likely to flood areas with inflammation, which can reduce blood flow and cause pressure to build.
- Healing Touch: Chiropractors are part physical therapist, part massage therapist, part medical gurus. To relieve the pent up pressure that often contributes to back pain, they will normally perform a basic diagnostic examination. This often involves a gentle massage and a quick X-ray of your spine. Once they pinpoint the pressure, they can adjust your spine to correct imbalances and perform a variety of massage therapy treatments. Deep tissue techniques like myofascial releases and cross-grained manipulation can break up scar tissue and deposits of built-up pressure.
- New Blood: Blood circulates throughout the body to deliver oxygen. To relieve back pain, your chiropractor can stimulate blood flow to the parts of your back that hurt the most. One popular and painless technique is cupping. This ancient therapy involves heating rubber cups to create powerful suction that separates tiny liaisons that build in the layers of your skin and muscle that can restrict blood flow. Although cupping can cause alarming bruises, your back pain symptoms will continue to subside as fresh blood begins to nourish your back.
Exercises and Mobility
Your chiropractor can teach you exercises and give you the tools you need to increase your mobility. Having tools and exercises you can use between your chiropractic appointments empowers you to prevent your back pain from returning.
- Activated Stability: One of the root causes of back pain is inactive muscles. In particular, glute and hamstring activation exercises can trigger your core muscles to improve your posture. Many activation activities require standing on one leg to engage your core muscle groups. These exercises are easy to learn and can be completed as you complete your daily fitness routine.
- Self-Massage: Ultra-firm sections of foam can be powerful self-massaging tools. Your chiropractor can provide you with a foam roller and show you how to use it. These self-massage techniques can be completed on a daily basis to prevent tension from building in your back.
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