Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain.

Learn The Truth About Back Pain Causes and Treatments
What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors use hands/or feet for spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.

Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.


What Does Chiropractic for Back Pain Involve?

A chiropractor first takes a medical history, performs a physical examination, and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your back pain.

The treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments in which the doctor manipulates the joints, using a controlled, sudden force to improve range and quality of motion. Many chiropractors also incorporate nutritional counseling and exercise/rehabilitation into the treatment plan. The goals of chiropractic care include the restoration of function and prevention of injury in addition to back pain relief.


What Are the Benefits and Risks of Chiropractic Care?
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is generally considered a safe, effective treatment for acute low back pain, the type of sudden injury that results from moving furniture or getting tackled. Acute back pain, which is more common than chronic pain, lasts no more than six weeks and typically gets better on its own.

In most of the cases, you may not need to see a doctor. Normally, back pains get relieved within a few weeks. Some of them can be successfully treated by taking pain killers. If not, you may need to consult with a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. If your back pain is a sign of a serious problem, you may experience certain symptoms (generally known as ‘red flag symptoms’) such as:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling in the back
  • Pain that is worse at night
  • Numbness around the genitals, buttocks or back passages
  • Constant back pain
  • Pain in the chest or high up in the back
  • Inability to pass bladder or bowel control
  • Inability to pass urine
  • Fever of 380 degree C or above and
  • Pain down in the legs and below the knees

If you experienced these symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately


Research has also shown chiropractic to be helpful in treating neck pain and headaches. In addition, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia may respond to the moderate pressure used both by chiropractors and practitioners of deep tissue massage.

All treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis of your back pain. The chiropractor should be well informed regarding your medical history, including ongoing medical conditions, current medications, traumatic/surgical history, and lifestyle factors. Although rare, there have been cases in which treatment worsened a herniated or slipped disc, or neck manipulation resulted spinal cord injury.