5 Common Chiropractic Techniques For Back Pain

Anyone who has ever experienced back pain knows just how terrible it can be. It can prevent you from walking upright, working, enjoying time with your kids and grandkids, and generally living a healthy life. The causes of back pain can vary to include everything from spinal misalignment to sciatica to fractures. As such, Drs. Jeremy and Jenny Heidt at Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo offer several treatment options, including the most common ones listed below.

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1. Spinal Adjustments

Spinal adjustments are one of the most common methods for addressing upper and lower back pain. They are an effective way to make sure that the spine is properly aligned and that no undue pressure is placed on the nerves, muscles, tendons, or ligaments.

2. Cox-Flexion Distraction

The Cox-Flexion Distraction is a treatment that uses a specialized table to provide a combination of spinal manipulation and spinal decompression. The table has different segments that move separately so that each part of your spine can be stretched.

It’s an effective method for addressing herniated discs, increasing circulation, decompressing nerves, restoring range of motion, improving posture, relieving symptoms of sciatica, and more. Cox-Flexion Distraction therapy can provide relief from upper, mid, and lower back pain.

3. Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation is a therapy that enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. It sends electrical pulses, which cause muscle contraction and increase blood flow. It helps reduce inflammation and address muscle spasms. Additionally, it can promote the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain relievers.

4. Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a type of soft tissue therapy. It’s similar to a massage and sometimes used in massage therapy. However, the focus is not on relaxation like a traditional massage. Instead, it is used to apply consistent pressure to the connective tissue. It helps to break up the tension, relax contractions, improve blood flow, and promote lymphatic circulation.

5. Trigger Point Therapy

Sometimes, the pain stems from a trigger point. When this happens, trigger point therapy can help. This is a method through which pressure is applied to trigger points that are causing pain, discomfort, and tension. It’s often used in conjunction with myofascial release and, sometimes, in traditional massage therapy.

Treat Back Pain With Our Chiropractors in West Fargo, ND

While these are the most common types of treatment, Drs. Jeremy and Jenny Heidt will also guide you through therapeutic exercises and lifestyle recommendations to further relieve your back pain. If you’re living with back pain, call our team at Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab today at (701) 532-1699 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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