How Often Should You See a Chiropractor for Low Back Pain?

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Chiropractic care for low back pain

Chiropractic Care: A Gentle Way to Manage Low Back Pain

Chiropractic care is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that can help to manage low back pain. Do you ever experience pain in your lower back? You are not alone! Many people face this debilitating problem, but there is a special kind of care that can help – chiropractic care.

In this article, we’ll explore how chiropractors can assist with low back pain and how often you might need to visit them for treatment.

What is Chiropractic Care?

There are nine different systems in the body. All of which are controlled by one of the nine. This is your nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Chiropractic care is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on the spine and nervous system and their relationship to the body’s overall health. 

Chiropractors understand that misalignments in the spine, or subluxations, can cause pain and other health conditions. These spine specialists use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine back into alignment and its proper position, which improves the overall functioning of the body. In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors may recommend associated therapies to stretch ligaments and strengthen spinal muscles for your quickest recovery. 

The spine and nervous system are the foundation of life, strength and health in your body.

Chiropractors are primary care specialists who use their hands to make gentle adjustments to your spine, creating a whole-body healing effect. These adjustments help your body work better, reducing pain and improving overall health.

Chiropractic care is often used to treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other pain conditions. It can also be used to improve athletic performance, reduce stress, and boost the body’s immune system.

There is proven research and scientific evidence to support the use of chiropractic care for treating common bodily health conditions. Chiropractic care is considered safe for most people. Your chiropractor should take x-rays first, before doing any spinal manipulation to rule out any concerning factors. 

How Can Chiropractors Help with Low Back Pain?

When it comes to low back pain, chiropractors can be your superheroes! They understand how the spine works and can find misalignments that might be causing your pain. Through careful adjustments, they can help your spine get back into its proper position, reducing pain and promoting healing.

Here are some of the ways that chiropractors can help with low back pain:

Ways of Chiropractic CareOverview
Spinal manipulationThis is the most common chiropractic technique used to treat low back pain. It involves applying a controlled force to the spine to help realign the vertebrae.
StretchingStretching can help to improve the range of motion and flexibility in the spine, which can help to reduce pain and improve function.
ExerciseExercise can help to strengthen the muscles around the spine, which can help to support the spine and reduce pain.

If you are considering chiropractic care for low back pain, it is important to find a qualified chiropractor who is licensed to practice in your state. You should also inquire about the chiropractor’s training and experience.

Factors That Determine How Often You Need Chiropractic Care:

Every person and every back pain situation is unique. Here are some things that can affect how often you might need chiropractic care:

  • Severity and Duration

If your pain is intense or has been going on for a long time, you might need more frequent visits initially.

  • Your Needs

Chiropractors will take the time to understand your specific needs. They will work with you to develop a personalized chiropractic treatment plan.

  • Underlying Causes

Sometimes, there are underlying factors contributing to your back pain, such as poor posture or certain repetitive activities. Your chiropractor will consider these factors when determining your care frequency.

What Do the Guidelines Say?

Experts in the field have developed guidelines to help chiropractors determine how often you will need care for low back pain. These guidelines are based on research and experience, and they provide valuable insights for your chiropractor to make informed decisions.

General Recommendations for Chiropractic Care Frequency

At the beginning of your chiropractic care journey, your chiropractor will assess you to understand your condition better. During the acute phase, when your pain is intense, you may need more frequent visits to get relief. As your pain improves, your chiropractor will adjust the frequency of your visits, moving towards maintenance or preventive care.

Working Together for Your Well-being

Your chiropractor will work closely with you to determine the best care frequency. They will listen to your feedback, monitor your progress, and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. Remember, communication is key!

Together, you and your chiropractor can create a plan to keep your back happy and healthy!

About the Author

Dr. David A. Shapiro
Dr. David Shapiro, DC, CEO of Complete Spine Solutions

A graduate of Life University, School of Chiropractic 1993 (4600 postgraduate hours). Board certified licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. Passed 3 national board tests and the state of Georgia board examination. Also certified in therapeutic modalities.

Advanced Certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics, the most evidence-based technique in chiropractic. He’s been in private practice for over 25 years.

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