Treat Your Back to Some Much Needed Relief: Chiropractic Care for Chronic Back Pain
If you suffer from chronic back pain you are no doubt aware of how debilitating this pain can be. Everyday tasks that once seemed simple can become difficult, sometimes even impossible, and finding relief can be tough.
There are a number of different causes for chronic back pain, ranging from extreme physical exertion to falling to bending or crouching repeatedly. When you participate in a sporting activity that can lead to chronic back pain, the inability to continue can come about rapidly, and not seeking treatment can often make the problem worse.
Over the years, chiropractic care for chronic back pain has become more popular as a proven method for relief.
There are a variety of techniques used by chiropractors to manipulate and adjust joints that are misaligned. These help to reduce your back pain and restore normal function. Two of the most common chiropractic treatment methods are the Active Release Technique and the Graston Technique. Each offers its own benefits.
Active Release Technique: Active Release Technique is a movement-based massage system which locates and breaks up scar tissue. This scar tissue is usually the cause of any chronic pain, weakness, stiffness or numbness associated with soft-tissue injuries. This treatment is made up of over 500 different manual moves specific to ART, and your chiropractor’s assessment and examination determines which moves are best suited to your individual injury or pain.
Graston Technique: The Graston Technique is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. This method allows your chiropractor to find scar tissue and treat it to reduce or eliminate chronic back pain and restore normal function. This technique works to separate and break down collagen cross-links and increase skin temperature, as well as increase cellular activity and the rate and amount of blood flow to the affected area.
Other chiropractic care measures which may be used in your individualized treatment may include acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown, through the painless insertions of tiny needles into the skin, to improve muscle activation and nerve function and to reduce pain. This is because the treatment helps restore the flow of energy through the body to remove the blocks causing pain or reduce normal function.
Stop letting chronic back pain hold you back from enjoying the sports (or just everyday activities) you love; stop suffering and get some help. Chiropractic care offers lasting relief. Your sports medicine specialist can examine and determine what treatment will best restore your body to its pain-free state, without invasive surgery or long recovery times.
For more information about how chiropractic care can help alleviate or eliminate your chronic back pain, contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine by calling 416-800-0800.