Approximately 31 million Americans are currently experiencing low back pain and a staggering 80% of adults will have some form of low back pain in their lives. Chiropractic treatments, such as those offered by Dr. Bartoe, can drastically help reduce the pain and improve function, here’s how.
First Things First – The Diagnoses
For many people diagnosing the cause of lower back pain can be a challenge because the injury doesn’t show up on standard imaging tests. Chiropractors have a deeper understanding of how the skeletal system and soft tissue systems within the body, such as muscles and fascia, work together. This knowledge can help diagnose causes and provide appropriate treatments to relieve the potentially crippling pain.
In the majority of cases, low back pain can reduced by spinal manipulation, which is the most well-known treatment provided by chiropractors; If indicated by the initial exam, the chiropractor will use precise manipulations to mobilize the vertebrae in order create better movement of the joints and better communication with the brain. Depending on the cause and severity of the problem, individuals may require more than one treatment.
Kinesiology Taping (Elastic Taping)
Often, back pain is caused because the muscles are overworked, unbalanced, or need additional support to heal fully. When applied correctly elastic taping provides this additional support without hindering range of motion. These types of chiropractic treatments which can be worn for days at a time also prolong the soft tissue manipulation for extended relief.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Another cause of low back pain may stem from the fascia, which is a fascinating structure that runs through the muscles, tendons, veins, nerves, bones, and all other systems. This web-like structure can become restricted, which puts additional pressure on pain sensing tissues.
Myofascial Release Therapy relaxes these tense fibers to allow for better mobility and blood flow through the area, providing relief from deep aching pain and speeding up healing times.
Chronic back pain can drastically reduce a person’s ability to continue working or even preform daily tasks, chiropractic treatments can help. For more information, or to request your free consultation in the Orlando, FL area, please contact Dr. Bartoe today