How Does Chiropractic Work?…FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK:
Many times when you have back pain it is caused by a spinal joint sprain – or “subluxation.” Ligaments hold two bones together to form a joint and a sprain occurs when a ligament is injured by over stretching it. This can happen due to small micro traumas over several years or one acute event like a car accident, sports injury or slip and fall.
When the ligament becomes stretched and injured joints do not function properly, delicate nerve fibers can be injured. Over time, even if untreated, pain can go away even though the spinal joint is not functioning properly. This can lead to flare-ups in the future and degeneration as the joint moves improperly and wears out.
This is why something small – like bending over to pick up a pencil – can cause severe back pain. Chiropractic adjustments and treatments are designed to normalize spinal motion as much as possible. This allows the spinal joints to heal better. Here’s a simple way to look at it: If you broke your arm and didn’t get the bone set properly – it would heal out of place and crooked. The pain might go away in the short term – but there would most likely be big problems in the future.
The best thing to do is put everything in place and then let it heal properly. Chiropractors are experts at getting your spinal bones and joint “in place” and working properly so they can heal correctly. Chiropractors are also experts at keeping spines functioning properly to minimize future problems – much like periodic Dental check-ups and cleaning prevent tooth decay and loss down the road.
So, if you have back pain, you might want to try something that has a history starting in 400 B.C. with the father of medicine – Hippocrates – and has been practiced, improved and proven to help back pain. If you do, just give our Vineland chiropractor a call at (856) 690-8883 and we will help you in any way that we can; conservatively and affordably.