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Can Chiropractors Really Help Back Pain?

Aug 17, 2007
In today's fast and hectic life, our back gets neglected so much that we only care about it when it starts giving problems. Back ache is a very common problem that most people face. The reasons behind the problem may vary from person to person. Being aware of the after effects of anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers, people generally avoid them and seek some alternative therapy to get relief from the problem. One of these alternative options may be seeing a chiropractor. Chiropractors use unconventional methods of relieving pain, which have proved to be very effective. Now the question arises as when should one consult a chiropractor.

The word "chiropractic" means done by using hands. Very few people know about this therapy, for, they are not familiar with this as they are with other methods of treatment. They are a little doubtful that their problem can be solved just by a mere touch of professional hands. People have less faith in such methods, not realizing that they can relieve pain and other ailments in lesser time and without any medicines.

A chiropractor is trained in pin-pointing the root cause of your back pain. It can be just dislocation of vertebrae, or any other reason. He/she then manipulates the problem area with hands to get the things in right places. The therapy includes putting pressure on the back and sometimes the patient may feel a slight jerk. But, there is nothing to worry about it, as this is all part of the therapy. After one or two sessions, you become used to all this and feel relived after every session.

Chiropractic treatment for back pain has many forms other than manipulation which is the one most people are familiar with. They also use massage, electrical muscle stimulation and stretching.

Being treated at a chiropractor isn't for everyone. If you have osteoporosis, have had spinal surgery or a stroke it's not a good idea. As a matter of fact if your are thinking of going to see a chiropractors you should first see your health care provider and see if they feel that there is any reason you should not try this kind of treatment. Perhaps your health care provider can even recommend a chiropractor that they are familiar with or have at least heard of someone with a good reputation. Then call the chiropractor and see them first for a consultation. Explain your back pain and see what they would recommend. Only then can you decide if you want to pursue this type of alternative treatment.

There are relatively few risks connected to trying this treatment for your back pain. Very infrequently neck manipulation can cause some problems. On very rare occasions there can be some damage done to the blood vessels in the neck, which can result in a stroke, but this almost never happens and shouldn't prevent you from trying this method of pain control.
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Scott Meyers is a staff writer for Its Entirely Natural, a resource for helping you achieve a naturally healthy body, mind, and spirit. You may contact our writers through the web site. Follow this link for more information on Back Pain.
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