Back Pain Treatments

Searching for natural back pain relief in Scarsdale, NY? Dr. Maxine Helman provides personalized care plans to help.

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain Relief

Back pain is one of the most common complaints across the country. Sometimes, resting and stretching can go a long way in easing back pain, but most people need additional help. Sadly, those who do need more find themselves relying on pain relief medication or considering invasive techniques – anything to get relief.

What if there was another way, though? What if you could get the additional help you need without relying on medications or resigning yourself to surgery? Well, good news: there is. This guide from Dr. Helman in Scarsdale, NY, explains why chiropractic care is the solution to back pain relief for so many people.

Where Does Back Pain Come From?

Back pain typically comes from some type of injury or strain on the musculoskeletal system. However, that injury or strain doesn’t fit into a neat little box. Everyone has different lives, jobs, hobbies, and other factors that can contribute. Below are just a few causes to consider:

  • Pregnancy
  • Excess weight
  • Prolonged sitting, especially with poor posture
  • Repetitive lifting
  • Auto, sports, and work accidents
  • Being very active or sedentary
  • Poor sleep habits

Such factors can lead to issues like spinal misalignment, herniated discs, sprains and strains, and more. Additionally, conditions like arthritis can contribute to back pain.

How Can Chiropractors Provide Back Pain Relief?

The short answer is simple. Chiropractors seek the root cause of the pain and utilize treatments to address it. For instance, if spinal misalignment is at play, adjustments restore alignment. Or if herniated discs are the cause, spinal decompression is key to pulling them back into proper placement.

Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to treat both the bones and soft tissues. For instance, massage therapy is added to treatment plans when tension is present. And the Graston Technique is very effective for locating and breaking down scar tissue.

Additionally, treatments like adjustments aren’t one-size-fits-all. There are different adjustment techniques depending on your needs.

One example is the Webster Technique – one type that Dr. Helman provides – for pregnant moms. It’s not only effective at relieving lower back pain but is also known to make the birthing process a bit smoother. No matter the cause of your pain or the contributing factors, chiropractors can develop a treatment plan that not only provides relief but can improve your health and life in other ways, as well.

Don’t let pain be a regular part of your life. Schedule a back pain relief appointment with Dr. Helman in Scarsdale, NY, by calling (914) 722-7688.

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