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How Can a Chiropractor Relieve Back Pain?
When was the last time you had the thought, "Oh my aching back?" Was it last month? Last week? Maybe, it seems like it was just yesterday. If you are experiencing ongoing issues with your back, a chiropractor may be just the ticket you need to get back to excellent health.
Your Initial Back Pain Chiropractic Care Visit
Chiropractic care is highly individualized. At Back & Neck Care Chiropractic, our treatment starts with a personal consultation with our highly experienced team. Dr. Pettet is a Certified Sports Physician® and a member of the Clark County Chiropractic Society, Washington State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.
We start your treatment by discussing your treatment goals and health history. You may be asked about past injuries, chronic health problems, diet, and sleep patterns, as well as the reason for your current visit. By getting to know you, we know best how to serve you. Dr. Pettet and our chiropractic and acupuncture team will thoroughly discuss your back pain symptoms and set goals for your care.
Chiropractic Care Program for Vancouver, Cascade Park, Fishers Landing, Orchards, Salmon Creek, and Camas, WA and nearby Portland, OR
Our chiropractors will develop a plan of care to address your back pain problems. In most cases, back pain can be treated in our office over several short visits spanning a few weeks. Through an individualized treatment program of gentle spine manipulations, our chiropractors can correct spinal misalignments, called subluxations, using their hands or assistive instruments to guide the spine and joints back into place.
By returning the spine to its proper alignment, the body is able to heal itself. Placing the spine in proper alignment reduces pain. Pinched nerves are eliminated and the brain can communicate more clearly with the rest of the body, allowing increased blood flow and allows more oxygen-rich blood to reach damaged cells and tissues to speed healing. Overall, the inflammation that was causing the initial pain is decreased as the body heals. In addition to spinal adjustments, our chiropractors may employ massage to further assist in healing.
Throughout your treatment plan, Dr. Pettet and his team will assess your progress toward your original goals. If physical therapy is necessary to strengthen your core muscles, you can continue that program in our state of the art facility.
About 35 percent of people who visit a chiropractor do so seeking relief from back pain caused by car accidents, sports injuries, muscle strains, or other issues concerning the spine. Chiropractic care works best to relieve sub acute back pain that has been present for three months or less or a new flare-up of a chronic back problem.
We pride ourselves on providing excellent care that heals our patients without relying on expensive drug therapies. We treat back pain, offer routine chiropractor adjustments, injury rehabilitation, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture in our Vancouver, WA office. Use our easy online form to make an appointment or give us a call at 360-253-6674.