Most types of chronic physical pain are musculoskeletal in nature, and among the most common within that realm are back and neck pain. This involves the spine and/or the related muscles and connective tissues. Naturally, the healthcare professional you’ll want to see to treat this type of pain will be a chiropractor.
In a heralded 2018 study of active-duty U.S. military personnel, a treatment plan for back pain that included chiropractic care significantly reduced the patient’s level of pain and disability, as compared to the control group whose care didn’t include chiropractic treatment.
Let’s talk about how a chiropractor can help you if you have chronic pain in your back or neck, and where you can go for a consultation and treatment for long-term relief.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work for Back Pain?
A chiropractor is highly trained and skilled in the noninvasive, nonmedicinal treatment of the spine and certain other parts of the body. Chiropractors physically manipulate the spine in order to correct its form, as any imperfections can affect the spinal cord and therefore the nervous system (as the spinal nerves can become irritated). That is why it is important to restore the spine’s proper alignment if you have chronic pain that is emanating from the spine.
Chiropractic care involves bringing the spine into proper alignment by applying pressure on the spinal column. Chiropractors can not only provide spinal manipulations, but they can also use a variety of nonsurgical treatments such as massage, heat and ice, electrical stimulation, and acupuncture to relieve musculoskeletal pain.
Can a Chiropractor Treat Chronic Pain in the Back and Neck?
Yes. A chiropractor can pinpoint the source of your pain by performing a physical exam and possibly a series of tests. This will help in diagnosing your pain and creating your treatment plan.
In addition to spinal manipulations (if necessary), your treatment plan may also include lifestyle changes, physical rehabilitation exercises, and regenerative medicine. Chiropractors often work with a healthcare team that includes primary care doctors, pain doctors, and more. A chiropractor can provide pain-relieving chiropractic care to patients who have spinal issues such as a herniated disc, sciatica, or whiplash.
Chiropractic Care in Blue Springs, MO
Our experienced chiropractors here at Core Medical Center – led by the father-and-son medical team of Dr. Patrick Goldsworthy and Dr. Aston Goldsworthy – provide top-notch chiropractic care for chronic pain and acute pain. Both men graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College, which is renowned for its excellent chiropractic doctorate program.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (816) 286-2963. You can also fill out our easy-to-use online contact form now. We look forward to helping you enjoy a more pain-free lifestyle once again!