Back pain can come about for a variety of reasons and can be debilitating. Dr. Whitmore at Balance Chiropractic Health Center's in Salt Lake City and Oakland uses chiropractic adjustments and applied kinesiology to provide effective pain relief to patients in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Oakland and Sonoma, California areas.
Back Pain Q & A
How can chiropractic care relieve back pain?
After a proper diagnosis has been made, a treatment plan can be developed to focus on the area of back pain along with any underlying source. Treatment methods include spinal adjustments to alleviate back pain. The adjustments can be used singularly, or in conjunction with others such as nutritional support, to create a well-rounded plan that heals and strengthens the surrounding tissues.
What other treatment options can be used?
Chiropractic adjustments are not the only treatment options available to patients who suffer from back pain; applied kinesiology is used to understand the root cause and how to truly balance the body with a full treatment. While chiropractic adjustments and other physical forms of treatment work to restore the body into proper alignment and alleviate pain, nutritional efforts can also support healing. By supplying the body with the nutrients it needs, it encourages faster, more efficient healing for long-lasting wellness.
Can back injuries be prevented?
There are some things that can be done to avoid back injury. Poor lifting techniques are one of the main reasons the back can be injured, either through long-term damage or sudden injury. Learning how to lift with correct form helps stabilize the muscles in the back, which reduces the risk of strain. These include, always bending at the knees and avoiding twisting or moving unnaturally while lifting, pushing, or pulling a heavy object. Slips and falls are also a high-risk factor for back injury. The best way to avoid these types of accidents is to exercise caution when walking on uneven, slick, or wet floors. This can include wearing proper footwear with non-slip soles if you work in such conditions. Exercise and nutrition can assist in helping to avoid degeneration in the spine. Dr. Whitmore and her team at Balance Chiropractic Health Center's in Salt Lake City, UT, and Oakland, CA can offer advice and education on supplementation, diet, and exercise.