What to Expect From a Chiropractor

The human skeleton is a marvel of natural evolution, and the modern human skeleton is practically unique among all animals. Our skeleton is known for its S-shaped spine, long legs, arched feet, and upright pelvic bone to make a lifetime of upright walking possible, and this gave our early ancestors an advantage in the wild. Early human walked upright to see over savannah grass and hunt game, but today, no one needs to run to eat. But our form is the same, and upright walking may sometimes take its toll. Walking upright means fighting gravity, and this often results in chronic back pain. Many studies and surveys show that lower back pain (due to muscle or bone distress) is one of the most common forms of chronic pain today. But today’s medical field is ready to help, and while surgery can help with severe spine cases, non invasive methods such as rehab tools and systems or chiropractic adjusting tools can help with other cases of back issues. A chiropractor may use a back adjustment tool, and physical therapy tools may be found at a hospital.

Why Back Pain May Happen

As stated earlier, back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain today, and some common causes have since been identified through surveys and studies. Sheer old age is a common cause of spinal and other joint distress, and decades of walking upright may cause a senior citizen’s vertebrae to collapse. This reduces flexibility, pinches and distresses nerves, and may cramp or stress the muscles in the back, too. Meanwhile, surveys show that many Americans blame their back pain on ongoing stress, and pregnant woman may experience spinal distress, too. Years of hard manual labor may also harm the spine, such as working in construction, or a sports injury may cause spinal issues.

What does this add up to? The numbers show that around 50% of working Americans admit to having back issues of some sort, and experts say that as much as 80% of the American population may experience back pain at some point in their lives. One in four men and one in three women experience it, and some 31 million Americans are contending with back pain at any given time. But back adjustment tools and chiropractors, not to mention yoga experts and physical therapists, can help with many cases of spine issues. Not all cases are serious enough to require surgery.

Physical Therapy Done Right

Some victims of chronic back pain are hospital patients, and they may have ended up there due to a sports injury or a car crash, or other injuries. These patients may need guided physical therapy to restore the use of their joints, from their arms to legs to anything else, and they may get help for walking or using their limbs correctly. This is where range of motion trackers and stretch tests are used, so that the physical therapists can track the patient’s current arcs of motion, muscle strength, and pain thresholds. A patient may stretch out large rubber or latex bands to show how much strength they can muster and how flexible they are during recovery, and motion capture cameras may track the patient’s movements. Computer programs can then study the data and help the physical therapist determine how much progress the patient has made toward recovery, and back adjustment tools may also help the patient recover faster and more safely.

Other Doctors

Someone doesn’t need he hospital to pursue physical recovery for chronic back issues. A patient may visit their private physician and/or a pain clinic and explain their back issues, and they may get medicine and also get referred to experts. A chiropractor nay use back adjustment tools and even their bare hands to readjust a patient’s bones and bone muscles. This can relieve pressure on nerves, joints, and muscles to restore that patient’s flexibility as well as relieve their pain. A yoga expert may provide similar results when a patient signs up for private sessions and performs a series of guided bends and poses to relieve pressure on nerves and joints. All of this is completely non invasive, meaning that no surgery or drugs are involved, and many back pain victims may like that.

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