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Back pain is a common issue that affects millions of Americans every year. 8 percent of adults in America suffer from persistent or chronic back pain. If you’re one of the millions who suffer from back pain, chiropractic care may be the solution for you. Through a variety of techniques, our team at Marshall Chiropractic works to correct spinal misalignments and restore balance. Take a look at the techniques we use and how we help you with back pain: 

How does a chiropractor help my back pain?

Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, with the goal being to alleviate pain. It also allows your body to heal itself without surgery or medication. With a variety of techniques, including spinal adjustments, mobilization, and therapeutic exercises, chiropractors work to address any misalignments or imbalances in the spine.

By realigning the spine, chiropractors alleviate pressure on the nerves, reduce inflammation, and help your body naturally heal. This often results in reduced pain, increased mobility, and improved function. It's important to note that every individual's situation is unique, and our approach at Marshall Chiropractic is personalized to meet your specific needs. We conduct a thorough assessment to understand the cause of your back pain and develop a unique treatment plan to effectively address it.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

At Marshall Chiropractic, we use a variety of techniques to address back pain. The choice of technique depends on several factors, including the patient's condition, preferences, comfort level, and the chiropractor's assessment.  Some common chiropractic techniques used for relieving back pain include:

Spinal Adjustment (Spinal Manipulation): Spinal adjustment, also called spinal manipulation, is the go-to technique in chiropractic care. It involves applying controlled force to the spine or joints that have abnormal movement patterns or are misaligned. Spinal adjustments aim to restore proper alignment, reduce nerve irritability, and improve function.

Mobilization: This technique involves low-velocity movements and stretching to help improve joint function, increase range of motion, and reduce pain. This technique is more gentle than spinal adjustments.

Flexion-Distraction Technique: This type of technique involves using a specialized table that helps gently stretch and decompress the spine. It's usually effective for conditions like disc herniation, sciatica, and spinal stenosis.

Activator Technique: This technique involves using a handheld instrument called an activator adjusting instrument. This instrument delivers a low-force impulse to specific areas of the spine. It’s more gentle compared to manual adjustments and preferred for patients uncomfortable with manual adjustments.

Soft Tissue Therapy: Chiropractors may incorporate soft tissue techniques like massage therapy and trigger point therapy to address muscle tension, inflammation, and scar tissue formation that is contributing to back pain.

How many treatments do I need?

The number of chiropractic treatments needed depends on a variety of factors such as the severity of the issue, how long the problem has been present, the patient’s overall health, and their response to treatment. For some patients, pain relief may be achieved with just a few visits, while others with more chronic or complex issues may need an extended treatment plan.

Chiropractic care offers a holistic and personalized approach to relieving back pain. With different techniques and unique treatments catered to you, our team assists you with any pains in your back. At Marshall Chiropractic, we are dedicated to understanding each patient's unique situation and developing personalized treatment plans. Through a variety of techniques such as spinal adjustments, mobilization, flexion-distraction, activator methods, and soft tissue therapy, our goal is to address misalignments and reduce nerve inflammation. Whether it's achieving pain relief in a few visits or pursuing a more extended treatment plan for chronic conditions, our team at Marshall Chiropractic is here to provide care and support throughout the entire journey.

Dr. Ryan Marshall, DC


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