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What You Should Know About Back Pain

Thanks to our mostly sedentary lifestyles sitting in front of a computer, more and more people are developing bouts of back pain. If back pain is something you deal with frequently then you may be looking for a longer-term solution than just popping pain pills. This is where chiropractic care could help you.

After all, our chiropractic team specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of spinal problems. There are many reasons why someone may deal with persistent back pain, whether it’s from a traumatic injury or a chronic disease. Other symptoms that you are dealing with such as knee pain and headaches can also give us insight as to the cause of your back pain.

Benefits of Visiting A Chiropractor for Back Pain

If you are looking to wean yourself off painkillers or prevent back surgery, then chiropractic care can offer you a conservative way to manage your back pain while also pinpointing and treating the underlying cause. Through a variety of spinal manipulation techniques, our chiropractors can apply just the right amount of pressure to certain areas around the spine to help,

  • Alleviate muscle tightness
  • Improve blood flow
  • Speed up the body’s natural healing process
  • Reduce nerve irritation
  • Reduce numbness or tingling
  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Improve mobility and range of motion

Of course, spinal manipulation is just one part of the chiropractic treatment approach. There are so many recommendations and other treatment options we can offer those with back pain including,

  • Ergonomic recommendations to improve your posture at work
  • Nutrition and dietary changes
  • Exercise recommendations to strengthen the musculoskeletal system while also helping those who are overweight or obese lose weight

We focus on simple, every day changes our patients can make to help make living with chronic back pain more manageable. By helping people become more active we can also help them lead healthier, pain-free lives. When you come into our office, we will perform a comprehensive physical evaluation.

What's Next?

Based on the symptoms you are experiencing we may also recommend imaging tests. Once we’ve made a definitive diagnosis then we can get to work providing a customized treatment plan.

If back pain is making it difficult to get through your daily routine, our Richmond, VA, chiropractors can find a solution. Call Shaw Chiropractic Center at (804) 741-3068.

Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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