Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
A lot of people suffering from lower back pain seek relief by going to their local chiropractor. The chiropractor will use different manual techniques to adjust your lower back until the conditions that lead to the pain are eased – chiropractors do this without the assistance of strong pain medications or surgeries that could affect your mental and physical state. Here is how a chiropractor adjusts your back to relieve the pain.
Developing a Treatment Plan
The chiropractor will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan. The chiropractor is concerned with how much pain you are having and what type of disabilities you are experiencing that could interfere with the techniques they will want to utilize to make you feel better (they will also want to ascertain your tolerance level to the procedures they want to perform so they don't cause you any undue stress).
Lower Back Adjustment
The purpose of the adjustment is to realign your spine so all the vertebrae are in their proper positions. The chiropractor can have you lie face down on a table so they can run their hands up and down your spine in your lower back area to find vertebrae that are misaligned. If they feel one that is out of alignment, they will manipulate the vertebrae joint by hand so the vertebrae slide back into its proper position.
A common method is for the chiropractor to cross their hands and press down on the area of the spine that is giving you trouble. Once they find the right spot, the chiropractor will give a quick thrust on your spine to force to improve the mobility of the joint so the vertebrae slips back into place. The chiropractor may also want to do a lumbar roll.
A lumbar roll is when the chiropractor has you lie on your side in the fetal position and will feel along the lumbar region of your spine. When they feel that a vertebrae is out of position, they will roll you towards them as they lean over you and thrust their hand against the vertebrae to force it back into position. Afterwards, the chiropractor might give you a back massage. The massage helps to increase the blood flow to your soft tissue which can help to reduce swelling and inflammation you might experience after you have received a treatment.
You should expect to feel some pain and soreness in your muscles and joints after a chiropractor has done a lower back adjustment on you. The pain shouldn't last much longer than 24 hours and can be treated with cold packs. If you want, you can also take a couple of aspirins to help you feel better. Talk to a pain treatment center to get a chiropractor referral.