What specific back problems can chiropractic help?
The loss of the natural curves of the spine can cause to unequal distribution of body weight on the back. This will cause certain areas of the spine to become overloaded eventually leading to spinal degeneration and herniated discs.
A chiropractor focuses both short and long term care to not only alleviate pain in the affected area but also help to prevent further spinal degeneration.
Back pain can occur and increase in severity over time due to various factors such as a fall or improper lifting. There are many different types of pain, from mild to constant pain, to sudden sharp, that can hinder normal daily movement.
The Chiropractor will review the the spinal bio-mechanics and posture of the spine to find out which areas need to focused on in order to reduce the pain and degeneration of the spine.
Scoliosis is defined by a lateral curve(s) in the spine that deviate from the central body of the vertebrae. Scoliosis can affect the nerves that exit the spinal column through the vertebrae and cause premature degeneration of the vertebrae or the discs.
Chiropractors perform a series of exams, both structural and neurological, to determine where in the spine the nerves and surrounding tissues (ligament and muscle) are compromised.