Back pain can occur in any area along the spine. This pain can come with other symptoms such as muscle tension or stiffness, weakness in the legs and feet, and tingling sensation travelling down the legs. In Canada, back pain is one of the most common chronic conditions. Chronic pain is pain that persists for longer than 12 weeks. Many people who suffer from this type of pain turn to prescription and over the counter pain medication. However, as with all drugs, pain medication can have serious side effects. Excessive use can result in stomach bleeding, ulcers, kidney damage or liver damage. Additionally, pain medication does not fix the cause of the pain but simply masks the symptoms. That is why millions of Canadians who are seeking a safe alternative for relief from chronic back pain choose chiropractic treatment. If you are suffering from chronic back pain, you should too.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a health care discipline which focuses on the health of the musculoskeletal system. This hands-on treatment is performed by a chiropractor. Because of their training, experience and skills, chiropractors in British Columbia are acknowledged by the government as doctors.
Chiropractors use mainly their hands to diagnose, treat and perform preventative care for conditions like back and neck pain, chronic headaches, arthritis pain, joint problems, scoliosis, vertigo and more. Sometimes, chiropractors use hand-held devices that act in a similar fashion to manual manipulation.
What to expect with chiropractic care for chronic back pain
Before you start treatment, the chiropractor must first take your medical history and perform a physical exam. He or she may also use lab tests and/or diagnostic imaging to determine whether chiropractic care is appropriate for your back pain. The chiropractor will then create a comprehensive treatment plan involving manual manipulation of your joints with controlled sudden force. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective method for relieving pain, improving joint flexibility and reducing muscle tension. The number of adjustments you will need depends on the severity of your problem. Many chiropractors include nutritional counselling and exercise as part of treatment as well.
Are you searching for a chiropractic clinic in the Burnaby?
If you are suffering from chronic back pain and you need to find a chiropractic clinic in Burnaby, come visit Pacific Health and Sports Therapy. Our clinic is conveniently located near New Westminster and Coquitlam. There, we use the latest techniques, guided by our extensive training and experience.
We know that every case is unique. That is why we combine a number of treatment strategies to provide you with the best possible, individualized care. Also, we will assess and treat your entire body because we know that chronic back pain can be affected by other parts of your body such as your hips and ankles. Our chiropractor will evaluate your movement and compensation patterns to determine your strengths and weaknesses. This will help us figure out how best to improve your overall health, reduce pain, and prevent injuries. Chiropractic care is covered by extended health care providers and you do not need a referral. Additionally, we provide discounts to senior citizens and children.