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Many of our patients come to us complaining of back pain. Fortunately, chiropractic care is one of the best ways to address back pain. Chiropractic adjustments and other complementary treatments can do a great deal to lessen and even eliminate back pain. Non-invasive, gentle and effective, chiropractic care from your Cornelius chiropractor at Pierce Family Chiropractic is only a phone call away.
The spinal cord and the surrounding tissues are amazingly complex, which means there can be a wide variety of causes for back pain. Some of the most common causes we see include:
Car accidents, sports injuries, workplace injuries – there are a variety of ways you can injure your back and find yourself in pain. Our chiropractic clinic works with all types of injuries, so there is a good chance we can help you get relief.
The vertebrae in your spine are designed to stack together in a very specific way. When that alignment is disrupted, through injury, accidents, poor posture, disease or other causes, it can put pressure on nerves and lead to discomfort.
The discs in your back are made up of a stiff outer layer with a soft inner layer. Each disc is supposed to occupy a space between one vertebrae and the next, but sometimes problems can develop with discs. They can bulge outward, or even herniate – where the soft inner material pushes out from inside the outer layer – putting pressure on nerves and causing pain and discomfort.
The muscles and ligaments that support your spinal column can be injured as well, leading to pain.
There are a number of degenerative diseases which can damage the tissues of the back and cause pain. Probably the most well known degenerative disease is osteoarthritis.
There are a variety of treatment options available from your chiropractor that can help treat your back pain. Some of these include:
Manual adjustments involve gentle, firm pressure from your chiropractor to realign your vertebrae and relieve pressure on the nerves in your spine. Your chiropractor will give you a careful examination to determine the type of adjustment you need, and then explain the adjustment process to you before completing the treatment.
Massage therapy can be a great addition to chiropractic adjustments, loosening muscles, relieving tension and helping your adjustment to remain in place. Massage can also help relieve pain and improve range of motion.
We utilize a non-invasive form of spinal decompression, which helps to draw your spine gently apart and relieve the pressure on your discs and nerves. Spinal decompression can be beneficial for patients who are suffering from disc issues. Spinal decompression also creates room for your body’s natural healing processes to occur more easily.
Sometimes the best way to avoid further back pain is to strengthen the muscles and increase mobility in the affected area. We can guide you through specific exercises that will make you stronger so your body can better support your spine. Regular physical therapy can do a lot to relieve pain and to prevent future injuries.
We understand how difficult it can be to suffer from back pain, especially when it goes on for an extended period of time. If you are in pain, we encourage you to get in touch with our office by calling 704.987.5050 and schedule an appointment. As your Lake Norman chiropractic team, we are ready and waiting to help you heal!
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I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr Guinn.
- Bryan R.
I have been a patient of Dr. Amy Guinn for almost 10 years. I was very skeptical of chiropractors when I finally decided to visit her. She was a patient with me and explained everything in terms I could understand. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing chiropractic care.
- Michelle H.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff with welcoming atmosphere. The facilities are beautiful, and the hydrotherapy table is fantastic!
- Courtney S.
I have two herniated discs in my lower back. Because of my spinal decompression with Dr. Amy Guinn, I am much better and I don't think I will need back surgery.
- Mary W.
I injured my neck snow skiing and came to see Dr. Amy. I cannot believe how she has helped my spin and neck feel. I can move so much more easily and know it is healing. Dr. Amy is the BEST!
- Julie W.