Back Pain Treatments

Chiropractic Relief for Back Pain

Back pain is an incredibly common issue, suffered by people from all walks of life. Even young children experience pain in their backs. Where does it come from? And how can chiropractic care help? Dr. Bushman and the team at Bushman Chiropractic Clinic in Knoxville, TN, answer these questions and more below.

Why Does My Back Hurt?

Pain in the back can be anything from dull and throbbing to intense and shooting. The reasons behind it can be just as varied. Many children and teenagers experience this pain from heavy backpacks, sports or playground injuries, or sitting at desks for long periods.

Adults might also experience pain from hauling heavy items or sitting at a desk for work. Other factors can include sleep position, being overweight or pregnant, being overactive, not being active enough, and much more. In each of these cases, the pain typically ties back to one or more of the following:

  • Strains or sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Tension
  • Nerve compression
  • Misalignment

Experiencing lasting pain relief means getting to the root of the issue and eliminating it, which is the goal of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Techniques for Back Pain

As pain in the back can have so many causes, treatment plans must be developed around the unique needs of the patient to achieve relief. In most cases, treatment plans include one or more of the following techniques.

  • Chiropractic adjustments: Adjustments involve the use of the chiropractor’s hands or a handheld instrument to apply a controlled thrust to a misaligned area. Restoring alignment naturally relieves pressure from the muscles, discs, nerves, and other soft tissues.
  • Spinal decompression: Spinal decompression is a technique that provides a gentle, safe, and comprehensive stretch to the spine. It creates space for all spinal components, relieves undue pressure and strain, and pulls herniated discs back into their proper place.
  • Electrical stimulation: Small, electrical currents are utilized to help relieve muscle spasms and improve blood flow to the soft tissues.
  • Ultrasound therapy: Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to penetrate the tissues, break up tension and scar tissue, and improve blood flow.
  • Therapeutic exercises: Targeted exercises help stretch and strengthen the core, encouraging and enhancing spinal health.

Get to the root of your back pain by visiting Dr. Bushman and the team at Bushman Chiropractic Clinic in Knoxville, TN. Call (865) 588-5321 to schedule your appointment today.

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