Low back pain is one of the most common ailments affecting people around the world. If you live in Woodstock GA or Buckhead GA you might want to consider a chiropractor is you suffer from this dreadful condition. Low back pain has many different causes including but not limited to, muscle strain, bulging/herniated discs, kidney disorders, poor posture, tight muscles etc. Treatments vary but going to a qualified chiropractor may offer some incredible relief. In our two offices, Woodstock GA and Buckhead GA ,our highly trained chiropractors help patients who suffer from low back pain. We use a variety of different treatment modalities including: chiropractic adjustments, electrical muscle stimulation, disc decompressive technique, traction, exercises and specific stretches. In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1
1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Woodstock GA or Buckhead GA please give our office a call at 770-926-4646. We will get you on our schedule and hopefully get you back to feeling better as soon as possible. It is estimated that approximately 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. As a result of this, many people experience back pain and are not sure how to treat it. Most people will rest and may take some over the counter medicine at first. If you have tried this and the pain does not go away, don’t wait for it to get worse. Get checked out by one of our trained chiropractors in Woodstock GA or Buckhead GA and start the process of healing. Many published guidelines recommend starting chiropractic treatment early in the care of low back pain.
What to expect when going to a chiropractor-Initially it will be not much different than going to any other doctor. A lot of information will be asked, a history of your primary complaint and then an evaluation will take place. The evaluation will check to see the mechanical functioning of the spine and see if there are any restrictions and areas of particular pain. If necessary X-rays will be taken.
After that depending on what the evaluation reveals it is time to get treated. The chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is usually done by hand or with a hand held instrument. It is never designed to be painful, but we explain to our patients if you have never had it done it is “different.” After getting adjusted,it is common to do some light stretching and possibly apply some ice to the affected area. The entire process should be very comforting and most of time offer some sought after relief.
Depending on the severity of the particular low back pain, recommendations will be given on when to return, and specific at home instructions will be given.
Low back pain can be debilitating and should never be taken lightly. If you experience it and it does not go away it is always prudent to get evaluated by a quality professional. In our office we employ both medical doctors, chiropractors and nurse practitioners so we offer an integrated approach to dealing with low back pain. If you or a loved one is suffering with low back pain please contact one of our offices in Woodstock GA or Buckhead GA and let us help you alleviate the dreadful low back pain experience.