Updated: Jan 10
When it comes to a Chiropractor for lower back pain, many people perceive it as a new concept. Where in fact, the practice is as old as 100 years ago. Daniel David Palmer is known to provide the first chiropractic care back in 1895 using manual adjustment techniques. Today, the practice has evolved and includes not just chiropractic adjustments but also many new techniques and therapies that are helping countless people.
Before answering the question on how long does it take for lower back to to go away or why chiropractic may be beneficial for you, let’s dig deeper into what Chiropractic Care is and what it is not.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Chiropractic Care is a form of healthcare that focuses on the treatments & therapies (muscles, joints, connective tissue, and spine) to reduce pain, restore proper range of motion, and promote more vibrant health. The word Chiropractic simply means to be done by hand which is why many Chiropractic Appointments will not be just an an Adjustment but also will be accompanied by soft-tissue therapies.
Chiropractic Care uses a non-surgical and drug-free approach to reduce pain and greatly enhance the functionality of patients. Chiropractic Care also educates patients on how they can manage their own health through therapeutic exercises, better ergonomics along with other therapies to treat body pain, such as assisted stretching, deep-tissue massage, and other forms of muscular & body therapies to provide a holistic and more complete form of treatment. Chiropractic Care is often viewed as one of the best natural alternatives to surgery or medications. When looking for a place that can make a difference for you and you needs make sure you choose the right place for it like the Athletic Room
GOALS AND BELIEFS OF CHIROPRACTIC:
Everything starts with a healthy spine, and you can think of the spine as your body's foundation that movement originates from (whether good or bad). When using chiropractic care to treat lower back pain one of the first steps is to establish the normal mobility of the spine. Having good spinal mobility eliminates irritation of the spinal nerve as well as re-establishing, nerve to nerve messaging, and maintaining posture, balance, and reflexes.
Good Chiropractic Care seeks to maintain the relationship between the nervous system and spine, understanding that:
Any kind of structural rearrangement of the spine can affect the whole nervous system.
Chiropractic can reinstate structural uprightness of the spine, lessen the pressure on the sensitive neurological tissues, and largely improve the health of an individual.
CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED THROUGH CHIROPRACTIC CARE:
The most common conditions that can be treated through chiropractic care are:
Sciatica (leg pain)
Lower back pain
Chronic knee pain
Accident related injuries (such as Auto Accidents)
& Arthritic pain
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE:
One of the most popular searches in Houston involves “Chiropractic care near me in Houston”. Wanna know why? Have a look at the following benefits of chiropractic care:
Helps in boosting proper digestion.
Helps to tone the muscles of the back.
Helps to promote better circulation.
Helps to relieve neck pain.
Helps you get off opioid pain relievers.
Relieves symptoms of chronic headache.
One of the most cost-effective treatments of lower back pain.
Helps in improving posture.
Helps in reducing osteoarthritis symptoms.
One of the most renowned treatments of Cobb angle for people with scoliosis.
Improves spinal positioning that improves the quality of movement while offsetting harmful compensation patterns.
Due to these immense and long-lasting benefits of chiropractic care, no wonder it has become a part of standard medical care as well and is suggested by doctors often.
WHO ARE CHIROPRACTORS?
Dr. David Escalante is a Doctor of Chiropractor at the Athletic Room, which is a healthcare professional similar to a Primary Care Doctor but who specialize in prevention, diagnosis, of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) treat spinal discs, bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments using techniques that rely upon the human body's natural healing process. Dr. David's treatment plans are conservative and do not rely on the use of medications and developed to avoid unnecessary surgeries.
One technique that you often hear about when Chiropractic Care is talked about is a Chiropractic Adjustment; this is a spinal manipulation to aid in managing back and neck pain; but, there is so much more to Chiropractic Care.
A Doctor of Chiropractic focuses on the body’s natural ability to heal which is why included in comprehensive treatment plans is also lifestyle modifications that could include nutrition, exercise, and stress management education.
WHAT DOES A CHIROPRACTOR AT THE ATHLETIC ROOM DO?
Our Chiropractor Dr. David Escalante D.C. is a Board Certified Doctor that will complete an examination, diagnose the condition, review medical imaging (X-RAY & MRI), and develop a comprehensive treatment plan while tracking overall progress.
Along with the more conventional therapies Dr. David Escalante at the Athletic Room may also include additional treatments for a more complete treatment & recovery plan:
Hot and cold treatment
and Nutrition Education
REASONS TO VISIT CHIROPRACTORS:
Many adults and older patients procrastinate to treat their lower back or any other type of body pain. They avoid treatment either because they simply feel as though they don't have enough time or they don't want to go to their Primary Medical Doctor because they know that they don't want a prescription, injection, or surgery.
If you are like many who want to harness their body's natural healing ability to reduce pain and feel better, than Chiropractic Care could be for you. Not only do people visit their Chiropractic Doctor to eliminate and manage diseases, but people also visit chiropractors to be proactive and maintain their body in what we call routine "body maintenance" program.
Normally, it takes 6 to 10 visits to a chiropractor to undergo pain relief but at the Athletic Room we have numerous tools that can be utilized to make your recovery time even faster.
This is backed up by Our Brand Promise, and "if you don't experience noticeable and measurable results after your first visit then we will Split the cost of your next visit with You!"
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR INITIAL VISIT TO A CHIROPRACTOR:
Typically, a chiropractor’s initial examination will have 3 parts. Apart from these 3 parts, laboratory analysis and X-ray may also be performed.
Consultation: First of all, a chiropractor will get a brief history of the patient’s lower back pain, that includes:
Timespan and frequency of symptoms
Genus of symptoms (e.g burning, throbbing)
Location of pain
What makes your pain feel better?
What position makes your pain worse?
Case history: A professional chiropractor recognizes the exact location and nature of back pain by asking various questions. These questions will help in learning about individual areas of patient history, that includes:
Past history of other treatments
Other areas of investigation
Physical Examination: A typical Chiropractor may examine the spinal segments and judge the areas that require chiropractic treatment. A chiropractor will check the static and motion palpation techniques and determine the spinal segments that are over mobile or fixated. After examining the above results, a chiropractor can also use additional tests, that includes:
Professional chiropractors are trained in more than 150 mild manipulative techniques. To treat and access your different body areas, a chiropractor will locate you in different positions. You will be laid down, facing downwards, on a specially padded table. When chiropractors re-adjusts spine joints by applying force, one may hear cracking or popping sounds. Chiropractors may also use the equipment for mild manipulation, called Activator. After visiting your chiropractor, one may feel mild headaches, fatigue, or soreness in the areas that are treated by chiropractors.
A good chiropractor can also aid you with information like good posture when sleeping, standing, or sitting. If the pain persists or feels any weakness or numbness, then you should consult your physician.
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THE ATHLETIC ROOM?
The Athletic Room is recognized as one of the go to chiropractic practices in Houston led by Dr. David Escalante. The treatment is one-on one care, focused on properly diagnosing and treating chronic back pain along with other spinal issues and movement related conditions. While treating lower back pain, Dr. Escalante incorporates a specialized chair called the “Back on Trac” to deliver Spinal Decompression Therapy. It is a unique, patient-friendly approach that includes gentle stretching of joints and muscles that can be felt in back, neck, hips, and knees.