What Can A Chiropractor Do For You If You Have SEVERE Back Pain

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If you’re not yet in severe pain, great! You need to get help before you get to the point where you can’t even get out of the bed in the morning.

However, most people don’t take their pain seriously until it gets REALLY serious.

If you are currently in the SEVERE state, where you can’t even turn or bend without suffering from too much pain, then you need to continue reading below:

Chiropractic can help relieve back pain. No question about that. But for some people who can’t even get in and out of the bed because they are in so much pain, they may wonder: how can a Chiropractor “adjust” a VERY PAINFUL back.

Great question! As a nurse in a Chiropractic office, I ALWAYS see people in terrible pain. Some of them could not even open the door, some could not sit or stand or turn to their sides without exclaiming! For a chiropractor to manually adjust the spine, the patient needs to be in a chiropractic table and has to turn to  2 or 3 different positions. You can only imagine the pain if it’s the only way to adjust the spine.

Thanks to technology today, though, we have ways to adjust the spine without causing discomfort. Chiropractic instruments like the adjustor, percussor, and cold lasers are definitely helpful in cases of severe back pains.

  • The Adjustor– helps get the spine re-aligned using simple percussing movements up and down the spine. For more information on the Adjustor, click here.
  • The Percussor– vibrates to loosen the tight muscles in the back. Muscle spasms make it hard to re-align the bone so the Percussor is one of the most important tools every chiropractor should have. For more information on the Percussor, click here.
  • Cold Lasers– helps the body heal a lot quicker. FDA approved Cold Lasers are also proven effective on decreasing inflammation and pain. For more information on cold lasers, click here.

You may be wondering… So, what can a patient with severe back pain expect on their first visit?

All these instruments and other tools our Chiropractor has in the office are so cool that our clients need not dread getting in and out of the table and shifting to different positions while they are still hurting big time. What we do is decrease the pain first using chiropractic instruments… Afterwards, when the client is ready for manual adjustments, the they are adjusted manually. (Just so we’re in the same page, manual adjustments are when you usually hear the “popping” or “cracking” of the back, followed by some  instantaneous relief from pain.)

Related posts: The Truth About the Popping Sounds in Your Back


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Minor Car Accidents Cause Major Health Problems

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A Minor Car Accident?

Even a minor car accident can have major ill effects on your health. For some, it may be weeks, or months, or even years before the problems show up. And by then, it may be too late to prevent your greatest loss– your health.

Impact and Your Spine

A person’s head weighs about 7 to 11 lbs and it sits on the most flexible (and fragile) part of the spine, the neck. Although the neck looks short, it actually contains 32 joints that stretch to move our head in different directions.  If overstretched (Figure 1) after the head is thrown at certain directions during impact, the neck joints can easily get injured.

Figure 1.

If these joints are stretched or strained beyond their normal limits, they can lose their ability to return to their original length. It’s like a rubber band that has been stretched too far.

 

When a cars collide or hit each other, thousands of pounds of force are exerted upon the neck and spine of the passengers.

The head, which is very heavy as compared to the neck, is thrust toward the hitting vehicle. Then the muscles stretch and react with a violent spasm in the opposite direction. The painful results are injuries to the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and sometimes bones.

A survivor of the wreck is not necessarily alright if he or she doesn’t have any broken bones. Painless chiropractic care is necessary to realign bones of the spine and restore the integrity of the ligaments, joints, and muscles.

How About If You Break a Bone?

When a bone is broken, it heals with a bone and becomes stronger than before. But when soft tissue heals, scar tissues are formed (which are a lot weaker and less resistant than soft tissue). You can compare it to a bruised apple, it never returns to its original state.

The Consequences of Minor Car Accidents?

Minor injuries to the joints, muscles, and ligaments in the neck which are not corrected can cause problems like whiplash, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain (as your neck greatly affects your low back!), headaches, neurological problems, and a lot more.

How to get your spine checked after an accident:

As mentioned earlier, even minor car accidents should never be ignored because they can cause long term spinal problems (especially in the neck). So before you suffer from terrible consequences, right after your injury, get your spine checked. Chiropractors will usually provide rapid relief from the symptoms of accident distress and eliminate the cause of the problem by employing comfortable corrective measures.

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How Do You Unwind Your Tired Muscles?

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Are you stressed but busy and have no time to get a massage? So how do you unwind your tight muscles after a long day at work? Here’s how:

a. Lie down or sit in a comfortable chair. Get your whole body relaxed… Inhale in and out slowly 3 times.

b. Slowly clench your right hand and forearm or tighten the muscles. Hold it tight for 5 seconds.

c. After 5 seconds, slowly relax your arm and let it go limp.

d. Do this on the same on the other hand.

e. Notice the contrast between the sensations of tension and relaxation in those muscles.

f. Next: Bend your right elbow, tense your biceps and hold the tension for 5 seconds. Then release it.

g. Feel the sensation of your muscles relaxing…

h. Repeat the exercise on the other arm.

i. Continue this sequence of tensing and releasing different muscle groups throughout your body. We suggest the following sequence: hands and forearm, biceps (upper arm), shoulders, back muscles, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, legs, feet, and toes.

j. Take time to enjoy the sensations of the contrast between tenses and relaxed muscles.

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The NEW CHIROPRACTIC BLOG is up!!!

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The FACT about the ONE-MINUTE BACK PAIN FIX: It Can Be Done!

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Hello guys!

Our website, www.chiropracticinthephilippines.com has undergone serious changes.

Something related to the upcoming New Year.

And part of our SERIOUS effort to inform people that they should not treat their

back problems lightly…

Did you know that simple back pain can end up bad if you hold on to it for a long time?

At first… you will feel just the pain… some muscle cramps…

maybe something you would describe as discomfort.

Then as time goes on.. it gets a little bit worse.

Especially on a cold, rainy morning.. or in women, during their menstrual period.

Then… headaches start to appear… shoulder pain… leg cramps…

All because of a simple back pain that was not corrected.

And here’s the kicker: IT CAN STILL GET WORSE!

If terrible migraines are not bad enough, believe me it can get worse (back pain can be deadly!)

Because of the fact that when your back hurts,

it’s not actually your bones or muscles that are complaining.

It’s your NERVOUS SYSTEM.

The nervous system signals you that in that certain area of your back, it is irritated, pinched, compressed.

It’s trying to grab your attention. Just like when you burn your finger and it hurts,

same signal is honked out from your back as pain when your nerve is in danger.

But the good news is:

A One-Minute Back Pain Fix CAN BE DONE!

 

In special cases when the red “NEXT” above is not working, kindly click here.

 

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Why X-Rays are NECESSARY on Your Chiropractic Visit

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X-rays are not just optional when you visit your chiropractor. They are NECESSARY.

Chiropractors are the back pain authority. They know probably almost everything about the spine (the bones, the spinal cord, the nerves, neurons neural pathways, etc., etc). But this knowledge doesn’t give them the ability to determine exactly what is happening with your spine by just looking at you!

Accuracy is very important. Pinpointing the exact problem helps A LOT in “fixing” it.  Imagine your Medical Doctor prescribing medications for a serious condition, for example an infectious blood disease, without actually having any diagnostic exam done. This is guessing.

Good Chiropractors don’t just guess on their patients’ condition. Diagnostic exams / tests are necessary to ensure that the problem(s)  is/are located and the focus of care is solving it/them.

The focus of care is usually determined by health goals. These goals can range from:

1. Symptom elimination- getting rid of the back pain, for example, is just symptom elimination; this is like taking pain relievers for your back pain. You know that after the effects of pain reliever wears out, the pain is coming back because the cause of the pain is still there.

2. Problem correction- actually correcting the real problem such as prolapsed discs is a little better than symptom elimination

The Analogy of A Toothache

Imagine a person who has a cavity. He noticed that hole in his tooth for quite some time and yet he ignores it for a while. Then, one day, he wakes up in terrible pain! At first, he chooses to just take pain relievers thinking that maybe the problem will just go away.

The pain was gone for awhile but after 6 hours, it’s back. He couldn’t eat anymore and it bothers him. So, finally, he goes to the dentist to have that hole fixed.

If that cavity got fixed in the beginning, this person didn’t have to endure all those. Same with your spinal problems. The longer you delay your care, the worse your problem gets. This causes you more suffering, and in the long run, more costly treatments.

3. Wellness- is the ultimate goal. Health is not merely the absence of disease or pain. When a person aims wellness, he does not only prevent disease, he takes his health to the next level: feeling vibrant (feeling like a million bucks!), living life to the fullest, and aiming towards a happy long life.

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Why Adjusting Yourself is Dangerous

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I’d rather do it myself…”  is what some people think when they hear first the cost of proper chiropractic care (especially if insurance doesn’t pay for it) for their back pain.

Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning with your back hurting so bad you couldn’t even take two steps to the bathroom? If you didn’t have any accident in the last 3 months, most likely you have been feeling a little bit of popping in your back eons ago, which soon turned to some pain, and later has gone to “the worst pain you’ve ever felt in your life!”

Have you ever thought you didn’t need to see a chiropractor because you could do an adjustment on yourself? Or maybe you went to a chiropractor sometime in the past and you thought you can just kind of copy what he did…

Every Chiropractor has, at one time or another encountered someone who would actually brag how easy it is to “crack” themselves. Some even demonstrate various positions that cause “popping” sounds to mimic the sound that a chiropractic adjustment often produces.

Little do these people know that a simple “popping” sound is never the same as “correcting a subluxation”. This self-adjustment could often even lead to more subluxations, more “popping” in other parts of the spine, and more pain in the long run.

So what does the popping sound really mean? Is it bad?

The truth about the “popping” sound. NEXT.

 

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