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Many people suffer from chronic pain in their lower back, arms, legs, or neck. You may find it difficult to make it through your day without the use of pain medication. You may even be considering back surgery. Before heading down that road, find a chiropractic clinic and ask about ongoing chiropractic treatment, also referred to as “spinal manipulation.” You may be surprised that consistent treatment can help you achieve your goal of wellness through chiropractic care!

Some people consider chiropractic treatment as a short-term treatment for pain, but it can also keep chronic pain under control in the long term. Patients have reported that consistent chiropractic treatment has resulted in pain-free living. In comparison, think about your home. It required constant maintenance to prevent the walls, floors, and roof from deteriorating. So it is with people who suffer from chronic pain. Consistent chiropractic treatment over an extended period of time will help you achieve chiropractic wellness.

Many parents realize that when children participate in sports activities, they gain much more than learning a game, they develop discipline, respect, time management, leadership skills, problem-solving techniques, and, unfortunately, a possible misaligned spine. In some cases, spinal issues that have your child in constant pain may outweigh the positive aspects of youth athletics. Student-athletes can definitely benefit from sports chiropractic care!

Whatever sport your child may be involved in, whether high-impact (such as a wrestler, gymnast, or runner) or low-impact (such as bowling or ping pong), your child will inevitably experience some aches and pains to various levels.

Here is how your student-athlete can benefit from sports chiropractic:

Whether young or old, back pain is common to most people and is one of the most common complaints to family doctors. It is a fact that back problems typically respond to nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medications, heat, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Back surgery can help relieve some causes of back pain, but it is rarely necessary. Most back pain resolves on its own within three months and if conservative treatments have not worked and your pain is persistent and disabling, surgery might be an option.

Ask your medical physician, as well as your chiropractor, about what is the recovery from back surgery? Be sure that all the members of your health care team are working together to complement the care you are receiving before making a decision about back surgery.

There are four common types of back surgery:

Spinal decompression surgery is used to treat compressed nerves in the lower spine and is generally only recommended when non-surgical spine decompression therapy hasn’t helped the patient. The surgery aims to improve symptoms such as persistent pain and numbness in the legs caused by pressure on the nerves in the spine for conditions such as spinal stenosis, slipped disc and sciatica, spinal injuries, and metastatic spinal cord compression.

Spinal decompression surgery is usually performed under general anesthetic which means you will not be awake during the surgery. Patients may be able to walk and leave the hospital after one to four days, but more strenuous activities will need to be avoided for about six weeks.

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