If you are dealing with back pain that never goes away, you should consider chiropractic care. A chiropractor will look for the cause of your pain so that you can receive the appropriate treatment. This could include one or more of the following conditions:
- Degeneration in the spinal joints.
- Thinning and degenerative discs bulging and putting pressure on spinal nerves.
- Spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spaces within your spine putting pressure on the spinal nerves).
Of course, before prescribing any type of treatment, the chiropractor will conduct an initial evaluation, discussing your medical history as well as your current symptoms. Ex-rays, possibly an MRI, and other tests will be done in order to find potential problem areas. Following these tests and examination, the chiropractor will diagnose your condition and discuss a plan of treatment with you.
So will a chiropractor help with back pain caused by degenerative disc disease? The answer is YES! The goal of chiropractic is to improve spinal motion, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. With spinal manipulation (also called spinal adjustment).
The most common form of treatment is spinal manipulation to remove nerve interference in the spine and to restore movement to the spine and joints. There are three main techniques that a chiropractor could use, determined by the condition of your vertebrae; specific spinal manipulation, flexion-distraction technique, and instrument manipulation.
A combination of techniques (trigger point therapy, joint stretching and resistance techniques, massage therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound) in addition to spinal manipulation may be used in order to achieve the desired relief from pain. There is not a cure for degenerative disc disease, but with continuing treatment, the progression of the degeneration can slow down and regeneration can begin.
In cases of advanced disc degeneration, your chiropractor will discuss the type of treatment that may, or may not be right for you.
Wondering will a chiropractor help with back pain from degenerative disc disease? Call McKim Chiropractic at one of our three convenient locations for more information about a chiropractor for back pain and to schedule a consultation. Our licensed and certified staff is committed to helping the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID live life to the fullest potential!