January 1, 2017

Tallahassee Chiropractor Takes the Pain Out of Back and Neck Injury

Posted in Articles tagged , at 6:11 pm by dennisfiorini

adjustInjuring your neck or your back is no laughing matter. Back injuries are common, and can happen because of sports injuries, falls, accidents, and muscle sprains. A Tallahassee chiropractic doctor can use the Atlas Orthogonal Technique to help patients find relief from back pain. After doing a thorough examination and taking a patient history, the chiropractor will develop a personalized plan to address back pain, which might include a combination of physical therapy, gentle spinal adjustments, and alternative non-invasive procedures to rebuild the patient’s core strength and achieve a long-lasting improvement.

Neck injuries are extremely common, especially from car accidents. A whiplash injury is caused by a quick forced head movement in one direction and a subsequent rebound movement in an opposite direction. The whipping motion injures supporting tissues in the head and neck. When whiplash happens, neck muscles tighten and contract, and this results in stiffness and pain. A person who has sustained a severe whiplash may have pain in nerve roots, intervertebral joints, ligaments, muscles, and discs.

A Tallahassee chiropractic doctor will do a physical exam to observe your physical condition, posture, and range of motion. He will also note the alignment and curvature of your spine and note any muscle spasms, as well as a neurological exam to test your muscle strength, reflexes, and any other nerve changes. X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs may also be done. Once he’s sure that your condition falls within the scope of chiropractic care (which doesn’t include either surgery or drug use) he will proceed with a personalized care plan for the patient.

A Tallahassee chiropractor will then do a neck adjustment (also called cervical manipulation) by hand to the neck joints. This adjustment can restore range-of-motion and improve the spine’s mobility. It may also augment movement in the adjoining muscles. This process typically allows patients to tilt and turn their head much better, and reduces soreness, pain, and stiffness.

Contact a Tallahassee chiropractic doctor at your earliest convenience if you are suffering from pain related to a neck or back injury.

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