For chronic back pain, the easy fix is often to take medication for immediate relief of uncomfortable symptoms. However, such remedies are only short-term solutions and only serve to mask the real problems causing chronic back pain. At Hoboken Integrated Healthcare, we offer chiropractic care to help diagnose and treat chronic back pain for lasting and effective relief of your suffering by looking at the neuromuscular connection involved with your condition.
What exactly does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders or conditions by attending to the unique relationship between the spine and central nervous system. Their primary method of doing so is to locate misalignments in the spine and realign the spine through manual adjustment techniques. The goal of chiropractic care is to relieve pain and improve functional mobility through the spinal cord. Additionally, chiropractors often provide educational resources to the patient on how to improve and maintain their health through exercise, ergonomics, and other kinds of therapy to help with their pain. Chiropractors are able to provide non-surgical treatment of the following disorders and conditions:
- Car accident or sport injuries
- Chronic headaches
- Neck pain
- Repetitive strain injuries, such as tendonitis
- And more!
A typical chiropractic session includes an initial consultation, a physical examination, and a treatment plan. During the initial consultation, the patient and chiropractor will discuss the patient’s pain and symptoms, such as the duration and frequency of symptoms, the kind of pain experienced, where the pain is experienced, and what makes the pain better and worse. The consultation will also include an audit of the patient’s personal and family medical history. With the physical examination, the chiropractor will use a variety of methods to determine the specific spinal segments that will require care, including but not limited to palpation, X-ray, and more. Then, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan with the patient’s input and consent.
Are Chiropractors safe?
Despite unfounded controversy regarding the safety of chiropractic care, it is actually one of the safest forms of physical therapy available to treat chronic pain conditions, as it relies neither on medication nor surgery, but on hands-on care! The considerable safety record of chiropractic care has been researched, supported, and documented in countless medical journals.
Why is chiropractic care so important?
Chiropractic care does not solely focus on the symptoms of pain but rather attempts to get at the root of back pain by attending to the intimate relationship between the spine and the central nervous system. In this way, chiropractic care provides a much more holistic approach to chronic pain than treatments that rely on addictive medication, which only serves to treat the symptoms and mask the pain. Consequently, chiropractic procedures provide much longer-lasting relief from chronic pain than prescription medication for the treatment of chronic pain. Chiropractic care aims to help your body function adequately so that the underlying issues causing chronic pain can be dealt with in substantial ways.
If you would like to learn more about our chiropractic services or would like to schedule an appointment with us at Hoboken Integrated Healthcare, we would love to hear from you! Our friendly administrative staff would be happy to help you out with either query. You can call us at (201) 425-6026, or you can schedule an appointment with us through our website. Hoboken Integrated Healthcare is located at 90 Hudson Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, and is open during the hours of 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
We hope to meet you and help you find pain relief soon!