The Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractors have helped millions of people with low back problems, often saving them from pain, disability, drugs and surgery. The chiropractor's purpose is to make your spine and its nerves, discs and muscles healthier, stronger and more stable by correcting vertebral subluxations. Anyone suffering from a back problem should see a chiropractor to make sure there are no subluxations and have them removed or corrected if found. This may make the difference between a life of ease, health and comfort, or a life of pain, disease and disability.

 

Sciatica

Sciatica is a severe pain cause by compression, irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. People with sciatica can suffer from a wide range of symptoms. Sciatica pain often originates in the lower back. The pain may come and go or it may be constant. Some people may feel only a dull ache or numbness, others feel intense shooting pain.

The treatment for sciatica is to find the source of the nerve irritation and relieve the pressure that is causing the pain. By correcting the source of the problem, the body can heal naturally. Treatment varies according to the severity of the condition. Whatever the cause of sciatica, it is important to seek treatment promptly.

 

Low Back Pain

Q: Why am I having low back pain?

A: There are many possible reasons, but spinal strain and postural fatigue account for about 70% of cases not caused by more serious conditions. For example, lifting a heavy object improperly may cause immediate back pain. Other reasons may take a long time to develop into a painful condition (such as poor sleeping, standing, or sitting posture). Whatever the cause, low back pain affects 80% of adults at some time in their lives.

Q: What can a Chiropractor do to help me?

A: Depending on specific examination results and diagnosis, basic management of low back pain often involves a four-stage plan:

Stage 1: Reduction of pain
Stage 2: Recovery of function
Stage 3: Rehabilitation
Stage 4: Reinforcement

 

Benefits of Care at McCallie Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center

  1. Relief of acute pain.
  2. Gentle and effective treatments resulting in correction of vertebral misalignments and less pressure on nerves.
  3. Restoration of the natural balance between muscle groups.
  4. Stabilization of the pelvis and spine.
  5. The natural position and mobility of the spinal joints and pelvis are re-established resulting in a natural more pain free way of life

 

 

 

 

Massage Therapy

Melody Rossing is a licensed massage therapist. She offers several types of massage including Trigger Point massage, Swedish massage, Sports massage, Deep Tissue massage, Prenatal massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Aromatherapy.

 

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care choices. A large percentage of women experience back discomfort during pregnancy.

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Research

Low Back Pain Disability During Pregnancy. Based on his work with pregnant women, Dr. Adair has co-authored this research, concluding that the majority of pregnant women experience low back pain to the extent of considerable disability.

Now available: a special table specifically designed for our pregnant patients

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