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