Dr. Joseph Fortunato of Glendale Chiropractic in Indianapolis, IN, recommends regular chiropractic adjustments for back pain. Chiropractic adjustments are a manual manipulation of the spine that can relieve lower back pain!
Chiropractic care is a holistic approach that takes into account your body's ability to heal itself. A misalignment in the spine, also called a subluxation, can cause pain and irritate nerves. An adjustment involves your chiropractor using their hands to manipulate the spine and remove a subluxation. Some techniques use a variety of instruments to help your chiropractor complete the manipulation.
If you've never been to a chiropractor before, you may find the approach different from other doctors. Your chiropractor won't recommend medication, and your appointment will begin with a thorough consultation and examination. This is to establish treatment goals to maximize your treatment to better enable you to get back to the things you enjoy doing the most. Your chiropractor must understand your lifestyle and daily habits in order to treat you most effectively and to make the right recommendations for you.
Chiropractic adjustments are an all-natural way to relieve pain. Your chiropractor uses short, thrusting manipulations that realign the vertebrae. Correcting a subluxation takes the pressure off of the nerves and relieves pain. Adjustments also improve your circulation, digestion, and can boost your immunity. Realigning your spine improves your body's functions overall.
Other than spinal manipulation, your chiropractor may use targeted tools to help manipulate the vertebrae. Spinal decompression is a method that uses a table with moving parts, and the motions gently separate your vertebrae. Your chiropractor may recommend additional physical therapy or massage therapy to treat targeted issues.
After an adjustment, you may experience some soreness for a day or so. Your chiropractor won’t prescribe medication but may recommend some specific exercises you may do at home to assist the adjustment and get you better quicker.
If you have lower back pain Glendale Chiropractic and Dr. Joseph Fortunato can help. Give us a call in Indianapolis, IN, at (317) 257-2225.