Sore Back – Why Seeing a Chiropractor Can Help

Chiropractic is a popular alternative medicine, that has been around since the late 19th century, which deals with the non-surgical treatment of the skeleton, muscles, and nervous system diseases. Chiropractors are Doctors of Chiropractic medicine who focus on manipulating the spine and the structures around it, using their hands or special tools.

This practice is very popular especially when it comes to low back pain. According to alternative chiropractic Denver professionals, when the spine is perfectly aligned, the body can heal on its own, without the need for medical or surgical treatment. Therefore, chiropractic specialists deal with the “relocation” of vertebrae, joints and tissues that, for various reasons, are no longer in place.

alternative chiropractic DenverChiropractic is used to relieve muscle, joint, bone or connective tissue pain, tendons or ligaments. Often, it is used in parallel with conventional treatments. The treatment involves the use of several movements to reset the alignment of joints – the chiropractor uses repeated adjustments to correct the postural alignment of the skeleton.

There are a number of studies confirming the beneficial effects of chiropractic in treating low back pain. Examples of back conditions for which chiropractic can be used effectively include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Pain caused by the sciatic nerve (lumbosciatica)
  • Lumbago (painful contracture of the muscles in the lumbar area)