Chiropractic Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractic is often used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Many people utilize chiropractic care as maintenance towards a properly functioning spine and nervous system. At Pain West, we often use Chiropractic in conjunction with conventional medical treatment. If you have any questions about Chiropractic care, please call our office in Papillion, Nebraska at 402-505-7989, or schedule an appointment online for an assessment.
What should I Expect?
A Chiropractor first takes a medical history, performs a physical examination, and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your back pain. The chiropractic treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments in which the doctor manipulates the joints, using a controlled, sudden force to improve range and quality of motion. Many chiropractors also incorporate nutritional counseling and exercise/rehabilitation into the treatment plan. The goals of chiropractic care include the restoration of function and prevention of injury in addition to back pain relief.
Is chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic treatments are among some of the safest treatments used in the health care field. Millions of adjustments are provided each day in the US while recording an extremely low number of adverse effects. Much safer than many of the other treatment alternatives.
Can chiropractic help me?
Some people think chiropractors only treat back pain, but actually, they are specialists in the entire musculoskeletal system. They do focus primarily on the spine and surrounding tissues, but the spine is intimately related to the proper functioning of the whole body.
What techniques are used?
The team at Pain West evaluates each patient individually and incorporates treatments focused on reaching their specific needs. We implement many different types of chiropractic and associated therapies – from manual (hands on) techniques to activator (instrument) adjusting to techniques focusing on soft-tissue.
What conditions respond well?
Chiropractors specialize in treating back pain and have a wide variety of techniques to treat pain anywhere from the feet and ankles up to the neck.
While the exact origin of migraines remains a mystery, spinal manipulation has been shown to improve symptoms as much as a common prescription drug known as amitriptyline.
Chiropractors frequently treat athletes. From sprains and strains to longer standing chronic issues.
Spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy and therapeutic exercises have been shown to be effective in reducing pain during pregnancy, particularly lower back and groin pain.
Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be effective in treating whiplash through the use of spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and specific exercises for the affected areas.