16 Jun Chiropractic for back pain – it can certainly help
Chiropractic for back pain can certainly help.
Chiropractic, when used correctly, can be beneficial for those suffering from low back pain. But just going to the chiro for your back pain and doing nothing else isn’t likely to help much. You need more than just an adjustment. I go to my chiropractor to adjust my hips, t-spine, and neck. He works on me with Graston, ART, and uses his massage gun. I think a well-rounded chiropractor will use all of these tools.
Warnings about your Chiro
If your chiro is cracking you randomly, not using soft tissue therapy of some sort, not giving you homework, identifying the cause of your injury, and showing you how to remove it, I suggest you move on to a better one. One that will give you specific treatment with soft tissue therapy, adjustments, and Graston, along with a detailed plan of what to do on your own.
Chiropractic is only part of the solution.
Remember, there are 168hr in a week, and if you spend an hour with a chiropractor, consider yourself extremely lucky. What you do daily matters more than going to the chiro for some potential temporary relief. Again, it can be useful as part of a big plan to combat low back pain. But, it’s typically not the magic some assume it is. Chiropractic can be useful on your tool belt, not the entire solution.
Also, if you have nerve pain down your leg, it might serve some well to avoid getting adjusted until it settles. But, again, each injury and its respective mechanisms are unique. They must be treated as such!
Your Chiropractor should be open to continuing their education
If you hand your chiropractor the book Back Mechanic and they have to ask what it is, and if they aren’t interested in reading it, I suggest you find another! However, if you are stuck and need some help, reach out for a Virtual Consult or in-person consult with Brian.