Back pain can dramatically affect your productivity and quality of life. At Georgia & Thurlow Chiropractic, we can help you find all-natural pain relief options in Vancouver, BC, and the surrounding areas.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain issues can be the result of several factors. One of the most common causes of back pain is sore, overused muscles. The back muscles are very large muscles that are used every day. If these muscles are overworked or are not properly stretched regularly, they can shorten. This shortening of the back muscles will cause pain and stiffness.
Another cause of back pain is often found in the vertebra of the back. Each vertebra of the spine is an individual disc with a cartilage pad between them. This pad keeps the discs of the vertebra from rubbing against each other. It also protects the sensitive nerves that lie in between each disc.
These pads can become dislodged or herniated. This can happen due to injuries or due to degenerative disc disease. When this happens, it can cause a great deal of pain in the back.
Can a Chiropractor Help in British Columbia?
Finding all-natural pain relief options can be challenging for those dealing with back pain. Many back pain issues are ongoing chronic conditions. It is imperative that these patients find healthy, drug-free ways to deal with their pain. This is essential to enjoy long-term health and wellness.
Chiropractic care aims to get to the root of the pain issues, rather than simply treat pain with medications.
What Can I Expect at The Chiropractor?
When you first visit the chiropractor, you will undergo diagnostic testing. These tests will help to determine the exact cause of your back pain. After this, a personalized treatment plan will be developed for you. This treatment plan could include some of the following:
- Spinal adjustment
- Spinal decompression
- Massage therapy
- Hot/cold therapy
The doctor will also be able to discuss lifestyle changes that you can implement to protect your spine's health and thus reduce back pain.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, call Georgia & Thurlow Chiropractic at 604-688-0077. We serve Vancouver, British Columbia, and the surrounding areas.