Did you know that an estimated 31 million Americans suffer from low back pain? As one of the most common causes of disability, back/spinal pain can be extremely debilitating. In many cases, a visit to the chiropractor can make all the difference. Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping you restore your spinal health. Visit our Massapequa Chiropractors for the best care! Upon your first visit to a chiropractor, their initial focus will be on identifying what may be triggering your pain. There are a variety of issues that may be the cause.
Some potential triggers for spinal pain include:
- Lifting an object that is too heavy or lifting improperly
- Handling animals
- Sitting for long periods of time
- Sleeping on an unsupportive mattress
- Repetitive muscle strain (for example swimming, running, etc.)
- Holding a fidgeting toddler
- Straining the neck with poor posture
- Slips or falls
- Driving for an extended period of time without rest
- Awkwardly twisting or bending
How can a chiropractor help?
After taking a thorough history and evaluation of your pain, your chiropractor may recommend a digital x-ray. Luckily, this can be done from the comfort of our very own Massapequa location, as our practice uniquely combines chiropractic care, physical therapy, and orthopedic care/surgery all under one roof. From there, a treatment plan will be outlined between you and your chiropractor and you can begin. Some of your care may include:
A drop table is a commonly used tool in chiropractic medicine. As the chiropractor applies quick pressure to make an adjustment, the table gives way about a fraction of an inch. This makes for a less invasive adjustment and many patients find this method to be very comfortable. Using the drop table allows the chiropractor to customize the tension and drop best suited for your injury, and, in turn, makes it easier for them to correct the spinal column.
This highly effective technique was designed to restore motion and balance to the discs. When performing the Gonstead technique, your chiropractor will examine your spine for a vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). The presence of VSC can cause spinal pain, tingling, and numbness of joints, and immobility. This technique focuses on detecting any VSC’s in your spine and correcting them through manual adjustment.
Your chiropractor will recommend stretches and exercises specific to treating the underlying cause of your pain. This may involve stretching to release muscle tension in other areas of your body or strengthening muscles that support your back to take some of the pressure off of your spine.
The activator is a small instrument used in adjustments that allow the chiropractor to target a specific joint or vertebra. This tool delivers quick, low-intensity force. The speed of the activator is one of its main benefits, as it does not give the body time to tense up and resist like our instincts may have us do. A relaxed muscle is much easier and safer to treat. This instrument is used in the treatment of many conditions, most commonly if the chiropractor finds an irregularity in leg length. A difference in length may indicate where spinal misalignment occurs.
If you are suffering from spinal pain, contact Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation to begin your recovery today! Our staff is devoted to restoring your health and wellness as quickly and safely as possible. Your recovery is our mission. Give us a call at (516) 541 – 1064 to schedule your first appointment or visit our website massapequapainmanagementandrehab.com to learn more about the many services we offer.