Can I Be Too Injured to Get Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain? - Chiropractor in Little Rock and Benton
Going to a chiropractor near you is a great way to get treatment for lower back pain. A chiropractor will work to achieve realignment of the spine to help alleviate your pain. Spinal manipulation techniques, deep tissue massages, and physical therapy work to naturally treat back strains and injuries by targeting muscles and ligaments that have been injured or vertebrae that have been pushed out of alignment.
However, if you are experiencing severe or unexplained pain in your lower back, you may be wondering if it’s safe to get chiropractic treatment. In a general sense, it is safe to go to a chiropractor, who will be able to help you locate the source of your back pain.
First, it’s important to determine the source of your back pain. Pain in the lower back can result from ligament or muscle strain or can be the result of a sudden injury. If your back has been injured, a chiropractor will work with you to target the specific problem areas for treatment. Whether your back injury was from sports or a car accident, our chiropractors at Pain Care Associates can conduct adjustments to correct misalignments of the cervical and lumbar vertebrae that resulted from the injury and are causing pain.
At Pain Care Associates, our chiropractors offer DRS Protocol treatment, a comprehensive and safe method of treating back pain, especially pain from herniated and compressed discs. This method is helpful whether you have an injury, chronic back pain, sciatica, or have had previous surgeries for those. DRS Protocol involves a preliminary comprehensive examination to determine the source of the pain. During the physical examination phase, the chiropractor will determine if there is any chance your injury is too severe to proceed with treatment. If you are a candidate for DRS, the chiropractor will then use various methods of adjustment and compression to realign your back, while continuously tracking the healing process.
Our chiropractors also use ultrasound therapy to treat back pain. This method is completely nonintrusive and painless, as it involves using sound waves to reach tissues, joints, and ligaments deep within the back. Ultrasound therapy is frequently used in conjunction with spinal adjustment and physical therapy to alleviate a patient’s lower back pain.
If you are suffering from lower back pain, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Pain Care Associates, even if you think you may be too injured for a chiropractic adjustment. Our chiropractors will assess the pain you are experiencing and customize treatment to your specific needs. Visit with our chiropractors at either of our locations in Little Rock and Benton to get the treatment that’s right for you. To make an appointment, call (501) 223-3314.