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If you are suffering from back pain, don't suffer in silence. Elite Spine Chiropractic is here to help. Our chiropractor offers various treatments to relieve your back pain and get you back on the road to recovery.
It's no secret that back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in adults. The good news is that there are many ways to ease this discomfort, including chiropractic care. At Elite Spine Chiropractic, we offer various treatments and services to help relieve your back pain.
Understanding Back Pain
Back pain can be a deep, unrelenting ache or sharp shooting sensations. It is also possible that the back discomfort radiates down your leg when you try to walk, and it worsens with bending, twisting, or lifting objects.
Most people who experience this type of injury see some improvement after following home remedies and self-care, such as rest for several weeks before they make a full recovery.
One in five Americans has some form of chronic back pain which is all too common these days! Back pains can be debilitating. Still, Elite Spine Chiropractic provides a solution to help relieve your back aches with their quality chiropractors and personalized techniques for you specifically to be as effective as possible.
Some ways our body compensates when we have constant lower or upper back issues include:
- being hunched over,
- arching one's low back forward (to avoid discomfort),
- sitting at an angle on different seats - either tilting way down or slouching.
Acute back pain lasts from a few days to a few weeks and is usually caused by an accident, fall, or lifting something too heavy. Acute back pain tends to get better on its own without any treatment needed.
Chronic back pain can be a nightmare. It's much less common than acute back pain. Still, it lasts for more than three months, and there are numerous treatments without surgery to help you manage your chronic agony.
Back pain can be challenging to diagnose because it is often linked with other conditions that make a diagnosis harder. Back problems are most commonly associated with the following disorders:
- Muscle and Ligament Strains: Back pain is a common ailment that many things can cause. Your doctor may not know what exactly triggered your back pain because there are no definitive tests or imaging studies to identify the cause. Still, they will most likely try and find some relief for you during this time of need with physical therapy and medication.
- Bulging or ruptured disks: The intervertebral discs function as protective pillows between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. The soft matter inside a disk can expand, rupture, and press on a nerve due to stress, age, and injury, but you may not have any back pain from this condition at all. Disk disease is often found incidentally when you have X-rays, which prompted doctors to check out disks near painful areas of your body. However, they're more likely to find it than someone with no complaints about their back.
- Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is a painful condition of the joints. In some cases, arthritis in the spine can lead to spinal stenosis, which affects your ability to move around and may cause pain or numbness, depending on where it occurs.
Back pain is a common problem that affects many people. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can relieve it. They are often used to treat acute or chronic back pain due to injury or muscle tension. When muscles spasm and become too tight, they can put pressure on the spine. The pressure causes inflammation of the nerves in the area (myalgia) and nerve irritation leading to poor circulation caused by restricted blood vessels.
A gentle adjustment will help release these tensions and allow your body's natural healing response to work better. Therefore, you will feel minor discomfort from your back pain. It includes putting less stress on spinal discs. You may also need some time off work with a doctor's approval if you have an ongoing condition like arthritis to allow proper rest before adjusting.
The Safety of Chiropractic Adjustments for Back Pain
The risks are minimal. There is a risk that an adjustment will cause some minor discomfort during and after treatment which usually decreases over time as the muscles loosen up. Rarely does someone react by becoming excessively sore for one day afterward, but this would be rare.
Millions of patients love their chiropractors and appreciate our unique approach to recovery from pain. Significant research suggests that we are the safest option for relief from neck, back, headaches, and other musculoskeletal complaints. There is no clinical or case-control study that demonstrates or even implies a link between injury caused by spinal manipulation in low-back pain cases.
Chiropractic services should be fully integrated into the healthcare system. It is important that this service has a presence in hospitals but also managed healthcare groups as well as community centers for patients to receive it on an outpatient basis or at home with follow-up visits from a chiropractor.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
The benefits of chiropractic adjustments include:
- back pain relief,
- decreased discomfort in your back and neck,
- increased mobility due to more balanced muscle tone between the left and right side of your body (spinal symmetry),
- less anxiety about going out with friends or family when you can't take it anymore.
Chiropractors at Elite Spine Chiropractic are experts in back pain relief. They have the tools and techniques to help you with your chronic back issue(s). Our chiropractors evaluate each patient's condition individually, and then they come up with a plan that suits their needs best. Patients need to follow this tailored treatment because it will be more effective than one-size-fits-all approaches.
You'll also experience an increase in mobility and flexibility (significantly when the spine has been adjusted) which can decrease lower back stress as well as relieve other symptoms like headache, neck stiffness or tightness, shoulder tension/pain, and low energy level. Our chiropractors in Germantown, including Dr. Dominic Lupori, have expertise in providing beneficial chiropractic care.
How Does Chiropractic Adjustment Work?
A chiropractic adjustment is a technical term for when the spine (or back) has been properly aligned. It will often result in a feeling of release or relaxation and increased mobility throughout your body.
Our chiropractors at Elite Spine in Germantown usually follows the following to address back pain and other health conditions:
A chiropractor identifies specific misalignments within your spine by examining you through various tests. It includes x-rays and physical manipulation. Our chiropractors may also use blood pressure monitors to check how well oxygenated your tissue is.
The chiropractor then applies gentle force until the vertebrae are correctly aligned, allowing room for more fluid to flow between them, creating less pain during movement. Your nervous system can now start sending messages from one side of your brain.
However, some patients are hesitant to receive an adjustment due to personal reasons, beliefs, and medical conditions. Dr. Dominic Lupori endlessly learns and adapts to new chiropractic interventions that are safe, non-invasive, and have minimal risks.
Other Services Provided by Elite Spine Chiropractic include:
The human spine is a firm and intricate structure. The muscles, bones, and nerves all connect to create the backbone that supports us throughout our lives as we go through different stresses which can cause back pain. Kinesiology relieves this back pain by focusing not only on the injured area but also on how your body moves around it with various exercises meant for better skeletal structures. It also focuses on muscle groups attached to them to relieve any tension caused by spinal imbalance affecting your whole system at once. Dr. Lupori has his unique way of a chiropractic care provider who knows kinesiology.
Intersegmental traction tables gently help reestablish the typical ranges of your body's spine. These tables also facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce spasms to recover from a back injury much more manageable. Research has shown that using an intersegmental table can significantly accelerate progress for those with recent injuries.
The intersegmental traction table is a device that can be used to stretch out the spinal column while at the same time mobilizing it. It has many benefits for overall health and mobility. Using this machine could help balance and strengthen blood flow throughout your body, especially in areas such as discs or ligaments. These areas are strained often from a strenuous activity like sports or exercise.
The best way to avoid inflammation is by eating a primarily plant-based diet that includes flax and chia seeds. When consumed in combination with omega-3 rich fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and herring, it can be beneficial for reducing inflammatory symptoms such as pain or swelling of the joints.
Therapeutic Exercises and Stretches
Physical therapy to help decrease back spasms, neck and shoulder stiffness with manual manipulation techniques. The chiropractor will also instruct on how to perform the prescribed treatments at home to maintain the benefits of treatment long-term from these interventions.
Dr. Lupori is highly trained to develop and provide individualized exercise and stretching regimens. Exercises prevent the occurrence of back pain and help the spine to be stronger.
Spinal decompression is an alternative solution when other methods are unsuccessful. There is no improvement after a few weeks of care (a more expensive but less invasive option). This type of treatment can be used as part of a conservative approach before considering surgery. It involves traction devices that pull apart vertebrae while applying varying degrees of pressure until they separate enough for nerves and discs not to touch any bony structures.
How To Prevent Back Pain?
- Exercise: Regular low-impact aerobic activities can provide good relief for back pain caused by muscle aches and stiffness. Walking, swimming or biking are all great choices! Speak to your doctor about the best way to get started with these types of exercises.
- Maintain Healthy Weight: The amount of weight you carry on your body can be a major factor in back pain. Thus, if it affects your quality of life and mobility, try to lose some pounds. The heavier the load that's being carried around by someone's spine, the more likely they are to experience debilitating aches or pains due to strain placed on their muscles.
- Avoid Smoking: Smoking is thought to increase the risk of low back pain. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your chances are for this condition. Quitting smoking can help reduce these risks and improve health overall.
Smoking has been shown in studies to be correlated with an increased likelihood of developing aching backs or chest pains. It is due primarily to an increased chance of illness from tar build-up on lung tissue (study found a correlation between cigarette use & respiratory diseases).
Meet Dr. Dominic Lupori
Dr. Dominic Lupori
After witnessing the benefits of chiropractic care as a child, Dr. Dominic Lupori became determined to follow in his father's footsteps and become one himself! He obtained an undergraduate degree at Colorado State University before going on to pursue his lifelong goal through further study from Palmer College of Chiropractic West - A Non-profit educational institution that offers professional courses for both students and practicing professionals alike.
Dr. Lupori is one of the chiropractors in Germantown who specializes in addressing back pain. Our mission is to provide the best natural chiropractic care for patients of all ages. We strive to perfect and perform our work with integrity, ethics, and professional standards. Our holistic treatment helps each patient meet their individual needs so that they can live a life filled with wellness.