Over 30 million Americans seek relief from low back pain every year from their chiropractors. In fact, low back pain is a leading cause of chronic disability worldwide and the most common reason cited for missing work. To provide you with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for back pain, your St. Petersburg chiropractor utilizes state-of-the-art imaging equipment and evidence-based chiropractic techniques such as ultrasound and spinal decompression therapy.
Causes of Back Pain
As many as eight out of 10 people will experience varying degrees of low back pain at some point primarily due to mechanical causes such as overexertion, muscle strain, slipping and falling or using improper lifting techniques. Other reasons for back pain include herniated discs, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis (one vertebrae slipping over another one).
Ultrasound Therapy for Back pain
Ultrasound therapy for relieving back pain involves your St. Petersburg chiropractor sending therapeutic ultrasound waves into affected areas using a handheld device. Sound waves painlessly vibrate inflamed soft tissues and back joints to energize your body's natural ability to heal damaged muscles and ligaments. Ultrasound waves also offer a mild heating effect that many back pain patients find soothing and relaxing. Ultrasound therapy accelerates healing of muscle inflammation by supporting cellular health. Unlike prescription medications that only treat pain at the superficial level, ultrasound therapy treats back pain at the cellular level to provide long-term relief.
Chiropractic adjustments realign spinal vertebrae and eliminate pressure on nerves endings caused by improperly positioned vertebrae. Whiplash and low back pain respond quickly to manipulation and adjustment treatments to provide drug-free, nonsurgical back pain relief. Realigning your spine not only alleviates back, neck and shoulder pain but may also reduce symptom severity of migraines, upper leg pain, and fibromyalgia. Even after your back pain is gone, your St. Petersburg chiropractor recommends periodic adjustments to help reduce your risk of suffering general musculoskeletal pain and to keep all body systems operating at peak efficiency.
Chiropractic Massage Therapy for Back Pain in St. Petersburg
Massage techniques such as deep tissue, sports, and myofascial massage promote the release of endorphins for natural pain relief while "exercising" muscles and ligaments to enhance cell metabolism and generation of new cells. Undergoing regular massage therapy will also improve immune system functioning to increase your body's ability to fight off chronic infections and diseases contributing to back pain.
Incorporating specially designed tables equipped with vibrating roller cams that exert passive motion into back muscles and vertebrae, intersegmental traction therapy improves mobility, increases blood flow to the spine and promotes waste removal to reduce your risk of suffering degenerative bone disorders. Intersegmental traction therapy also alleviates the tenderness and stiffness of muscle guarding. Muscle guarding is a condition emerging when you overcompensate for painful back and spine problems by relying on muscles unrelated to the back. In addition, intersegmental traction therapy is painless, relaxing and an excellent way to keep your spine healthy and aligned.
Meet Our Back Pain Chiropractor in St. Petersburg Today
Avoid taking prescription medications and undergoing surgery by seeking treatment for back pain in St. Petersburg by contacting (727) 513-1757 today to make an appointment at our Chiropractic Injury Rehab clinic.