Do you suffer from back pain? Back pain can range in severity from minor aches to sharp stabbing pains. When you wake up in the morning, stand for more than 10 minutes, or walk long distances, you may notice that your pain worsens.
Low-back pain is one of the most common and expensive musculoskeletal problems in the world. According to studies, approximately 80% of the population will experience low-back pain. Fortunately, your back pain can be avoided and resolved by working with a chiropractor at Creekwood Physiotherapy to improve your spinal health.
Call Creekwood Physiotherapy today to learn more about how the health of your spine is influencing your back pain. Our Edmonton, AB team is happy to teach you about the benefits of chiropractic care for managing back pain!
You may be wondering, “How can I tell if my spine is healthy?”
When we think of health, we typically focus on nutrition, exercise, and heart health – but spine health is also vital for your overall well-being and normal daily functioning.
Your spine does a lot for your body – it protects your spinal cord, allows you to breathe correctly, and allows your body to move. Almost every function in your body is directly connected to the health of your spine!
If you live with back pain, you know how limiting it can be. To make sure your spine is at its optimum health, you must achieve the following:
The good news is that the chiropractic team at Creekwood Physiotherapy can help you achieve better spine health!
Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Therefore, it takes a delicate balance to ensure it is at its peak level of health and function. Of course, much like anything else, taking care of your spine health requires your participation.
Chiropractic care involves a multifaceted approach, including spinal manipulation therapy, self-management advice, and strengthening exercises to effectively address acute and chronic back pain. The best practice is a comprehensive program where you do everything you can to ensure the health and function of your spine.
Below are some ways to improve the health of your spine:
When lifting, keep your spine in a neutral position. This position will allow your entire core to engage while simultaneously using your legs to lift the weight/object. Ideally, you will maintain an arch (lordosis) throughout the whole movement. Avoid bending forward and especially bending with twisting-type movements.
Chiropractors are healthcare professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating spinal disorders and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. They use various techniques to improve spinal health for your overall health and well-being. Fun fact: chiropractor comes from the Greek words “cheir,” meaning hand, and “practor,” meaning practitioner.
A chiropractor at Creekwood Physiotherapy will be able to assess your spinal health and any joint pain or injury related to the functioning of your spine. After asking you health-related questions and performing a complete evaluation of your body and movement abilities, they will be able to determine what techniques would be the best fit for you.
We emphasize the importance of education to help you understand what is causing your pain and how to resolve it. Your chiropractor may employ spinal manipulation, manual therapy, or modalities and taping techniques. Your chiropractor may also recommend making changes at home and doing specific exercises or changes to your nutrition to reduce pain and inflammation.
Know that during your treatment, you can feel free to ask questions! Our clinic will always do our very best to handle any concerns you may have so that you feel comfortable and satisfied when you leave your appointment.
If you have been living with back pain or want to avoid potential back pain, don’t hesitate to contact Creekwood Physiotherapy today and request an appointment with one of our Edmonton, AB skilled chiropractors.
We can resolve the issue you’re facing so it doesn’t progress further. Don’t live with back pain limits – improve your spine health with a chiropractor today!