mid back pain

Most of the people seeking alternatives for the treatment of back pain prefer to go for chiropractic treatment. Reports have it that more than 22 million Americans visit the chiropractor for chiropractic care yearly, and 7.7 million of these people are seeking relief from various forms of back pain.

Chiropractors are trained doctors with special training in the evaluation and treatment of non-complicated musculoskeletal pain. While giving special attention to the spine, chiropractic care offers pain management for patients with back pain.

Chiropractic methods have been proven many times to be effective in the treatment of pain. Don’t take our word for it. The American College of Physicians, The Lancet Medical Journal, FDA, CDC, The Joint Commission, The White House, and many more all recommend spinal manipulative therapy for back pain of any duration.


Types of Back Issues Chiropractors Treat

Amarillo Chiropractors treat different kinds of back pains, which will include mechanical pain, disc herniation or derangement, and joint compressions, among many others.


How often should you see the chiropractor

A single course of chiropractic care can last for as long as four weeks, and sometimes eight weeks if it’s an acute bout of pain. The patient may be asked to see the chiropractor at least 1 to 3 times in a week, depending on the severity of the symptoms. There really is no accurate way to predict the need. Everyone is different. Every condition is different. Everyone heals at a different rate while every injury is different in severity.

The most important thing to understand is that chiropractors are dealing with the musculoskeletal system. If they could ‘fix’ a problem in one visit, they’d be picking patients up at the airport in a van and they’d be rich and famous. The truth is, it’s not so awesome. It takes work, committment, and consistency to see the kind of results we all want for the patient.


What a Visit to the Chiropractor entails

Visiting a chiropractor in Amarillo for the first time may not last more than an hour. The staff will show a special interest in your health history and ask you about your goals. They might seek information about your:

  • Current health problems
  • Past illnesses and injuries
  • Lifestyle
  • Medicines you are taking
  • Sleep habits
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Tobacco, drugs, and alcohol

Once the chiropractor has received your health information, they then proceed with a physical examination on your body. This includes testing how well your spine moves. He may also conduct a blood pressure test and x-rays.


Chiropractic care for back pains

Once the test and examinations have been concluded, the chiropractor will likely formulate a treatment plan and reommendations for you. Once the patient has no questions, treatment gets started. At Creek Stone, we treat on the first day: the same day of the exam.


Example of Spinal Manipulations

  • Decompression
  • Exericse/Rehab
  • Specific spinal manipulation is the active and hands-on treatment done to restore movement in your spine
  • Instrument-assisted manipulations are a non-thrusting technique utilized by the chiropractor. They will use a hand-held instrument to apply force on the spot without thrusting into your spine.
  • Flexion-distraction technique is also a non-thrusting type of spinal manipulation.

The chiropractor may also utilize a different kind of manual therapies to help you in the treatment of your back pain. Example of such treatments includes:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy: This is a kind of technique, which involves repeated strokes of a specialized instrument over the areas that need to be treated.
  • Therapeutic massage is also done to relieve you of those tense muscles on your back
  • Trigger point therapy is a technique the chiropractors uses to identify painful spots on the muscle around the area to be treated.
  • Manual joint stretching and resistance technique to ease your back pain.


Lifestyles that promote a healthy back

A visit to the chiropractor for chiropractic care is not about relieving you of your back pain alone; most chiropractors offer more than that. They will enlighten you on diet, exercises, and many other lifestyles you need to lead to ease the pains on your back and your entire body.


How we can help

If you are suffering from painful migraines and this is taking much of your time as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider us. We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.

Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology.  Dr. Williams has completed his study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and will get certified this Fall.