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Back pain is more common in individuals over the age of 30 than it is in younger adults, teenagers and children. Common causes include herniated discs, degenerative disc diseases, arthritis, sprains and strains and injuries to the back. Symptoms include pain that can be dull and throbbing or severe as well as loss of flexibility in the back. In severe instances, where a nerve has been compressed, the pain can radiate into the legs, causing numbness, tingling and loss of muscle strength.
Eulo Chiropractic Center serving Sewell, Blackwood, Turnersville and Glassboro can determine the causes of your back pain and devise a treatment program that will reduce your pain and improve your range of motion. Common treatments include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, rehabilitation and help with weight loss. When these treatments are combined, health and wellness improves and reliance on pain medications decreases.
The foundation of chiropractic care is the chiropractic or spinal adjustment. The type of spinal adjustment you receive will be dependent on your injury. The most commonly used spinal adjustment technique is the diversified technique, which involves a smooth, swift thrust to realign your vertebra and improve its range of motion. Once the vertebra is realigned, inflammation and pain are reduced and flexibility is increased.
Massage therapy is often combined with spinal adjustments. Massage helps relieve muscle pain and loosens tight ligaments and tendons, which makes your adjustments more comfortable and effective. Massage therapy also improves circulation and lowers blood pressure, which can decrease healing times.
Injuries to the back often lead to muscle weakness in the back and legs. This can make it difficult to walk and perform daily tasks. Rehabilitation can help restore the strength and endurance in your back and leg muscles through corrective exercises and stretches.
Excess weight on the body can put extra stress on your lower back, causing spinal misalignments, which can make you more prone to back injuries. If you are overweight, our chiropractor will recommend subtle diet changes and ways to increase your activity levels so that you can achieve a healthy weight and reduce your risk for obesity related diseases.
Our chiropractic center serving Williamstown, Sewell and the surrounding areas is dedicated to helping you improve your total body health and wellness. We do this by providing you with maintenance care, which involves helping you stay active and at a healthy weight. When you come in for your maintenance appointments, our chiropractor will ask you how you feel and if you have any new pain or concerns. By addressing these concerns in a timely manner, we are helping you avoid future injuries.
If you are located in the Washington Township area and surrounding communities of Sewell, Turnersville, Williamstown, Blackwood, and Glassboro, NJ and have back pain, schedule an appointment with our chiropractor by calling 856-269-4567.