Chiropractic has been and will continue to be a leading treatment for all conditions musculoskeletal including back pain, chronic neck pain, headaches, sports and auto injuries, posture syndromes and many others.
Although the practice of chiropractic takes many forms, it is most commonly a hands-on method of care that involves manipulation of the bones, joints, and muscles of the body in order to promote proper function, enhance performance, improve the biomechanics of the spine and extremities, and reduce pain.
Dr. Barrett specializes in many of the mainstream chiropractic manipulative techniques including Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, and Cox Flexion-Distraction, so that no matter the problem you bring to the table there is always something for you.
That’s a tough one. There are many factors to consider in the causation of pain. In the absence of injury, trauma, and other outside factors, pain can arise from poor posture, repetitive movement, inactivity, and even from nutritional deficits.
Chiropractors typically treat stiff neck, chronic neck pain and back pain through manipulating or adjusting immobile segments of the spine and extremities, treating the muscles and other soft tissues involved, and through the application of specific rehabilitative exercise plans.
Chiropractic care and physical therapy aim to address and correct dysfunction in the bones, joints, and soft tissue structures of the body. In making sure that the body is moving and performing optimally (too much sitting is a leading cause of pain, especially neck pain!), one reduces the risk of unnecessary wear and tear, overload, sprain/strain injuries, and much more. As the old saying goes, “a body in motion, stays in motion,” and we do our best to make sure that’s the case each visit.
In short, yes. Sitting for prolonged periods of time is actually proven to place exponentially more stress on the discs and ligamentous structures of the lower back region. Additionally, the mid back and neck region are also at risk, as being sedentary for prolonged periods results in decreased blood flow and increased stress to postural muscles.
Radiating pain into the glute region and down the leg to the feet is also possible from periods of prolonged sitting. If you are experiencing symptoms of this kind, give our office a call sooner, rather than later
The body is designed to move. Sitting at a desk job all day places a lot of stress on the the spine and other supporting structures. Long periods of time under excessive stress, if left unattended, can lead to long term issues such as chronic pain, joint degeneration, loss of flexibility, headaches, and more.
The best way to avoid posture-related neck and back pain is to avoid sitting all together. That is made possible through standing or adjustable workspaces, which are becoming more common in many workplaces. If you must sit, make sure you are in an upright position, feet flat on the floor, facing forward, and using as much lumbar and shoulder support as possible. Also, make sure you aren’t reaching for your keyboard, as that can tack on additional problems quickly.
Simply put, yes. Chiropractic adjustments are among the safest and most effective treatments available for acute and chronic musculoskeletal complaints. Recent studies confirm that in combination with regular exercise, chiropractic care is safer and more effective than NSAIDS and other (more serious) medications in terms of long term use and lasting benefits.