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Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment in Athens – How It Works

Written By Carey Chiropractic Bobcat Physical Therapy on April 1, 2020

Chiropractic Care for Low Back PainIf you experience chronic low back pain, you know just how debilitating the pain can be. 

Your entire life is impacted by it, and it can make even the simplest of tasks seem nearly impossible. Thankfully, your Athens chiropractor can recommend a safe, effective, non-invasive low back pain treatment.

Low Back Pain is Responsive to Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment 

A 2017 study showed that participants who received chiropractic low back pain treatment experienced less pain. The interesting thing about the study is that the participants noticed almost immediate relief after chiropractic adjustments.

The study proves that surgical treatment is not the only way to treat back pain. In fact, with the effectiveness of spinal adjustments, surgery can and should be a last resort.  

3 Types of Chiropractic Treatments That Can Reduce Pain

When you visit Carey Chiropractic for low back pain, your low back pain treatment plan can consist of one or more of the following alternatives. 

1. Chiropractic Adjustments 

Your Athens chiropractor will check to see if the cause – or at least one of the causes – of your back pain is spinal misalignment. If any part of your skeletal structure is out of alignment, it can cause muscle tension throughout the body, leading to pain. Spinal adjustments restore alignment and ease tension and pain.

2. Massage Therapy

Stress and tight muscles make painful symptoms worse. Massage therapy can help you relax physically, mentally, and emotionally. These can help reduce cortisol levels (cortisol is a stress hormone), muscle tension, and inflammation, all of which can cause pain. 

3. Physical Therapy 

Physical therapy can include: 

  • Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Application of heat and ice packs
  • Electrical stimulation

Dr. Paul Carey has advanced training in rehabilitation. He and his licensed physical therapists can evaluate your situation and provide the modalities that will ease your pain. 

A Multi-Tiered Approach to Back Pain Means Better Results 

In many situations, Dr. Carey will recommend more than one form of treatment. Having a multi-tiered low back pain treatment plan can help you get relief faster and achieve long-lasting results. Additionally, each treatment can enhance the effectiveness of the others. If Dr. Carey recommends multiple treatments, you can rest assured they will treat your unique needs.  

Tired of dealing with chronic low back pain? Contact our team at 740-593-5511 to schedule an appointment.

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