By the time a person is 50 years old there is a real likelihood that he or she has at least some degeneration of the spine and experiences back pain because of it. See what your local Cordova chiropractor can do to help you get relief from your back pain.
In the late 1800s, D. D. Palmer developed chiropractic medicine. Dr. Palmer believed that the spine and nervous system were at the heart of chronic illness and pain. He theorized that when nerve impulses were not permitted to travel their courses due to spinal misalignments or vertebral subluxations, illness started.
Spinal adjustments, ultrasound, soft tissue manipulation, and electrical stimulation are all modalities that chiropractors may use to help you get relief from pain. Along with chiropractic care, doctors recommend that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle that is free from drugs, smoking and limited in alcohol. They encourage proper nutrition, sleep habits, stress relief and exercise.
Now that chiropractic medicine is in the mainstream, many insurance companies will cover visits to a chiropractor, although some companies may set limitations on coverage. Check with your insurance company for more information about your plan prior to visiting the doctor.
A spinal adjustment is done very precisely and gently. It should not cause pain, but do just the opposite: relieve it. There is no reason to fear going to see a chiropractic physician. The doctor would be more than happy to discuss any concerns about therapy that you have.
The doctors are professionally trained and licensed to practice by individual states. They cannot prescribe medication or perform surgery, however. A Cordova chiropractor is ready and able to assist you with your pain problem and is just a phone call away.