Pain Relief From Our Chiropractor
Far too often, people are told to just take an over-the-counter painkiller to numb their pain until it goes away, or to learn pain management which involves living with the condition. Neither option is a great solution nor are they the only available options. At Ironwood Chiropractic in Richmond, our chiropractor provides treatment for several common conditions to reduce or eliminate pain.
Herniated Spinal Discs
Within the spine, the load and pressure are absorbed every day by the cushions between the vertebrae. This tremendous pressure is managed effectively when everything is in place. However, when a disc tears under pressure or bulges out, it can create excessive pressure on the nerves running through the spine as well as cause the bones to impact the nerve channel. Both conditions can be extremely painful.
As the name implies, a degeneration of the disc’s cushion and function occurs over time and worsens, eventually failing. Patients in this scenario may not know about the condition for years, but when the degeneration reaches a tipping point, the effects suddenly appear and become serious.
The Sciatic Nerve
The sciatic nerve is a major controlling system that passes through the lower back, buttocks, and into the legs. So, when it has a problem, many patients feel the symptoms in the legs as well as serious pain in the back and buttocks. In the majority of nerve pain cases, sciatica affects one side of the body, but it’s possible to have both. The cause of this pain can be a pinched nerve, dislocation, sitting incorrectly for a long time, or similar issues. Something moves, swells, or doesn’t align correctly, and then the patient has debilitating pain for weeks until the issue resolves or is treated.
Excessive pressure is a common problem on the spine and the root cause of many painful sensations. Spinal stenosis is a common condition, narrowing the space that the spinal cord works within. This condition creates discomfort in both the neck and back. The symptoms can range from simple numbness to pain and inability to move. Additionally, spinal stenosis can increase over time.
Whiplash and Physical Injuries
Another common cause of serious pain involves trauma. Car accidents frequently cause whiplash to the neck and head, and other traumas have similar results. Muscles, ligaments, nerves, and bones can be misaligned for weeks and months, even well after the initial visible injuries are addressed.
Chiropractic Care in Richmond Can Help
Ironwood Chiropractic can provide relief or even eliminate pain that results from all of these conditions. You don't have to "manage" your pain or find a way to live with it. It can be solved with effective chiropractic treatment without the need for medication or surgery. Call our chiropractor today at 604-271-3234 to schedule an appointment.