Back and Spine Chiropractic in Austin, TX
What happens when a chiropractor cracks your back?
A patient’s cracking noise during spinal adjustments is simply a change in pressure in the joint space. As the gases within the joint change pressure, you may hear a noise similar to when opening a carbonated drink.
Chiropractic adjustments involve manipulating a joint and the surrounding soft tissue. Our Austin chiropractors utilize many techniques, including but not limited to:
Many techniques performed by a spine chiropractor do not make a cracking noise. For some of our patients, this is more comfortable. To see back chiropractic and our gentle techniques in action, check our YouTube Channel.
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Can you realign your back at home?
The short answer is no, not safe. Our Austin chiropractors can precisely define the exact spinal segment causing the problem. We know how to manipulate the joint. Without this expertise, you won’t be able to perform spinal adjustments at home. Even our chiropractors reach out to spine chiropractors for adjustments.
Trying to realign the spine at home can do more harm than good. For example, causing the excess motion to a joint, that doesn’t need it may create a secondary problem along with the original one — hypermobility.
Along with chiropractic treatment options, we offer safe, practical home exercises. These exercises speed up healing time and help stabilize your spine for better long-term results. You can find many of these exercises in our YouTube Videos.
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Can a chiropractor help a pinched nerve?
es! A pinched nerve is a nerve that is irritated due to inflammation in the surrounding joints. This inflammation is typically secondary to a spinal misalignment. However, there are many factors causing nerve inflammation.
Spinal adjustments help to reduce the inflammation in the surrounding joint, which, in turn, helps the “pinched nerve.” Therefore, finding the cause is essential to get the best long-term correction. Otherwise, the pinched nerve and associated symptoms, such as muscle spasms, will most likely return. Thus, we always recommend seeing a spine chiropractor for a complete diagnostic evaluation to find the source and severity of the problem.
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How long does it take to fix back and spine issues?
Generally, the longer a problem has developed, the longer it takes to correct it. For this reason, we recommend seeing a back pain chiropractor for a spinal evaluation. A doctor will detect any problems that may be present. Early detection of anything in health leads to better outcomes.
Chiropractic vs. Physical Therapy for back and neck pain
Chiropractors focus on restoring proper motion and function to the body. A treatment plan we come up with involves spinal adjustments and specific home exercises. These exercises help stabilize the problem and speed up healing and rehabilitation.
Physical therapists often focus on stretches and exercises. But, they are not experts in spinal manipulation like chiropractors are. Doctors of Chiropractic study on average for four academic years and undergo a 4200-hour doctorate program. During these years, they study anatomy, physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, radiology, pathology, and more.
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Chiropractic vs. Medicine for treating back pain
Chiropractic focuses on restoring proper motion and function to the body. For example, abnormal joint activity is one of the most common root causes of back pain in our office. Addressing the root cause of the problem allows the body to heal naturally and typically gives better lasting results.
Conventional medicine focuses on treating the symptoms of dysfunctions, like pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen is one of the most popular over-the-counter medications.
What about the side effects? As for chiropractic adjustment, it may only involve slight soreness at its worst. But, there’s a list of potential side effects of taking pain medicine such as ibuprofen. According to Mayo Clinic, there are 28 common side effects (not including the rare side effects) of taking an NSAID drug, such as Ibuprofen. A few of these common side effects include:
Which is better for back pain: Massage or Chiropractic care?
It depends on the source of the pain. Pain and discomfort are just signs or signals of something going wrong within the body, similar to a check engine light in a car. Therefore, we recommend an evaluation from our spine chiropractic doctor to assess your musculoskeletal health. This way, we will find the source of the pain before determining the best course of treatment.
Pain commonly comes from a combination of joint problems and soft tissue problems. At Lifespring Chiropractic, we offer additional treatments along with our chiropractic adjustments. In particular, we provide sports massage and deep tissue massage. These other procedures in our treatment plans ensure a faster healing process and rehabilitation.
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Are you looking to improve the health of your back and spine? We look forward to seeing you and your family members at Lifespring Chiropractic in Austin, TX! Many patients with different backgrounds have already appreciated the professionalism of our doctors. We provide spine care chiropractic treatment to patients of all ages and lifestyles. We willingly see sports enthusiasts, pregnant women, infants, kids, and older people.
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