Spinal Manipulation Can Ease Your Aching Back

When it comes to back pain, it is common for people in Nixa, MO to look for over-the-counter medications or home remedies to ease their pain instead of seeking professional help. The good news is, a visit to your local chiropractor for a treatment known as spinal manipulation can ease your aching back. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a common approach to relieving pain and restoring the normal structure, position and curvature of the spinal column.

What is Spinal Manipulation?

Spinal manipulation, also referred to as spinal manipulative therapy, combines the moving (manipulating) of your joints with massage, physical therapy and exercise. This approach is based on a theory that irritation of the nerves can cause body pain and discomfort, so in order to free you from your back pain, the nerve irritation must be removed. Nerves that are being pinched between misaligned joints or bones, as well as twisted muscle fibers, can cause nerve irritation. So, the primary goal of spinal manipulation is to relieve the pressure on your muscles and joints in order to improve nerve function; ultimately reducing pain and inflammation, restoring the normal range of motion, and improving body function.

What Are the Benefits?

There are several benefits that you can expect with spinal manipulation, but the most immediate beneficial result is the relief of pain. Visiting a chiropractor in Nixa for spinal manipulation may almost instantly relieve some of the aches and pains you are experiencing you’re your upper and lower back, head, neck and shoulders. Some patients in Nixa, MO have reported a noticeable reduction in their pain after one visit to Dr. Greenwood. Although it may require more than one visit for the optimum benefits, some of the other benefits that come with spinal manipulation may include:

  • Improved flexibility

  • Prevention of painful surgery

  • Reduced dependence on pain medications

  • Increase in overall body function

One of the most common questions people ask in regards to spinal manipulation is “is it safe”? The answer is yes. When spinal manipulation is performed by a trained and licensed chiropractor in Nixa, such as Dr. Greenwood, it is considered a safe as well as effective treatment for back aches and pains. This type of chiropractic treatment works to enhance, reestablish and preserve the performance and function of the muscles, nerves and bones of your body. It doesn’t utilize any type of pharmaceutical drugs or invasive, painful procedures. It is a type of hands on, natural form of treatment to relieve pain.

Residents of Nixa, MO and the surrounding area who are suffering with back pain should contact Dr. Greenwood today to schedule an appointment to learn more about the options available to help relieve your pain.

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