Years ago we would open maps that only the really skilled could fold back up again. As the years of invention followed many great technologies were created to guide to not only where we wanted to go but with choices to fit our personal preferences. Our lifestyles are similar with the bountiful choices. Like our modes of transportation our bodies should be maintained and our warning signals should be addressed.
The Spinal Mechanic
“Where should I go to relieve my neck and low back pain?”
When you suffer with neck and low back pain you should consider an evaluation first by a qualified chiropractor. The majority of these spinal complaints are caused by irritation and inflammation of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that not only help create the structure of the spinal column but provide for the full mobility of the spinal vertebrae. By locating regions of your spine where mobility is decreased, your chiropractor is able identify the areas that are in need of treatment. The treatment includes not only restoring mobility to the spinal joints, but through the chiropractic care the neck and back pain are eliminated from source of the problem.
An additional benefit of chiropractic care is the reduction of pressure and irritation on spinal nerves. Irritation and inflammation of spinal soft tissues is not only one cause of the pain but negatively affects the normal function of the spinal nerves. The compression on the delicate spinal nerve strands reduces or may completely inhibit the transmission of information from your brain to the rest of your body. The result may include a wide range of health problems. By addressing the source of many of these problems, chiropractic care helps contribute to your overall health and well-being.
Listen to Your Body
Overall, pain is a warning sign, but many problems that cause pain can resolve on their own. With some categories of physical problems, making the time to visit your chiropractor is the best course of action. Repetitive episodes of spinal pain should always be evaluated by your chiropractor. A severe headache should probably lead to a chiropractic examination, especially if you’ve never before had the type and intensity of pain that you’re currently experiencing. Persistent radiating pain into an arm or a leg, accompanied by numbness and tingling, can also be evaluated by your chiropractor. Again, if discomfort continues and you can’t clearly explain to yourself why you’re having the pain that you’re having, the best thing to do is to make an appointment to see your doctor, that is, your chiropractor or your family physician. Most importantly you want to obtain expert information and advice, and to receive treatment if needed with the most helpful instructions on how to care for yourself in the coming days, weeks, or months ahead.
Call for An Appointment
Whether you are investigating a warning light or just looking for a tune-up call our team today. Our expert team looks forward to helping you repair, restore, and revitalize for the long road trip of life.
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam