How a chiropractor can help with back pain
You don’t have to play sports to suffer from back pain. The aching, sometimes stabbing pain can keep you from doing what you want and need to do. The National Institutes of Health states that 80 percent of adults will have lower back pain at some point. You can get relief from back pain by seeing a skilled chiropractor like Dr. Jill Hermen of Hermen Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She wants you to feel great!
Your back pain can be sports-related, but it can also be caused by an accident or trauma, or just lifting and twisting the wrong way. If you are older or have a sedentary lifestyle, you are also at risk because your muscles may be weaker and more prone to injury. You can have back pain from damaged or pinched nerves, damage or degeneration of the bones in your back, or muscle strain.
Your back pain may go away on its own, or you can try using ice and hot packs on your back. Over-the-counter medications can help, but you must remain active and maintain your flexibility.
Dr. Hermen can help you by using palpation to determine if your spine is correctly aligned. She will also use several adjustment techniques with her hands to gently guide your spine into better alignment. For more on specific adjustment techniques please see the adjustments page on her website at http://www.hermenhealth.com/library/3928/Adjustments.html.
She may combine ice and heat therapy to help relax your muscles and release the tension in your back. Massage therapy is also an important part of her chiropractic treatment for back pain to relax your muscles and promote circulation and wellness.
Dr. Hermen may use electrical biofeedback training using an electromyogram (EMG) to help you realize and understand when you are tensing your muscles which will help you learn to relax.
She can also help you with your long-term health goals by teaching you relaxation and deep breathing techniques, stretching exercises and nutritional counseling, all to help you maintain a healthy, pain-free back and body.
If you are suffering from annoying, debilitating back pain, don’t wait! Seek out the help of an expert and call Dr. Jill Hermen of Hermen Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Get back to living your life pain-free by calling Dr. Hermen today!