Back Pain Treatment in Cork
Back pain is not just something you occasionally hear of as a rare condition, it is something we have accepted as a part of our life: your mother has it, your uncle, your neighbour, your workmate… it is an epidemic of the modern lifestyle! Do we really have to live with it? The answer is no. Chiropractic is proven again and again to be the best and safest solution for back pain.
Back Pain Causes
Back pain can originate from various structures in the back and can be traced in some cases to a specific cause, such as:
Sprains and strains
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated or Prolapsed Disc
Joint Inflammation and Wear
A stressful lifestyle, sports injuries, poor posture, overwork can all cause the spine to malfunction. Back muscle strain or ligament strain is one of the most common causes of acute lower back pain: lifting a heavy object, twisting, or a sudden movement can cause muscles or ligaments to stretch or develop microscopic tears.
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Cork Back Pain Specialists
Most patients initially visit us looking for relief from back pain. Your first appointment with one of our experienced and fully-qualified Cork chiropractors will be only €10 and will take approximately 40 minutes.
Once the chiropractor has obtained your case history and previous medical history, you will be given a thorough orthopaedic and neurological examination.
If you find chiropractic care suitable and wish to continue, your treatment plan will be prepared.
Normally, the plan will include manual adjustment sessions in which the chiropractor manipulates your vertebral column using a controlled, precise and sudden force to improve range and quality of motion.
Your chiropractor may also recommend exercise plans, physiotherapy, massage and other therapeutic procedures as part of your treatment plan. Our goal is the complete restoration of physical function and the prevention of injury, in addition to back pain relief!
Chiropractic Therapy for Back Pain
The core of chiropractic therapy consists of:
- Manual manipulation – This type of manual manipulation refers to a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to the abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back. It is also commonly known as “chiropractic adjustment”
- Mobilisation – Chiropractic mobilisation refers to low-velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the muscles and joints, with the goal of increasing the range of motion within those areas.
Our chiropractors have many years of clinical experience in providing safe, gentle and effective care, suitable for patients of all ages; they are all trained to the highest standards and are fully-qualified members of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland.
If you would like to find out more about what we do at the Douglas Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic and how we could help you get to the root cause of your back pain symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us.