Chiropractors are highly trained professionals in musculoskeletal health, and they use a variety of methods to diagnose and treat conditions. These include practical clinical examination, diagnostic imaging such as x-rays or MRIs, and spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is a combination of massage, shaking, joint movements, physical therapy and exercise that is used to improve nerve function, reduce inflammation and relieve pressure on joints. At Boca Health & Wellness Center, in Boca Raton, we use spinal manipulation to treat back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headache and many other conditions.
In this article, we will discuss five common chiropractic techniques used to treat back and neck pain. Low back pain, neck pain and headaches are the most common problems for which people seek chiropractic adjustment. A recent study conducted by the ACORN database of practicing Australian chiropractors revealed that 1680 chiropractors used various manual and physical therapy techniques to control neck pain in older adults. These techniques included manipulation, mobilization, a wide range of exercises and self-management strategies.
Interestingly, Australian chiropractors estimated that one in three older adult patients receiving chiropractic care for neck pain also accessed other health services to manage their neck pain. Male chiropractors estimated a significantly higher number of visits (M = 12.04, SD = 8.6) than female chiropractors (M = 8.7, SD = 7.5) among their older adult patients with neck pain and concurrent migraine (t = −2.85, p = 0.005). Adams and his colleagues have begun to address this gap by surveying a nationally representative sample of Australian chiropractors not only on the characteristics of the workforce but also on the characteristics of their clinical care. The survey examined the characteristics of professionals and the office, clinical patient presentations, methods and outcomes of chiropractic treatment, and other uses of health services. Chiropractic care is an effective way to manage neck and back pain in older adults.
It can help reduce inflammation, improve nerve function and relieve pressure on joints. It can also be used in conjunction with other treatments such as massage therapy or physical therapy to maximize results. If you are looking for a qualified Australian chiropractor near you, use the “Find an external member/link” tool from Chiropractic Australia or the “Find an external link to a chiropractor” tool from the Australian Chiropractic Association. At Boca Health & Wellness Center, we specialize in providing quality chiropractic care for neck and back pain relief. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals.