Traction Therapy for Back Pain in Garden City, MI
Most people will experience back pain at some point their lives. It’s a common reason people seek chiropractic care, one of the biggest reasons for lost time at work, and can steal our enjoyment of our everyday lives, from playing with our kids, to gardening, to exercising. The good news is that traction therapy for back pain can relieve pain and correct the underlying problem that’s causing it.
What is back pain?
Because of the intricate workings of the back, pain can present itself in numerous ways, from a mild ache, to a constant throbbing, to stabbing pain that radiates down the legs. It can be so debilitating that even simple tasks like rolling over in bed can seem impossible.
Back pain can occur because of misalignment or inflammation of the vertebrae, which in turn affects the discs and nerves in the back, or it can be caused by injury to the tendons or muscles in the back or abdomen.
An injury such as a fall or lifting something heavy can lead to back pain, or it can become chronic and increase over time.
Back pain is more common in people who are overweight, as excess weight places extra stress on the back. Back pain also becomes more common as we age. Other contributing factors are playing sports, a manual labor job that requires constant lifting or bending, and underlying health issues such as arthritis.
What is traction?
Spinal traction, which can be performed manually or mechanically, is a form of decompression that relieves pressure on the spine. Traction gently stretches the spine, both putting it back in alignment and reducing the compression on discs. This also boosts the body’s ability to heal itself.
Back pain that is caused by problems such as a pinched nerve can lead to permanent damage if ignored, so it’s important to have back pain diagnosed and treated quickly.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling today?