Chiropractic Adjustments for
Lower Back Pain
What is Functional Neurology?
If there is a “quick fix” in our profession, it is when joint pain meets a chiropractic adjustments. Most joint pain responds extremely well to chiropractic adjustments; however, this type of pain is very often an indicator of an underlying core or posture weakness. Consider it a red flag if you need to be adjusted on a frequent basis to keep your lower back pain from worsening. If you are motivated to resolve this type of back pain, set up an appointment with us today or at a minimum watch our YouTube videos and follow Calispine on Instagram for educational videos that can help your lower back pain.
The CaliSpine Method
Your lower back physical therapy will be custom tailored to your sport, activity, and daily movements. The physical therapy exercises we teach you are to be applied in your daily movements, not necessarily in a gym setting. After the grooving of your key functional movements, they will then be challenged with resistance in multi planes.
Whether you are an occasional weekend warrior, or a professional athlete, we program our physical therapy exercises according to your skill level. No matter what your fitness and skill level, most people with chronic lower back pain will have dysfunction in their daily movements, and our goal is to give you the weapons and tools, to prevent future back pain from recurring.
The Effectiveness of Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments tend to be effective with joint pain, while scar tissue therapy is more effective with nerve and muscle pain. After assessing thousands of patients through a detailed medical exam and postural & functional analysis, we have found that most often there is an underlying posture and movement dysfunction that has been breaking down for years. Eventually, this broken or dysfunctional movement gets set off and slides over a tipping point, which results in feeling the symptom.
The real healing occurs when you are able to “feel” the dysfunctional movement or poor posture habit that has caused your back pain. We will separate the specific dysfunction, help you become hyper-aware, and then teach you the correct motion while repeating it over and over. Through this phase you will be progressed from simple exercises, all the way to multi-joint movements with resistance. After completing your recommended phases of care, you will be more educated and competent with how to properly move and carry yourself. These tools will prevent injury and allow you to build a durable low back that will last a lifetime.
Sports Injury Treatment
A sports chiropractor is accustomed to working with patients who are fit and active, or desire to become fit and active once again. A good sports chiropractor will often perform lower back adjustments more intensive than a family chiropractor. There is generally much less, if any, when working with an active adult or athlete. Joints in the back can become locked and it often takes a forceful adjustment to free the joint. The sports chiropractor has the ability to scale. He can go easy, but he also knows how to adjust the joint when he needs to.