Back Pain Treatment Jacksonville
Back pain can strike practically anyone, at any age, and for a variety of reasons. Whether you have sustained an acute injury that limits your mobility or you have developed a chronic spinal problem that leaves you in constant pain, chiropractic adjustment, spinal decompression and other natural care methods can very likely relieve your suffering. If you are seeking non-surgical, drug-free back pain treatment, Jacksonville chiropractor Dr. Brian Winkler can evaluate your condition and recommend the proper modalities to correct or control it.
The human spine needs a great deal of flexibility to withstand extreme shocks and jolts from a lifetime of everyday weight-bearing activities. Spinal misalignments can strain the muscles of the lower back allowing pain to stem from:
- Personal injuries due to heavy lifting, an auto accident or sports impact
- Years of wear and tear that have led to disc deterioration
- A thickening of the bone around the spinal cord
- Muscular strain from a lifetime of poor posture
The vertebrae that make up the spine are cushioned by fragile, fluid-filled discs that act as shock absorbers. In cases where a patient has a herniated or ruptured disc, the fluid can become displaced and pinch a nerve root leading to conditions such as sciatica.
Graston and Cox Techniques
The spine also encases and protects the spinal cord, the central signal-routing hub between the brain and the vast network of nerves that convey sensory and motor information. If any force, deterioration or disease allows the spinal column to fall out of alignment, bones or discs can press against the nerves or even against the spinal cord itself, causing not only pain but also tingling, numbness, weakness, and other signaling errors that affect physical function.
These and other causes of back pain can respond to conservative treatments such as chiropractic care. This is good news for patients who might otherwise have to undergo spinal fusion surgery or rely on the regular use of painkillers. Dr. Winkler not only uses traditional spinal adjustments to relieve back pain and postural problems, but he also specializes in lower back problems and treatments.
The Cox Technique, for instance, applies a controlled amount of flexion/distraction force to the spine. This tiny but effective force draws slipped discs inward and away from pinched nerve roots and back into their normal place in the spinal column. We can also use the Graston Technique to detect and release adhesions (scar tissue) that may be contributing to chronic back pain and stiffness.