Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment in Dededo
You do not have to live with chronic back pain. In most instances, clients suffering from back pain can benefit from chiropractic care to alleviate pain and discomfort. Find out more about the services available at the office of chiropractor Gregory Miller in Dededo, Guam.
What Is Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment?
We use chiropractic care to diagnose and alleviate problems impacting the bones, muscles, joints, and nerves of your body. Our chiropractors offer hands-on adjustments to realign your spine as well as other techniques that can help you regain mobility and functionality.
What Happens During Your Back Pain Assessment?
During your first appointment, plan to spend 30 to 60 minutes discussing your medical history and the back pain you are experiencing. Here are some of the things we want to know to help you more effectively:
- injuries and illnesses in the past
- Current health issues
- Subscriptions and other medications
- Diet and lifestyle questions
- Sleep habits (do you sleep well?)
- Exercise routine
- Stress levels and any mental challenges
- Use of alcohol and tobacco
You can use this opportunity to discuss the source of your back pain if you know it. If you have tingling, numbness, or other nerve issues, we will want to know about that as well.
What a Chiropractic Exam Includes
To create a treatment plan for your back pain, our chiropractor conducts a physical examination. A chiropractic exam includes a test of spinal mobility, and the chiropractor may want to take some x-rays to check for fractures. Other tests that we conduct tell us what may be causing your back pain.
During the first or second appointment, your treatment begins. Typically, the chiropractor asks you to lie on a special table. Spinal manipulation is the most common chiropractic treatment for back pain. This involves light thrusts that move joints in the spine back into alignment. Additionally, the chiropractor may perform soft tissue work such as massage.
After your treatment, you may feel a bit stiff for a few days. However, you should not experience any pain. This is your body's reaction to the realignment.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Every person reacts differently to chiropractic treatment. Depending on the extent of your injuries you may need to come back twice a week for a few weeks, followed by weekly appointments once your condition improves. The chiropractor can give you a better idea of your treatment plan for back pain after the first or second visit.
Call Us Today To Relieve Your Back Pain
For back pain treatment in Dededo, contact the office of Gregory Miller DC, a licensed and board-certified practitioner proud to serve Guam's largest city and the surrounding areas.