We put our bodies through a lot of exertion and pressure throughout our daily lives without even realising it.
And the body part that takes the brunt of it all? Our backs.
Our jobs, hobbies and day-to-day activities can put an enormous amount of pressure on our spine. When accidents, falls, tension or over-exertion occurs, the inability of our spines to compensate can result in minor displacements of one or more vertebrae.
This, in turn, can cause irritation to spinal nerve roots directly by pressure or indirectly through reflexes. Hence, what we call ‘back pain’.
It is then that you should consider consulting a chiropractor.
What is a chiropractor and how does the treatment work?
Chiropractors are trained healthprofessionals who use non-surgical treatments, like spinal manipulation and mobilisation, to treat patients.
Some reasons people visit a chiropractor include:
Lower back pain
Car accident injuries
What happens during treatment?
Chiropractic clinics use a standard procedure to examine and diagnose a patient’s condition and plan a treatment. They use methods such as consultation, examination of case history, a physical examination, laboratory analysis and X-ray studies.
This mightn’t seem to be too different from a medical examination, but the treatment focus on the spine is what separates chiropractic from other healthcare disciplines.
Our GloHealth doctor also discussed the subject of back pain in the workplace last week here.
For more information, check out the Chiropractic Association of Ireland.
GloHealth members who have the Complementary Therapy Personalised Package can claim up to a total of €50 back each year (25×2 visits) for a Chiropractor. For more information on this package, see GloHealth.ie.