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Chiropractic FAQ

Chiropractic FAQ

When your back, neck, or shoulders hurt, you want relief from the pain. It can be scary visiting a chiropractor when you have never been before and there are a lot of common misunderstandings or misconceptions about the world of chiropractic. You would visit a dentist if you had a toothache, right? So why not visit a chiropractor where you can receive treatment from a specialist who knows best how to provide relief from your pain. For those who have not visited a chiropractor, we want to provide you with common frequently asked questions to give you more information on our practice.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?

Chiropractic is known as being a drug-free and non-invasive treatment for skeletal pains. Some patients will need multiple treatments in order to feel the benefit of chiropractic therapy; others may feel soreness, stiffness, or aching after treatment. Whether you are experiencing lower back pain, neck pain, or issues with your sciatica, a visit to the chiropractor can safely provide relief.

If you struggle with frequent headaches, a neck adjustment may be the answer because it improves the mobility and range of motion in the neck. When consulting with a chiropractor, be as specific as possible about what symptoms you are feeling in order for the doctor to provide you with the best treatment options. When working with an experienced and well-trained chiropractor from Divine Spine, chiropractic treatment is safe.

Does Chiropractic Treatment Need a Referral?

Most practices do not require a referral from an MD. However, it does depend on your specific health plan and its requirements. Contact your insurance plan directly to determine what is needed. Generally, patients are able to call a doctor of chiropractic and schedule an appointment.

Is Chiropractic Treatments Safe for Children?

Yes it is! Each treatment is tailored for every patient. When children visit a chiropractor, the treatments are gentle and safe. For children who are especially active in sports or hobbies, injuries from falls or daily activities can benefit from chiropractic treatment.

Do Chiropractors Work in Hospitals?

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Yes, they do. Chiropractors are able to see and treat patients in hospitals as well as have access to their labs and x-ray machines.

How are Chiropractic Adjustments Done?

A doctor of chiropractic will use his or her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, especially the spine. Sometimes special instruments are used to assist the chiropractor in enhancing joint function. A chiropractic adjustment is a controlled procedure and most patients do not feel pain or discomfort. There is often a popping sound during the procedure; this is a gas bubble being released between the joints.

Back pain, neck pain, frequent headaches, sciatica problems can all be resolved through non-invasive chiropractic treatments. Often, medication is that prescribed for these conditions have negative side effects. Improve your health and wellness by giving a chiropractic treatment a try. New doctors can be intimidating, but at Divine Spine, we are here to provide you relief from your pain. You can be confident in our chiropractic care.

Pain for Runners

Pain for Runners

Preventing Back Pain for Runners

Those who run, tend to run often and are passionate about running. Mile after mile, week after week, this repetitive stress and impact on the body can cause many pains and injuries throughout the body. While running has immense benefits for the heart and the soul, running can also cause lower back pain. For runners who already have back pain, running could make the pain worse or could lead to sciatica, leg pain or weakness. For back and lower back pain treatment, contact Divine Spine for chiropractic treatment. Back pain can be severe and waiting for treatment could make it worse and lead to other body injuries. If you are a runner, learn more about how to prevent back pain and contact Divine Spine if you need a chiropractor.

Watch Your Hips

Back pain from running can be caused by poor running form. A lack of hip mobility can be the culprit of lower back pain. When a runner is not as flexible in this area, it limits mobility while running. When there is limited mobility in the hip, the pelvis can often end up rotating too far forward or too far backward, which causes additional stress on the spine.

Exercise Your Core

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Back pain problems for runners can also be caused by weaker core muscles. When you’re running, you may not notice that your core muscles are engaged because the strain is felt in the legs. However, a strong core will aid in a better running form which can help prevent lower back pain. See our blog on Yoga Poses for Stronger Abs, Yoga Poses for Back Strengthening and check back later for exercises that will help improve your core strength.

Preventing Back Pain

If you love running and are passionate about running, you’ll want to follow these tips to help prevent lower back pain, especially if you have had back pain in the past.

  • Doing a thorough warm up before a run is essential in preventing back pain. This will warm up your muscles and prepare them for repetitive impact.
  • Stretch your hamstrings, or the muscles in the back of the thigh. Do this both before and after your run.
  • General muscle strengthening will also help prevent back pain. Cross training, or doing a variety of activities will ensure that all of your muscles get the exercise they need.
  • Wear shoes that are both comfortable and supportive. For advice on the best shoe for your foot, find a local running shoe store.
  • Be mindful of where and on what surface you are running. Try to run on softer surfaces, such as grass, or a rubber track. Running on a harder surface like cement will add to the impact.

If you are experiencing lower back pain or general back pain, contact a chiropractor at Divine Spine for back pain treatment. Getting the treatment you need before it causes other severe injuries is important, so contact us as soon as you begin experiencing pain. Chiropractic treatment shouldn’t be a last resort when it comes to back pain. Contact Divine Spine today and learn how we can give you proper treatment and relief for your lower back pain.