Did you know up to 80 percent of adults will experience back pain? Spine problems are an inconvenience that can keep us from our favorite activities and are a leading cause of missed workdays and disability. Chiropractic care is an effective way to relieve the common symptoms of back pain, so you can lead a normal and healthy lifestyle.

Adjustments for Back Pain

According to the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society, spinal manipulation is a preferred treatment method for back pain. If you are unable to walk or move properly, chiropractic can help improve physical function.

Using a controlled amount of pressure, specific hand movements stretch restricted spinal joints, while relaxing the surrounding muscles. A small thrust or “adjustment” realigns the bones to make them straighter and improve joint mobility.

Common Conditions We Treat

Our team of chiropractors are very successful at relieving neck, mid-back and lower back pain. There are many causes of this discomfort, including muscle, tendon or ligament sprains and strains, undue stress on the body and sudden injury. Some of the ailments we treat are:

  • Pinched nerve, which results from the spine narrowing
  • Disc bulge or herniation, or damage to the outer edges of the discs between vertebrae
  • Degenerative arthritis, the gradual breakdown of cartilage and bone

Lower & Middle Back Pain

The lumbar spine connects our upper and lower bodies. It allows us to twist, turn and bend but endures much stress from daily activity. There is a curve in the small of the lower back that provides structural support and stability, called the lumbar lordosis. Over time, pressure on this curve can lead to back pain which unfortunately, is commonly managed with muscle relaxers, over-the-counter medication and steroid injections. Chiropractic care uses spinal manipulation to correct the disturbance in your lumbar lordosis. Our doctors can also suggest lifestyle changes that complement our in-office treatment plans.

The connection between the cervical spine (upper back) and the lumbar spine is called the thoracic spine. Twelve vertebrae run from the base of the neck down to the abdomen. The middle back is the strongest and most stable region of the spine, protecting our organs and nervous system, and helping us stand tall. Common causes of mid-back pain include injury, overuse, degeneration and other forms of trauma. Chiropractic aims to realign the spinal bones where they attach to the thoracic vertebrae.

Treatment of Subluxation

The term “subluxation” refers to a misalignment of the vertebral column, or backbone. It is a leading cause of back and neck pain that can lead to nerve irritation, a serious medical concern. The spine and central nervous system work together to keep the body functioning properly. When the spine becomes compromised, the nervous system cannot function properly. The nerves that exit the spine control every single cell and organ system (i.e. heart, lungs, stomach, colon, reproductive and immune systems). The goal of regular chiropractic adjustments is to maintain the integrity of the body’s core systems.
 
Work with our team to address your back pain and restore a functioning, healthy body. To make an appointment, contact us today!

"I'm a very active individual and lower back pain was getting in the way of activities I love. While my back is still a work in progress, the time spent with Dr. D has been well worth it. I just ran 2 marathons in 2 weeks and these sessions helped me run these races with no back pain."
Matt from mission FITNESS
"I have been a patient at the Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for over a decade. I trust Dr. D. and his team implicitly. I would highly recommend this practice."
Kristin Anderson
"They are not only extremely professional and helpful but genuinely care about your well being! In addition, the group is very supportive of the community. I love that they partnered with We Are the Children to donate thousands of dollars worth of toys.
Jocelyn DeMaio
"This office was the best experience I have ever had with a doctor. The staff are warm, friendly and accommodating. There was never a long wait to see my doctor. Dr. Wade helped with some long term lower back pain that I thought I would have to live with, however after going through the treatment process, I'm happy to say i'm no longer in any pain. I would highly recommend the office to anyone."
Chris Faulkner
"They are not only extremely professional and helpful but genuinely care about your well being! In addition, the group is very supportive of the community. I love that they partnered with We Are the Children to donate thousands of dollars worth of toys.
Jocelyn DeMaio
"Our family has been clients since 1994 and since 2005, we have been one of his long distance clients moving to New Hampshire! We have continued with monthly adjustments as he is truly The Best of The Best!"
Skip Gilman
"They are not only extremely professional and helpful but genuinely care about your well being! In addition, the group is very supportive of the community. I love that they partnered with We Are the Children to donate thousands of dollars worth of toys.
Jocelyn DeMaio
"They are not only extremely professional and helpful but genuinely care about your well being! In addition, the group is very supportive of the community. I love that they partnered with We Are the Children to donate thousands of dollars worth of toys.
Jocelyn DeMaio
"I have been a patient at the Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for over a decade. I trust Dr. D. and his team implicitly. I would highly recommend this practice."
Kristin Anderson
"Dr. D has been providing an integrative approach to the health and well being of my family for over 25 years. He is not only a highly skilled practitioner, but is a compassionate and caring person, not only to his patients but to the community.
Susan Keane
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