Chances are that you have experienced back or neck pain at one point or another. And we have all certainly dealt with headaches at some point as well! While minor cases these sorts of aches and pains resolve themselves naturally, recovering from chronic cases of pain often requires more than some rest.
It all depends on the source of the pain - which, as our doctors know all too well, is much more varied than one might expect. That, however, is why we offer various treatments for major sources of pain at Genesis Medical Associates, Inc. - including chiropractic care.
Chronic Pain: One Problem, Many Sources
While aches and pains are a universal experience, their causes are numerous. Back pain alone is one of the most diverse injuries we can suffer from. For example:
- Mechanical problems within the back itself can cause pain. Examples of this include ruptured disks or muscle issues.
- Injuries, sprains, or accidents can lead to back pain.
- Some conditions and diseases, such as scoliosis and arthritis, can also cause back pain.
With such a diverse range of reasons behind back pain, a single treatment for everyone dealing with this pain is simply not possible. And the pain associated with our necks and heads may not be related to these sorts of problems at all.
On the other hand, however, in some cases they are fact related to the listed sorts of issues. And depending on the source of the pain - and the type of pain you’re living with - it’s entirely possible that your doctor will recommend chiropractic therapy to address the issue.
Understanding Chiropractic Care
Once a neglected source of treatment, chiropractic options have grown in popularity over the last decade or so due to their ability to address so many aches and pains. Chiropractors - the doctors who deliver chiropractic treatments - are specialized health care professionals that are concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. And since the health of the musculoskeletal system can affect the nervous system and our general health, a chiropractor can be an incredible resource when dealing with back pain.
So how does it work? Through manual adjustments/manipulations of the spine and joints, chiropractors can influence the body’s nervous system and natural defense mechanisms in order to alleviate pain, relieve pressure on the nerves, improve general health, and even promote the body’s natural healing capabilities. As a result of all of these benefits, chiropractic treatments are now recognized as wonderful treatments for lower back pain, neck pain, and even chronic headaches.
Chiropractic Care At Genesis Medical
Chiropractic services are available through our practice for patients who are are struggling with chronic pain affecting their muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. At Genesis Medical, we are proud that we are able to offer in-house chiropractic treatments to our patients. In-house services ensure that you don’t need to hop from doctor to doctor, just to get back to the state of health you want to be in. Even better, by offering chiropractic treatments, we are proudly able to reduce the difficulties associated with taking regular prescription medications, while also boosting our patients’ health in a more natural, holistic fashion.
Here at Genesis Medical, our chiropractors feel that their job is to evaluate patients’ health and offering the best solution for their individual needs. To find out if chiropractic services could benefit you, please call 412.847.0066 today to set up an appointment. Our doctors and chiropractors will use diagnostic testing procedures to ensure that we provide the best care for your health needs!