I am a big proponent of holistic care and traditional medical practices working hand-in-hand to help patients with many disorders. Of course, I always emphasize that chiropractic care, physical therapy, and acupuncture can be useful tools in avoiding the unnecessary use of drugs and surgical procedures—a mutual goal for all health practitioners and patients.
It’s come to my attention that more back pain sufferers are going under the knife than ever before, and that many of these surgeries are avoidable. While a small number of people with back pain really do need surgical intervention, spinal operations are increasing in frequency. In particular, complex surgeries are being performed more than ever before. Logically, there is no reason that more people would have suddenly developed a need for such surgeries.
According to a study documented in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is a reason for this upswing in back surgeries—that an increasing number of both patients and doctors believe that, generally speaking, more healthcare is always better. But is that true?
Of course not. I know from years of experience that there are many options for back pain sufferers that are effective and non-surgical.
Let’s take a look at a few of them:
Chiropractic care is especially relevant in the relief of back pain in that it is concerned with the central nervous system, which is made up of both the spine as well as the parts of the body responsible for pain (the nerves and the brain). By ensuring total spinal health, chiropractic care enhances the body’s ability to heal itself as well as function at its absolute best.
Many patients with back pain also include the use of Acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms. Acupuncture promotes the release of natural pain-killing chemicals in the body, while simultaneously inhibiting stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system to regulate pain and inflammation.
Physical Therapy is also commonly used to relieve back pain. The focus of back pain treatment is to reduce pain, build strength, and restore mobility and flexibility.
Treatment for Back Pain at Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center
At our Red Bank, New Jersey facility, we are committed to helping patients relieve pain through the healthiest methods possible. Toward this goal, we treat the patient as a whole with multiple options for care including chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and deep tissue massage.
The chiropractic care practiced at Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center includes both traditional styles of chiropractic as well as the most revolutionary. I believe that, by learning and incorporating the latest and best treatment techniques, we can offer our patients a lot more. Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation incorporates a type of chiropractic known as Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), which focuses on the total structural rehabilitation of the spine for clearly defined improvements in patient health.
Our Monmouth County physical therapists work according to the same principle. Our facility includes the use of the following cutting-edge techniques:
- Ice and Heat;
- Low Level Laser Therapy;
- Massage; and
- Active Rehabilitation (Exercises).
If you are looking for ways to deal with back pain that do not include the use of painkilling medications or surgery, feel free to contact our Red Bank, NJ office to learn more.