At Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, we offer chiropractic care for common conditions, including back pain. You don't have to live with pain; we can provide the relief you need.
Common Types and Causes of Back Pain
The common types of back pain include low back pain and upper back pain. Back pain can be caused by an injury, chronic condition, or spinal misalignment. It can be triggered by strains or sprains, bulging or herniated discs, spinal misalignment, arthritis, or degenerative disc disease.
Diagnosing Back Pain
Your chiropractor will perform a physical exam to diagnose the cause of your back pain. They will also discuss your symptoms, history, and lifestyle. In some cases, other tests such as X-rays or an MRI may also be needed. Once the cause of your pain is diagnosed, your chiropractor will work with you to create a treatment plan.
Chiropractic adjustment is the first-line treatment for providing pain relief for back pain. Spinal misalignment often causes or contributes to back pain. During a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor will use gentle pressure and thrusts to realign your spine. This can relieve pain, improve blood flow and nervous system function, and increase your range of motion.
Although relatively new in the West, acupuncture has been used for more than 5,000 years in Eastern cultures. It is theorized that Qi is the life energy present in all living things. The purpose of acupuncture is to remove blockages of Qi energy, which can relieve pain and improve overall health. Your chiropractor will use tiny needles inserted into the skin at energy points known as meridians. The process is not painful, and many patients find it relaxing.
Therapeutic massage can also be used as a treatment for back pain. We offer different types of massage to treat various conditions, including Swedish massage, hot stone massage, lymphatic massage, and neuromuscular massage. Massage therapy can relieve pain and muscle tension, help maintain proper alignment, reduce stress, and improve flexibility. It also improves lymphatic flow, helping your body rid itself of toxins, and increases blood flow, which aids healing from pain and injury.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice
We take a holistic approach to chiropractic care, focusing on the whole person rather than just the cause of your pain. Through nutrition and lifestyle advice, you can improve your overall health and support your health goals.
Find Back Pain Relief at Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture
If you are experiencing back pain in Springfield, MO, contact Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture at (417) 882-1000. We offer a variety of treatments for back pain relief, including chiropractic adjustment, therapeutic massage, and acupuncture.