Relief from Neck Strain

Heal Your Back The Right Way With Chiropractic Physical Therapy

by Sophie Hill

Ouch. Whether due to a bad sleep position, the bodily twists and turns of daily life, aging, or poor health, back pain is a hindrance that can be excruciating, to say the least. Chiropractic physical therapy is the best solution to look for if you want to really heal your back and not just numb it with painkillers. These tips will help you out so that your back gets the care that brings healing.

Go to the chiropractor and discuss your lifestyle

There are almost always some lifestyle decisions that contribute to your back pain. If you work a really physical job, this will put a heavy burden on your back due to all the lifting that happens. You will hurt your back even more if you have bad form when you lift heavy things.

On the other end of the spectrum, you can also have a bad back due to inactivity. If you're sitting down for several hours per day, you aren't using your back enough to keep the muscles strong and useful. That can become a liability to different muscle groups. You can experience pain all the way down in your hamstrings due to the muscles having to overcompensate for the pain you have in your bad back. Your chiropractor will go through these parts of your lifestyle with you to try to get to the cause of your back pain.

Stick to the physical therapy plan that your chiropractor gives you

Your chiropractor will also test and manipulate your back to see where your major pain points are. They could be due to injuries or repetitive motion. Once the chiropractor can assess why you have back pain, they will put you on a physical therapy plan. Stick to this physical therapy playing without missing a session. That's the only way to get lasting results.

Chiropractic physical therapy for your back could include things like weight training, resistance bands, yoga, lots of stretching, and even pool workouts. It's important to have the help of a chiropractor with enough space and facilities to put you through a variety of workouts.

Continue this plan when you get back home by stretching every night and icing down. You also need to correct the lifestyle mistakes contributing to your back pain, or you will end up at the physical therapist's office all over again.

Heal your back the right way by using these tips and finding a chiropractor.