People who live in Sugar Land, Fort Bend County Texas and who suffer from back pain are fortunate to have chiropractor Steve Harris practicing at Sugar Land Health Center. Renowned for his caring manner, Dr. Harris offers back pain relief and other chiropractic services.
Can Spinal Manipulation Provide Back Pain Relief?
Spinal manipulation, or adjustment, is one way chiropractors treat back pain. While keeping the remaining joints in place, the chiropractor applies controlled force to the affected joint in the spine. Dr. Harris uses a hand-held device, an impulse adjusting tool that moves the joint into place to accomplish the same thing. Manipulation improves spinal alignment, decreases muscle tension and spasm, and allows the central nervous system to function correctly, all of which help provide back pain relief.
Are There Other Therapies?
Although spinal manipulation is the primary treatment, other modalities like myofascial or soft tissue techniques may be helpful for many patients to loosen tight muscles. Chiropractors usually recommend exercises designed to strengthen and stretch muscles. We treat injuries to the spine, including conditions that can cause pain and disability, such as disc pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, and even headaches. If Dr. Harris accepts your case, he will make a customized treatment plan that addresses your immediate pain and the underlying source of the condition.
Can I Prevent Back Pain?
Prevention is always the ideal, although back pain isn’t always preventable. Good body mechanics and proper posture help keep muscles flexible and balanced, and regular strength-training exercises keep muscles strong. Using proper lifting techniques can help protect the spine and prevent stress. However, even when patients do everything right, an injury or condition like arthritis can still result in back pain.
Having neck pain can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. You forget how important your neck health is until you begin having neck pain.
Your neck, also called the cervical spine, supports the full weight of your head. The average weight of someone’s head is twelve pounds, making the neck very susceptible to pain.
Neck pain can be caused by many things, including sitting for long periods of time, repetitive moments, automotive accidents, and even falling. Everyday wear and tear can also give you neck pain.
During your first visit with us, we will do a thorough evaluation and ask you some questions. Ultimately, we want to find the exact root of your problem. By figuring this out, we’ll be able to be on our way to getting you to be pain free.
A neck adjustment is a quick motion that will help improve the mobility in your neck, spine, and overall range of motion. Patients typically notice a reduction in pain very quickly after being adjusted.
For more information on what we offer for those in pain, schedule a consultation with Dr. Harris HERE or call us at (281) 980-105