How to Avoid Developing Hip and Back Issues

Closeup of male with lower back pain. Red spot emphasizing sore area.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low back pain. Even though low back pain plagues many people, finding the cause for each case can be a challenge. This is why, chiropractors at Adjust Your Health Chiropractic, make sure a complete consultation, exam, and x-rays are performed to allow for a proper diagnosis. Overall, chiropractors are spinal specialists that are trained extremely well to not only help alleviate your pain but also find the cause of the problem.

As you seek help from your local chiropractor, you’ll want to keep the following things in mind:


  • Prevention Is Key

Prevention is often the best cure for low back pain. When a patient sees a chiropractor, they’ll not only find relief from the low back pain they’re experiencing, but they’ll also learn ways to prevent such pain in the future. By using proper exercise and ergonomic techniques, they can ease their pain before it even starts. Amazing results are easily obtained simply by patients listening to the instructions given by their chiropractic doctor.

  • Treatment Options Are Available

Fortunately, there are many treatment options for low back pain. Based on the diagnosis provided by your chiropractor, he or she will be able to suggest those that should benefit you the most. These treatments may include one or more of the following:

dreamstime_xxl_34164527Spinal adjustments delivered either by hand or instrument like an Activator

Hot or cold compresses

Physical therapy exercises

Massage Therapy or some other form of soft tissue work

Getting Relief From Your Pain

If you were prescribed pain medication by a medical doctor before seeing your chiropractor, it may still be required to help reduce your pain levels. However, the good news is that you may be able to decrease your pain medication quicker than usual as spinal misalignments are corrected, nerve compression is alleviated and inflammation is reduced. That alone is well worth the investment of time and money to see your local chiropractor. Modern chiropractors such as my husband, Dr. Jeff, and I work seamlessly with your MD to help get you out of pain quickly.

  • Rehab Through Exercise

As your care progresses from pain relief to rehabilitation of the spine, your chiropractor in Overland Park will recommend certain exercises to help strengthen your core muscles which, in return, will help stabilize and protect your lower back. Typically, these exercises are individually prescribed by your chiropractor to make sure you understand how to do them without re-aggravating your original complaint. Once you’ve been educated on their purpose and know how to perform them correctly without supervision, you’ll be able to continue them at home in conjunction with the spinal adjustments you receive at the office during maintenance care.

  • Surgery May Be Avoided

Depending on your condition, you may be able to avoid surgery if you choose to see a chiropractor before your injuries or pain become worse. In some instances, a chiropractor can help you to avoid surgery entirely by helping correct the problem instead of just masking it through pain relief. Pretty cool, huh? 🙂

The key is to make sure you follow the recommendations of your chiropractor after a thorough consultation and examination are performed. Part of the examination procedures may require X-rays or MRIs. These not only benefit the chiropractor when he or she is developing your treatment plan but will also give you the peace of mind that the problem will be found. Remember, the correct diagnosis is extremely important so the correct treatment protocol will be administered.

The bottom line is that a chiropractor is the ideal professional to consult with for any pain in the musculo-skeletal system. They’re not only well-qualified to treat conditions like low back pain, but also achieve great results in a very affordable and effective manner. If you or a loved one are suffering from low back pain, give us a call. We’re here to help! 913-681-7757

Thanks for reading!

Dr. Christina 🙂

Adjust Your Health Chiropractic