Chronic Spinal Pain Solutions In Gig Harbor

Chronic Spinal Pain Solutions In Gig Harbor

Back Pain Tips from a Gig Harbor Chiropractor

Chronic spinal pain in Gig Harbor is when the spinal pain extends for longer than 3 weeks. This pain can be dull, stabbing, burning, numbing, constant, pounding, radiating to extremities, episodic, or worse with certain movements.

Chronic spinal pain is usually only triggered by falls or injuries but has underlying, pre-existing causes.

The usual causes for chronic spinal pain include:

  1. Genetics and age
  2. Improper posture
  3. Arthritis
  4. Diabetes
  5. Cancer
  6. Muscle deconditioning
  7. Traumatic events
  8. Overuse and daily repetition

While chronic pain might seem daunting, it isn’t so.

It can usually be solved or managed efficiently with treatments.

Surgeries are very rarely turned to (only if all non-surgical methods have failed).

Chiropractic Care for Chronic Spinal Pain in Gig Harbor WA

Chiropractic care at Fox Chiropractic Wellness Center in Gig Harbor is a very effective method for either pain management or cure, depending upon your issue (for issues cancer, arthritis, diabetes, etc. need medications and surgeries and chiropractic care can be a quick recovery pain management).

Chiropractic care or Chiro care is a very effective, holistic, non-invasive health treatment.

Chiro care focuses on the principle of only helping the body heal itself.

The treatments do this by increased blood circulation, better immunity, increased pain resistance, relaxed nerves for pain relief, quicker healing, etc.

Chiropractors could use their hands, or machines to manipulate the soft tissues, muscles, tendons, nerves, etc. into getting better circulation which would hasten the healing process.

Chiropractors could use a variety of treatments for the same depending upon the cause, health condition, pain severity, and lifestyle of the person. It is a very patient-centered treatment.

They could use:

  1. Spinal manipulation: also called a chiropractic adjustment.

    A manual manipulation. High-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to abnormal vertebrae to improve functionality, restore range of motion in the back, and reduce nerve irritability.

  1. Spinal Decompression: uses a traction table.

    Stretches the spine by elongating the spine in certain angles and directions to create negative intradiscal pressure so that the disc pops back into space and there is an influx of nutrients, oxygen, etc. so the disc starts to heal and doesn’t put pressure on the nerves.

  1. Ice/ heat, laser, ultrasound, electric stimulation therapy:

    These are super quick in pain management and effective in solving the root cause. The heat, cold, laser, ultrasound, electric currents, all penetrate through the skin layers and deep into the affected nerves, bones, tendons, etc and the effect of their penetration allows the pain to be relieved and the area to have better healing.

  1. Stretches and exercise:

    Some issues require just effective recovery techniques, and that is usually given with deep, healing, effective chiropractic stretches.

  1. Lifestyle and nutritional changes:

    Certain causes just require a lifestyle change or nutritional change and chiropractors suggest certain changes for optimal healing.

Certain health conditions and chiropractors might require you to get a massage or other relaxing therapies before, to have a relaxed body to work on.

All these treatments focus on better healing, increased circulation, improved functionality, and pain relief. Chiro care has a lot of benefits and is suitable for all ages and most health conditions.

So, book an appointment with your nearest licensed Gig Harbor chiropractic to start healing.


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Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972