There are so many options to “see” the spine. Imaging, ultrasound, clinical testing. What is best? That depends. Your Easley chiropractic spinal pain doctor at Young Chiropractic implements the test(s) that are necessary to “see’’ the spine most optimally to create the best treatment plan for treatment and relief.
KNOWING WHAT MAY UNDERLIE PAIN: What Chiropractors Look For
Chiropractors in addition to general practitioners and other healthcare providers must be on the look out for all types of underlying triggers of back pain from fractures, infections, tumors, radiculopathy, axial spondylarthritis, and extravertebral causes. These may require imaging, lab tests, etc., to help identify. 20% of back pain bouts may have these kinds of underlying issues that need to discovered in a timely manner. (1) Sometimes, knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spondylosis appear together in a patient. Having one or the other condition significantly raised the risk of having the other. (2) Though they are not likely in your vocabulary, they are in your chiropractor’s! Schmorl’s nodes. Seen on imaging, these are noted in 33% of low back pain patients and in just 11.5% of asymptomatic subjects. Body weight seems to influence the number of these viewed on imaging. (3) Your Easley chiropractor is well-versed in looking for all of these and more issues.
WHAT ELSE DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR LOOK FOR
Decreased balance capability could potentially impact recovery from low back pain. (4) Young Chiropractic looks for depressive signs as they tend to add to more primary care visits in acute low back pain patients, greater pain intensity, more disability, and less recovery in acute and chronic back pain patients. (5) Each of our Easley patients is a whole person! Your chiropractic team sees you that way. So what else do we look for? All that may slow down your recovery.
WHAT DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR DO FOR SPINE-RELATED PAIN
Whether you have low back pain or neck pain or low back or neck related leg or arm pain, your Easley chiropractor will direct your care be it just for a diagnosis and referral to the appropriate healthcare colleague or for the establishment of an in-house treatment plan leading to pain relief. We are here for you. We read the spine research to keep up with all the latest in diagnostic tips and tools. And we offer pain-relieving spinal manipulation with The Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression System of Spinal Pain Mangement. Spinal manipulation has shown itself through research to be effective in controlling low back pain as fast as immediately. Stiffness and tone were documented to improve right after treatment while elasticity decreased. (6)
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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Joseph D’Angiollilo on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he found a spinal tumor via his careful clinical exam of a man with back pain. Unusual, yes, but such a cause of pain can be revealed by a well-trained and experienced chiropractor like your Easley chiropractor. You’re in good hands!
Schedule your next Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic. With so many ways available to “see” your spine, know that we’ll find what’s going on and a path to get you some pain relief. We look forward to seeing you at your next chiropractic visit!