Natural Treatment for Back and Neck Pain
Back pain and neck pain are both extremely common (affecting an estimated 8 out 10 of Americans), and both can prove extremely disruptive to your quality of life. Acute injuries, degenerative joint diseases, soft tissues strains and vertebral disc problems can all make it impossible to earn a living, get a decent night sleep or perform ordinary household tasks. Fortunately, a skilled chiropractor can use natural, non-surgical techniques to help you get your back pain or neck pain under control — and we have two of them here at our chiropractic clinic in Vancouver WA.
Spinal Health with your Chiropractor
When you consider the amount of work your spinal column must do, there is no wonder that this remarkable structure is prone to injuries and chronic ailments. The spine is made of a series of vertebrae, cushioned by spongy discs and articulated by small joints called facet joints. This assembly envelops the spinal cord, whose major nerve roots jut out from the spaces between the vertebrae. Any number of things can throw this delicate balance awry, creating acute or chronic pain that requires the attention of your chiropractic clinic, Dr. Ibolit Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Massage.
Back pain is a major drain on the working world, costing businesses up to $200 billion a year in absenteeism, insurance claims, and other costs. Workers who lift heavy objects are at risk for lower back injury and pain, as are employees who fall or drivers who sustain auto injury accidents. Herniated discs in the lumbar region are not only painful in their own right, but they can also cause referred pain by pinching on the sciatic nerve (sciatica). But back pain can develop gradually as well. For instance, older discs may dehydrate and flatten, causing strain in the facet joints and possibly speed up the process of spinal arthritis.
Many of the same structural problems that cause back pain can also affect the cervical vertebrae and musculature of the neck. Acute injuries such as whiplash, strain from a droop-necked posture and chronic alignment problems can cause neck pain, headaches, and other discomforts.
Ready to Relieve Your Pain?
If you’re fed up with your pain and you’re looking for a Vancouver or Battleground chiropractor who can help, come to Dr. Ibolit Manual Medicine Chiropractic. Any chiropractor on our team can evaluate your entire spinal column to check for any alignment problems that may be causing pinched nerves, joint wear and/or muscular stress in the neck or back.
Once your chiropractor has pinpointed the problem, we can employ natural, safe, non-invasive techniques to correct it. A chiropractic adjustment can improve your spinal alignment and pain-free range of motion, while soft tissue massage can relieve muscle pain, stiffness and inflammation while promoting more rapid healing of acute injuries such as strains and sprains. Contact us for an appointment with our chiropractor in Vancouver!
Headache and Migraine Treatment
A headache is the pain in any part of the head and can feel sharp, dull, or throbbing. An estimated 47% of adults have experienced headaches at least once this past year. Migraine headaches are a subclass of headaches related to electrical and blood pressure activity in the brain and are often associated with vomiting and nausea. Occipital headaches (from whiplash) that occur after car accidents are very common and most often come from injured muscles pulling from the shoulder blades and neck into the back of the head.
Although headaches come from widely varying sources, at least some portion of the pain a person feels can be generated from the muscles and the joints of the neck and upper back. The experienced hands of a chiropractor or massage therapist can help to alleviate these headaches, completely drug-free.
Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is very interesting to treat. Treatment begins from the moment you walk in our door. Gathering of information begins by observing how the patient walks through the hallway. Secondly, we try to establish the cause of this pain. Very often it is not even clear to the patient how this problem may have occurred. In order to figure out the cause, we start exploring their daily routine which includes their work, sleep and spare time. Usually, an experienced chiropractor can pick up on a possible cause from their daily routine. Once there is a clue, palpation of the spine and surrounding musculature of the affected area will complete the “picture” of the situation and a conclusion can be made.
After the cause has been established, the patient is educated on the possible actions that can be made to help resolve their issue.
Once all the questions are answered and the patient is aware of what to do, the treatment begins.
Chiropractic Care with your Vancouver Chiropractors
Chiropractic care is a natural, holistic form of treatment that helps patients recover from injuries and manage chronic pain. Patients young and old can benefit from this non-invasive, medication-free form of care. At Dr. Ibolit Manual Medicine Chiropractic in Vancouver, we provide chiropractic care as to treat injuries, old and new, or help manage your chronic pain. Whether you’re involved in an auto accident, are injured on the job or are experiencing pain as a result of an ongoing medical condition, your Vancouver chiropractors can help.
Providing Natural, Holistic Chiropractic Services in Vancouver since 2001
We provide a range of chiropractic services to the people of Vancouver. Because our techniques typically require no recovery time, many of our patients are able to go about their normal, everyday lives as they work on the healing process.
- Spinal adjustment – Spinal adjustment is the cornerstone of chiropractic care. By realigning the vertebrae of the spine and eliminating subluxations, spinal adjustment helps patients recover from chronic pain and injuries. A spinal adjustment can also help improve communication between the brain and the rest of the body, thus optimizing the body’s performance helping the body avoid diseases.
- Nutrition counseling – Our nutrition counseling services are tailored to each individual so that each person can get the right intake of daily calories, vitamins, and fat. Whether you’re trying to reach a target weight or just want to stay healthy, our nutrition counseling services can help you.
- Lifestyle advice – Often injuries and diseases can be avoided or prevented through smart choices and small changes in normal behavior. We provide lifestyle advice to our patients to help them avoid injuries and chronic pain.
- Stretches and exercises – We show patients how to perform stretches and exercises designed to strengthen their muscles, improve coordination and help old injuries heal. Patients perform stretches and exercises in their homes and during their free time, so they can continue to heal even while not in the chiropractic clinic.
- Massage therapy – Massage therapy is a treatment that we use to loosen tight muscles, improve blood flow and speed the healing process. For patients who suffer from anxiety, massage therapy can also help them relax, which in turn can help them stay healthier.
Treating a Range of Conditions
At Dr. Ibolit Manual Medicine, we treat a range of common conditions. From musculoskeletal conditions to chronic pain, we help our patients feel better. Below are some of the most common injuries and conditions that we treat:
- Car accident injuries
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic pain