Low Back, Mid Back, & Neck Pain
A Chiropractor can help you with your back and neck pain
Back pain is the top reason that people seek out the assistance of a chiropractor. Dr. Curtis Potts, your Reno Chiropractor, can help you with pain management and improve the alignment of your back. By doing so, he can help prevent future episodes of pain.
Upon your first chiropractor appointment, Dr. Potts will take a medical history and ask you questions about your back and neck pain triggers. It is also likely that Dr. Potts will examine your back and/or neck to see if he can determine where the pain is coming from.
Chiropractors are highly trained and are able to feel a person’s back and identify problems almost immediately. Dr. Potts is not only a highly trained and experienced chiropractor in Reno, but he also has experience in orthopedic surgery and physical therapy. With that being said, he knows what to look for and what treatments are adequate for each individual person.
Chiropractic treatment for your back and neck pain.
There are various types of treatments that a chiropractor can do for your back and neck pain. Each person is different and may require a treatment unique to their injury. However, there are some common types of treatment that chiropractors use.
A very common treatment that Dr. Potts uses is spinal manipulation. To do this, you will need to lie down on a special table with your legs and arms strategically placed. Then he will apply pressure to make your bones and joints return to their proper locations. Most of Dr. Pott’s patients feel much better following the procedure. However, it’s not uncommon to be a little sore a few days afterwards. Setting your body straight is no simple task!
Another form of treatment that chiropractors use is called mobilization. This is a low-velocity manipulation that uses stretching and movement of the muscles and joints. The goal is to improve mobility and range of motion. It’s great for people with stiff muscles from an accident or fall.
Why is your back or neck hurting anyway?
The only way to know for sure is by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Potts and allowing him to examine you. But human bodies are amazing things and it’s important to understand your own basic anatomy to understand why you are experiencing back and neck pain.
There are many parts of a spine that have to work together to make our bodies function at its full capacity. The spinal cord and nerves of the back are the communication lines between the brain and the rest of the body and they are mighty important. The vertebrae (the bones of the spine) have an important job in protecting those nerves. The vertebrae are separated by fibrous discs (rubbery discs), which keep the bones from rubbing causing us pain. The ligaments of the spine hold the vertebrae together. And the muscles attach to the vertebrae and provide stability and allow us to move.
Phew! There’s today’s anatomy lesson. It’s amazing isn’t it?
When everything is in perfect harmony, we don’t give it a second thought when we hit the gym. However, if a single piece becomes out of whack, pain and misery sets in. It becomes a game of dominos and all those parts are affected in some way.
A chiropractor can get to the root of the problem and determine what needs to be done to aide in the healing process. A fast, most efficient recovery is always desired by patients, and by choosing chiropractic care, you’re choosing just that.
Dr. Potts is your go-to Chiropractor in Reno, Nevada who specializes in neck and back pain. With his extensive experience and passion for helping people find solutions to neck and back pain, you’re sure to get on the road to recovery. Call us today at 775-204-1194.