Dealing with Back Pain Through Chiropractic Care

posted: Feb 25, 2019.

Almost everyone experiences back pain at some time in their life. Minor pain from heavy lifting or overexertion at the gym will often go away on its own in a few weeks. Back pain from an auto accident or slip or fall may linger for a while, disrupting your lifestyle. At Bowman Chiropractic Center in Arlington, we understand how debilitating spinal pain can be. Through chiropractic care, we offer natural solutions for pain relief.

Common Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can come from a number of sources. Auto accidents and slip and falls can cause muscle tears, misaligned joints, sprains and strains that can lead to pain. Poor posture, excessive heavy lifting and even abrupt, awkward movements can strain muscles and ligaments in your back, causing pain. Excessive back strain can lead to muscle spasms.

How Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic care utilizes manual adjustments to correct issues with spinal muscles, joints and ligaments to alleviate pain. By applying controlled pressure on specific areas of your spine, your chiropractor can realign muscles or joints that are out of balance to reduce discomfort and pain.

The first step toward chiropractic treatment is determining the source of your pain. On your first visit to our center, we’ll review your medical history and discuss when and how your pain started. We’ll give you a complete physical exam and conduct tests to determine your flexibility and range of mobility. If necessary, we’ll take x-rays and/or MRIs to obtain an accurate diagnosis for your condition. Once we process this information, we can determine the best course for treatment.

Spinal manipulation is a common technique used for back pain treatment. In conjunction with spinal manipulation, we may add massage therapies, therapeutic exercises and hot/cold treatments into your program to aid in your recovery. Chiropractic care focuses on natural, non-invasive, drug-free techniques to help your body heal. We’ll also provide valuable counsel on how to prevent back pain in the future.

Schedule a Chiropractic Consultation, Contact Bowman Chiropractic Center
To schedule a consultation with your Arlington chiropractor for back pain relief, contact Bowman Chiropractic Center at 703-528-2726 today.

Headache and Migraine Help From Bowman Chiropractic Center

posted: Nov 01, 2018.

Nearly everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their life. Some people experience headaches often, and some of those people actually experience migraines. Migraines are a type of extreme headaches that have a unique set of symptoms and can be debilitating to the chronic sufferer. At Bowman Chiropractic Center we offer quality chiropractic care for your headaches no matter what type you have. We serve Arlington and the surrounding areas.

Are You Suffering From Headaches or Migraines?
Headaches, according to WebMD, are defined as general pain in the area of the head. The term can cover several different types of headaches with ranging severity. Migraines are an extreme type of headache that hurt severely and come with other neurological symptoms as well. If you are experiencing general pain in the area of the head with no other symptoms you are likely suffering from headaches. Migraine symptoms differ starting with the pain level which can reach unbearable levels, other differences include vision disturbances, auditory hallucinations, problems speaking or finding the right words, nausea, and a key factor is location. The location of migraine pain is typically on one side of the face and head only. The pain can be on one side of the jaw, under one eye, radiating down the back of the head and even into the neck.

Causes of Chronic Headaches and Migraines
The cause of many headaches come from stress, dietary choices, and dehydration. Migraine triggers come from the same things that cause a headache, however, there are additional causes such as allergies, bright lights, lack of sleep, and even certain foods like chocolate, aged cheese, and a wine can trigger a migraine. The treatment plan depends partly on the cause for example rehydration with an electrolyte drink helps some who are suffering from a headache or a migraine caused by dehydration, but often when it comes to migraines medication is required to reduce the pain.

However, there is hope outside of strong medications for headache sufferers. Chiropractic care, spinal manipulation in particular, for headaches and migraines have been proven effective especially if the trigger for a migraine or a headache comes from a physical source. If you are looking for an effective way to reduce your chronic head pain, visit a chiropractor for treatment without the side effects of medication.

Contact us at Bowman Chiropractic Center to Help Manage your Headaches With Chiropractic Care
Call us at Bowman Chiropractic Center to start on the path to a pain-free life. We have treatment plans for your chronic pain, so don't suffer a moment more than you have to. 703-528-2726, in Arlington and the surrounding areas.

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