Seeing a Doctor of Chiropractic, otherwise known as a Chiropractor,
can be a beneficial step towards effectively treating low back pain.
Chinese Tuina is very similar to Chiropractic and the procedures for treating your pain and
discomfort are the same. Similar to a medical doctor or a dentist, qualified chiropractors
undergo a minimum of 4 years of specialist training, so you can be assured that we
know more about your spine than anybody else.
What Chiropractors Do
Chiropractors utilize a series of treatments designed to manipulate the
spine, joints and tissues of the body to relieve pain and improve functional
If it’s your first visit, your chiropractor will examine you thoroughly
before making any sort of diagnosis or treatment plan, as there are many
reasons why low back pain occurs. In addition to discussing your
‘health history’, your doctor will test your reflexes, sensory nerves, joints,
muscles and other areas of the body to determine the most appropriate treatment.
If a patient is suffering from ‘acute’ (pain usually lasting for
up to six weeks) back pain, a typical treatment plan is 2 or 3 weekly sessions over the
course of 2 to 4 weeks. Often, this can be sufficient to completely resolve
the pain. After this period of intensive treatment, it would be beneficial to
consider regular maintenance care – one visit, every four weeks or so.
If you wonder whether you should choose chiropractic care is good for your back pain, or
would like to find out more about how chiropractic or Chinese Tuina could
benefit you or members of your family, please call AlgarveChiro
on +351 920290142.