There are so many ways to “see” the spine. Imaging, ultrasound, clinical testing. What is best? That depends. Your Nashua chiropractic spinal pain doctor at Moriarty Chiropractic implements the test(s) that are necessary to “see’’ the spine best to make the best treatment plan for treatment and relief.
KNOWING WHAT MAY UNDERLIE PAIN: What Chiropractors Look For
Chiropractors as well as general practitioners and other healthcare providers must be on the look out for all types of underlying causes of back pain from fractures, infections, tumors, radiculopathy, axial spondylarthritis, and extravertebral causes. These may require imaging, lab tests, etc., to assist in the diagnosis. 20% of back pain bouts may have these kinds of underlying conditions that really should be found in a timely manner. (1) Sometimes, knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spondylosis appear together in the same patient. Having one or the other condition significantly raised the odds 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 seen in 33% of low back pain patients and in only 11.5% of asymptomatic subjects. Body weight seems to influence the number of these viewed on imaging. (3) Your Nashua chiropractor is informed of these and more issues.
WHAT ELSE DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR LOOK FOR
Reduced balance capability could possibly impact recovery from low back pain. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic looks for depressive symptoms as they tend to add to more primary care visits in acute low back pain patients, greater pain intensity, more disability, and diminished recovery in acute and chronic back pain patients. (5) Each of our Nashua patients is a whole person! Your chiropractic team sees you that way. So what else do we look for? All that may slow 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 Nashua chiropractor will guide your care be it just for a diagnosis and referral to the proper healthcare colleague or for the formation of an in-house treatment plan leading to pain relief. We’re here for you. We study the spine research to keep abreast of all the latest in diagnostic tips and tools. And we deliver pain-relieving spinal manipulation with The Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression System of Spinal Pain Mangement. Spinal manipulation has demonstrated itself through research to be effective in controlling low back pain as quickly as immediately. Stiffness and tone were seen to increase 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 shares how he uncovered a spinal tumor during his detailed clinical exam of a man with back pain. Unusual, yes, but such a source of pain can be found by a well-trained and experienced chiropractor like your Nashua chiropractor. You are in good hands!
Make your next Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. With so many ways available to “see” your spine, know that we will find what’s going on and a path to get you some pain relief. See you at your next chiropractic appointment!