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For pain relief without relying on medications or surgery, our chiropractor near Charlotte offers the latest techniques in therapeutic massage, spinal adjustment and alignment, posture and exercise therapy and nutritional guidance. Acute care for musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, and inflammation refers to our chiropractor applying principles of chiropractic medicine to soft tissue and joint disorders requiring immediate attention. Maintenance care involves our chiropractor providing ongoing, regular treatment to manage chronic conditions without drugs or surgical intervention. For example, if you strain your back at work, you may need one or two spinal adjustments to restore back health and alleviate pain. Alternately, if you have been diagnosed with a bulging disc, we will recommend maintenance care (regularly schedules chiropractic care) to prevent worsening of a bulging disc.
Adjustments to the spinal vertebrae are designed to treat subluxation, a disorder affecting your nervous system when vertebrae slip out of place and press against nerves extending throughout the spine. With extensive knowledge of the vertebral subluxation complex (bones, nerves, muscles, soft tissues and the chemicals contributing to its functioning), our Charlotte chiropractor manipulates the spine and its vertebrae to eliminate subluxation and remove pressure on nerves. Treatment for nerve compression is considered acute care while maintenance care may be needed to reduce your risk of suffering additional subluxations in the future.
When traditional treatment methods fail to resolve the chronic pain of bulging or herniated discs, chiropractors provide proven chiropractic techniques for rapid pain relief. Bulging discs cause pain when they become inflamed and shift away from their normal position. Responsible for cushioning spinal vertebrae and preventing vertebrae from scraping against each other, gelatinous intervertebral discs may protrude far enough to irritate nerve endings, causing radiating back pain.
Bulging disks tend to happen gradually instead of suddenly. We want you to know that neglecting to treat bulging discs with either acute care or maintenance care may result in a herniated (ruptured) disc. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can help chiropractors evaluate bulging discs so that an appropriate treatment program can be developed and implemented by your chiropractor.
Muscle spasms slipped discs and other painful back disorders respond well to decompression therapy, holistic chiropractic techniques that increase space between misaligned spinal vertebrae. Decompression therapy also improves mobility, increases blood flow to the spine and promotes waste removal to possibly help reduce your risk of suffering degenerative arthritis or formation of bone spurs. In addition, spinal decompression therapy relieves numerous disorders resulting from a misaligned spine and is an effective treatment for alleviating the tenderness and stiffness of muscle guarding. Muscle guarding is condition emerging when individuals suffering from back and spine disorders overcompensate by relying on muscles unrelated to the back.
For more information about acute/maintenance chiropractic care provided by our Charlotte chiropractor or to schedule an appointment today, please contact us at (704) 542-6500.
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This was my second episode of symptoms so bad that I could not work. The first time I turned to an orthopedic clinic for help. It was very slow going for relief. I had always heard good things about chiropractic treatment. The second time around I called Dr. RICHARD GALLAGHER at GALLAGHER Chiropractic after 6:00pm at his office. He saw me the next morning and afternoon and continued to treat me with adjustments and heat therapy. I was walking straight within a few days and pain free within a few weeks. I highly recommend GALLAGHER Chiropractic.