Spinal problems affect millions of Americans each year. Often these manifest themselves through upper and lower back pain, sciatica and hip or leg discomfort. The causes vary. Poor posture, auto accidents, improper lifting of objects and sports injuries are all common culprits. Those in the Fairfax, VA area have found relief through the spine specialist, Dr. Shirine Hegazi, at Concept Chiropractic and Rehab.
Painful, Chronic Spine Problems
One of the most common problems associated with chronic back pain occurs when someone suffers from a disc injury. This can happen in an auto accident, when playing sports or even through improper lifting. Injuries to a disc, which is a supportive gel-like cushion that separates each of the various vertebrae, can cause terrible pain, which can end up being chronic and debilitating.
This can lead to lost work hours, an inability to enjoy even simple activities and ongoing pain that can detract from the enjoyment of life. The spine is especially difficult to treat as the pain related to a spine problem may manifest itself in another part of the body. Chiropractors are specially trained in this area of diagnosis.
Natural treatment through chiropractic and rehab is gentle, safe and non-intrusive. A chiropractor can open up the channels of communication within the body, which allows the healing process to begin. It also helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pressure on the affected area. It reduces stress on the area and encourages the swollen gel-like material in the disc, which has been impinging on the nerves in the back and causing pain, to recede.
Why Forego Surgery?
In the past many people have decided to undergo surgical procedures for spinal problems. However, not many are opting for less intrusive measures. Surgery always carries certain risks and it also involves the use of drug therapy. However, when one opts for a natural route, such as the combination of chiropractic care and physical rehabilitation, they usually find progressive relief and a cure that is long lasting as the condition is corrected and muscles within the affected area are strengthened.
Road to Recovery
The road to recovery for someone who decides to see a Fairfax, VA chiropractor starts immediately with treatment. It is effective, fast and natural. Also most major health insurance plans cover chiropractic care. Physical rehabilitation, such as that offered by Concept Chiropractic and Rehab, is doubly effective when combined with the expertise offered by a chiropractor.
Additionally prior to treating any spinal problem, a chiropractor will conduct a total analysis of the patient, determining the initial cause of the problem. Once that cause is deciphered, whether it is bad posture, improper lifting of objects or a worn out mattress, it can be eliminated. That is a major factor in ensuring that the healing process works thoroughly. With time, attentive action and the knowledge and expertise of a well-trained practitioner, someone suffering from pain associated with a spinal problem finds relief.