Hello everyone. Dr. Barley here, your chiropractor for low back pain in Fairhaven, MA.
So how do we take care of low-back pain at Barley Wellness using chiropractic?
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Well, when you come in and get examined by a chiropractor, what’s happening is they’re checking for mobility in the spine. Checking for anything called a subluxation, where there’s a misalignment irritating a nerve, checking for inflammation, and making sure that the disc is not involved so that you don’t have a herniated disc irritating the nerve.
And so we’ll do a bunch of testing for that; musculoskeletal, neurological, orthopedic testing. And then take some digital x-rays if they are warranted. We’ll take some pictures of your spine and give you a specific report of findings on what we found.
Typically when we’re working with a spine, a lower-back injury, we are gonna be adjusting that patient. We may adjust them frequently in the beginning, and as they respond, less and less and at the same time, we may be doing some of our therapies; whether it be physical therapy like ultrasound, or intersegmental traction or… electrical stimulation.
We may do some nutritional support, but for sure, right out of the gate, but also at the end of the care, we wanna make sure that the spine is stabilized after it’s corrected.
So we’ll give some at-home exercises and we’ll do some exercises in-house also.