Chiropractic adjustments are incredibly effective for restoring proper spinal alignment, which is critical when the cause of neck pain is due to a pinched nerve or spinal subluxation in the neck area. There is no downtime or additional discomfort to the patient, and symptoms will decrease with each adjustment. Each patient is evaluated individually but in most cases physical therapy is also recommended to address the underlying muscular imbalances, and to help the patient build mobility and strength to ensure that the pain stays away for good.
When treating back pain with surgical methods, most surgeons focus only on the spine. However, studies show that approximately one-quarter of reported incidents of lower back pain originate in the sacroiliac joint, not the spine, and are frequently misdiagnosed as spinal subluxations or herniation. In these cases, sacroiliac joint dysfunction is the actual source of back pain and requires a different treatment approach.