We’ve Got Your Back!

When it comes to back problems, the causes are extremely diverse and poorly understood by the medical profession. This is one of the reasons back problems can be so difficult to manage. Fortunately, no other health care professional spends more time studying the back, neck and spine than does the chiropractor. This is why chiropractors have such great success with those suffering from back and neck problems.

If you’ve tried other forms of care and are still suffering, do your back a favor and give chiropractic care a try.

Our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment, including orthopedic and neurologic evaluations and a nutritional profile to help identify nutritional deficiencies which can be an underlying cause of certain pain syndromes.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, individualized exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support.

To learn more about our Fort Mill chiropractic office or to schedule an appointment call (803) 412-2240.

What Type of Mattress is Best for Your Back?

In a recent study, more than 100 test subjects were randomly assigned a waterbed, body-conforming mattress or traditional firm spring mattress. The subjects were evaluated before and after sleeping on their assigned mattresses for 30 days. Effects evaluated included the subjects’ reported back pain levels, daily functioning and amount of sleep achieved per night.

While researchers found no significant difference between those sleeping on waterbeds and those sleeping on foam mattresses, they did find them both superior to the hard mattress. And while everyone responds differently, those suffering from back pains that sleep on a hard mattress may wish to consider changing to softer, less stiff foam containing mattress or perhaps even those once very popular waterbeds.

At our Baxter Village chiropractor office, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment including orthopedic and neurologic evaluations and a nutritional profile to help identify nutritional deficiencies which can be an underlying cause of certain pain syndromes.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, individualized exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (803) 412-2240.

Massage Therapy to Treat Lower Back Pain

Proponents of massage therapy claim it can minimize pain and disability and speed return-to-normal function for low back sufferers. The authors of a study published in the journal Spine, researched other clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of massage therapy and found massage could be beneficial, especially when combined with exercises and education. More studies are needed and are underway to assess the effect of massage on return-to-work, and to measure longer term effects to determine cost-effectiveness of massage as an intervention for low back pain.

At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment including orthopedic and neurologic evaluations and a nutritional profile to help identify nutritional deficiencies which can be an underlying cause of certain pain syndromes.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, individualized exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (803) 412-2240.