Unlocking Relief for Spinal Health
Causes of Spinal Problems
Spinal problems can arise from various causes, which can affect different parts of the spine.
Common causes of spinal problems include:
- Degeneration: As people age, the spinal discs degenerate, too, leading to conditions like degenerative disc disease or osteoarthritis. These conditions cause pain, stiffness and reduced mobility.
- Herniated Discs: Herniated or bulging discs occur when the soft inner material of spinal discs push through the tougher outer layer, potentially compressing nerves and causing pain or numbness.
- Spinal Stenosis: This is narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, leading to pain, numbness and other symptoms.
- Scoliosis: Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine, which can cause pain and postural problems.
- Trauma: Accidents, falls, and injuries can damage the spine, causing fractures, dislocations, or other issues.
- Poor Posture: Chronic poor posture can strain the muscles and ligaments of the spine, leading to discomfort and spinal misalignment. Many people often do not take this seriously until the condition becomes serious and they ‘hunch’ badly.
- Infections or Tumours: If these occur in or around the spine, it can cause pain and structural issues.
How to Detect Spinal Problems?
Detecting spinal problems typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests, which may include X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging studies. Symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness, or changes in bowel or bladder functions may also give important clues.
Chiropractic care is a complementary healthcare approach that focuses on identifying and alleviating musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine. Chiropractors believe that many health issues can be traced back to spinal misalignments (or subluxations) that can affect the nervous system.
Chiropractors use manual manipulation techniques to adjust the spine and improve its alignment. Here’s how chiropractic care may help alleviate some of the spinal problems listed above.
- Pain Relief: Chiropractic adjustments can provide relief from acute or chronic back and neck pain by reducing pressure on nerves and improving joint mobility.
- Improved Range of Motion: Adjustments can increase the range of motion in affected areas of the spine, which can improve flexibility and reduce stiffness.
- Postural Corrections: Chiropractors often work on correcting posture issues, which can help alleviate strain on the spine and its supporting structures.
- Prevention: Regular chiropractic care may help prevent future spinal problems by addressing minor misalignments before they become major issues.
- Complementary Care: Chiropractic care is often used alongside other treatments, such as physical therapy and exercise, to provide a holistic approach to spinal health.
It is important to note that there is no ‘magic cure’ and the outcome of chiropractic care can vary, depending on the specific conditions, individual factors, and the skill of the chiropractor. Chiropractic care may not be suitable for all spinal conditions, and medical intervention or surgery may be necessary to address severe spinal issues.
Contact us if you prefer a non-surgical complementary approach to your spinal issues.
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*Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)
[*Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &
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