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How to Fix a Misaligned Spine

Sitting in a slouched position for prolonged periods puts intense strain on your spinal column, resulting in a weak spine. Back pain usually accompanies a weak spine caused by poor posture, but simple back pain can become more severe if left untreated. 

This condition can affect the rest of your body, leading to alignment issues in your pelvis and lower extremities. Consulting a licensed chiropractor can help get your spine back to its correct position before it affects the rest of your body.  

What is Spinal Manipulation?

Spinal Manipulation, also called Spinal Manipulative Therapy, is the best treatment for misaligned spine to relieve muscle soreness and inflammation in the soft tissues. You can expect modern chiropractic care sessions to combine different types of spinal adjustments practiced by chiropractors worldwide.

Typically, a chiropractor will start a treatment session with soft tissue techniques to relieve the muscles that are in spasm. Once the chiropractor is able to calm down the surrounding muscles, they will then perform specific manipulation techniques to realign the spine. 

Causes and Symptoms of Spine Misalignment

There are several reasons behind back pain and spinal misalignment, such as bad posture, sport-related injuries, and degenerative bone conditions. 

Below are other common causes of spine misalignment:

  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Work-related injuries
  • Overexertion
  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Obesity
  • Repetitive physical activities

Meanwhile, here are the common signs that you may be suffering from spine misalignment:

  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Numbness
  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • Impaired mobility
  • Spasms and Stiffness
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Walking difficulty
  • Neck, knee, and hip pain

Read on to find out the musculoskeletal conditions that may lead to a misaligned spine:

Muscle Strain

When you suddenly twist or overstretch your back, you may feel pain going down your buttocks. This lower back injury is called a lumbar strain, which causes stiffness and swelling in your spine.

It’s normal for people to get strains from exercising, playing sports, or lifting heavy objects. While most individuals recover within a month, the condition may become severe without proper treatment. 

Herniated Disc

One of the most common sources of lower back pain comes from pressure placed on the disc.  If too much pressure is placed on the disc, due to prolonged sitting or lifting incorrectly, the disc can bulge, creating back pain and misalignment. 

A chiropractor has the ability to realign the spine and alleviate pressure on the disc. Without realigning the spine, the disc will progressively bulge and potentially cause pressure on spinal nerves causing pain and numbness down the leg. This is known as sciatica. 

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis commonly affects people over the age of 50. The condition develops gradually, usually caused by osteoarthritis or naturally occurring wear-and-tear. It may also happen to younger individuals born with a narrow spinal canal. Those with scoliosis and spinal injuries are also at risk for developing spinal stenosis. 

Is Spinal Manipulation safe?

Spinal manipulation is safe for people with misaligned joints and spinal conditions when performed by chiropractors. Those suffering from mild or severe musculoskeletal pain can seek chiropractic adjustment to restore normal joint function and mobility and relieve muscle soreness and stiffness. 

How long does the recovery period last?

Your recovery depends on the severity of your spine condition. However, you may already see significant improvement after undergoing a few sessions. The program can last for several weeks or months, depending on your progress.

Restore Your Joint Mobility With Chiropractic Care Sessions

Spinal misalignments can take a significant toll on your overall health. Don’t let back pain keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. Take control of your movements and restore your mobility in no time! 

Consult LifeClinic now, and relieve your joint pain through safe and effective spinal manipulation. You may also visit our website to check out our services and locations.

Dr. Reza Alizadeh

Dr. Reza is the visionary behind LifeClinic. His leadership is the foundation for the patient and team member experience, and overall direction of the LifeClinic. As the creator of IMJT, Dr. Reza continues to be the primary teacher on this technique.

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