Chiropractic Manipulation Helps the Painful Spine

May 02, 2017

The spine is grateful for spinal manipulation! It certainly welcomes what spinal manipulation feels like and rewards its owner with relief of back pain and relaxation. When you take your Georgetown spine to Dr. Butwell, Dr. Butwell treats it gently, safely and effectively. The Georgetown chiropractic treatment plan integrates relieving, research-proven spinal manipulation.

Stops Painful Messages 

Spinal manipulation halts back pain’s messages to the body that it hurts. Dr. Butwell understands that our Georgetown chiropractic back pain patients want to stop the hurt. Spinal manipulation has an anti-nociceptive - anti-pain - effect on back pain. Spinal manipulation allays11 back pain by affecting the pain messages created by irritated spinal nerves. In one particular study, spinal manipulation more effectively interfered with pain messages than did tactile sensation (no effect) or mechanical stimulus (no significant effect). (1) Dr. Butwell uses Georgetown spinal manipulation to stop the painful irritation of the spinal discs.

Improving Water Content 

The intervertebral disc of the spine depends on its water content to be healthy and not easily irritated, maintain its height and play its role in maintaining spinal mobility and being the shock-absorber between the spinal vertebral bones! That may diminish the essence of the disc’s role a bit, but the spinal disc is essential to spinal movement and critical to back pain relief. It’s the most pain-sensitive structure in the spine! (2) Dr. Butwell takes care of the disc and the spine. When the spine is loaded by compression or even during exercise, it responds. How? T2 MRI images reveal decreased value meaning that water content is low in the facet joints and the nucleus pulposus. (3) That is why it’s so vital to stay hydrated, drink water, and treat the disc to Georgetown chiropractic care!

Disc Height Increases 

Discs in the lower back do react to Georgetown chiropractic. Intervertebral disc height improves with traction. (4) That is what happens with Cox Technic, the form of spinal manipulation Dr. Butwell offers and is proficient in delivering. With Cox Technic, disc height enlarges by 17%, and spinal area opens by 28%. (5) When discs degenerate, they lose disc height. Spinal area diminishes. Spinal nerves are more prone to irritation. Dr. Butwell’s Georgetown chiropractic care assists in diminishing that irritation and the associated Georgetown back pain.

Dr. Butwell provides spinal manipulation to relieve back pain. Along with spinal manipulation, Dr. Butwell recommends nutritional supplementation with glycosaminoglycan elements glucosamine and chondroitin – both tied to the sulfate radical which imbibes fluid. It is all part of your Georgetown treatment plan.

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic appointment now. Your spine and its discs will reward you for the relief of pain they find at Dr. Butwell!