Structural Care

Back Pain Causes

With Proper Structural Care from a Licensed Chiropractor, your Planet Chiropractic experience can determine back pain causes, and set you on a path to redemption.

Structural Care is the Core of Chiropractic Care

One of the core philosophies of chiropractic care is that your body is constantly seeking a natural balance among all the systems of the body and that these systems are meant to work together. For example, when your spine is not positioned normally, your back muscles pull against the out-of-position vertebrae in order to pull them back into correct position. This often leads to muscle strain, not to mention that the out-of-position vertebrae can irritate the nerves exiting the spine.

Getting on Your Last Nerve

When spinal nerves are irritated, they don't function properly or optimally. In fact, irritated or damaged spinal nerves will usually pass along the reduction in function to the systems and organs they control. If your breaker switch is flipped or altered inside your electrical panel, then the items that it sends specific power signals to will be dysfunctional. Planet Chiropractic utilizes structural care to provide relief of both the localized muscle pain from damaged spinal nerves and the consequential “downstream” organ or system dysfunction due to the spinal nerve malfunction. By diagnosing and treating the faulty spinal nerve situation, we hope to eliminate a whole host of pain and problems.

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Structural Care

One of the core philosophies of chiropractic care is that your body is constantly seeking a natural balance.

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Auto Accidents

The jarring effects of car accidents can cause major pain and discomfort, as well as many long term structural issues.

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Sports Injuries

More and more athletes are discovering the virtues of consistent chiropractic care to actually improve their athletic performance

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Structural Integrity

Planet Chiropractic recognizes that no one is going to achieve absolute structural perfection for the rest of their lives. However, there is a structural range that is considered by experts to be optimal for performance, movement, and full body system functionality. This concept is similar to the way that we understand what high blood pressure is because of the normal range for blood pressure. It is also similar to the concept of how we understand what a fever is because we know what the normal temperature is for the body. Some of the questions Chiropractors can answer to measure these structural components are:

  • Are your shoulders level?

  • Are your hips even (sitting and standing)?

  • Do you shift your weight onto one side more than the other?

  • Do you have an acceptable range of motion in your shoulders and hips?

  • Do you have any pain when your spine is flexed within a certain range?

Back Pain Causes

Chiropractors can use certain measurements as a way to confirm and isolate structural problems your body has already identified. Your body uses many secondary symptoms and pain signals as warning signs of a potentially serious condition caused by a structural shift. For instance, your lower back pain causes can be the signal that a vertebra in the Lumbar region of your spine has shifted. More dramatically, the nerves that use those same vertebrae could also control “downstream” systems like your appendix, bladder, lower legs, ankles, and feet.

Structural Care Begins with Treating the Source

An untreated structural shift in your spine is not only one of the primary lower back pain causes, but could also be the reason you’re having trouble in other areas. Planet Chiropractic believes that your body was made to heal from within. Our office primarily focuses on detecting, locating, and correcting improper shifts, so your body can have the ability to heal on its own and so that you can be symptom-free. We believe this to be the most efficient approach because we are working on the root cause and not just the secondary conditions. It’s like if you want to stop bleeding, but you don’t stop the source of the bleeding, your problem might continue. Planet Chiropractic goes to the source of your pain or dysfunction.

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Planet Chiropractic is committed to providing West Georgia, Metro Atlanta, and the West Atlanta community with a full range of premier chiropractic services and wellness educational opportunities. We are your #1 source for understanding, diagnosing, and beginning treatment for your total body pain and dysfunctional issues.