Frequently Asked Questions
What causes low back pain?
There are several causes for low back pain, ranging from muscle strain and fatigue to injuries.
However, the most common cause is a misaligned bone in your spine, called a subluxation.
How do I know if I have a subluxation?
Dr. Iszler will do an in-depth consultation along with a chiropractic examination and x-rays, if
necessary, to determine if your pain is due to a subluxation.
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
No. You do not need a referral from another doctor to see a chiropractor.
Do you take x-rays?
Depending on what the doctor finds during your examination, he will take x-rays if necessary. We have on-site digital x-rays so you don’t have to go anywhere else to have them taken.
Do the adjustments hurt?
No. Dr. Iszler uses the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique. This technique utilizes a small handheld adjusting instrument, called the Integrator, to gently adjust the one bone that needs it without twisting and popping.
Do you offer spinal decompression?
Yes. Our spinal decompression table provides gentle traction to decompress the discs, joints and nerves in your low back without the uncomfortable straps and harnesses that typical tables require.
Do you offer laser therapy for low back pain?
Yes. Our Class IV deep tissue therapeutic laser helps to decrease pain and inflammation, increase oxygenation of the tissues and speeds up your body’s natural healing process.
What makes Trinity Chiropractic different?
We use the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique (TRT) to gently adjust your spine without twisting and popping. We also combine this with spinal and postural rehabilitation to speed your healing along and make your changes more permanent.
What could be causing my back pain?
Back pain can have several causes, including sprains, strains, disc bulges, and degenerative changes. The most common cause of back pain is misalignment of the spinal bones (vertebrae), which is known as subluxation.
How can chiropractic care help to alleviate my back pain?
Chiropractic care helps to alleviate back pain by restoring proper alignment of the spinal bones (vertebrae). This takes pressure off of the nerves, resulting in reduced pain. Many chiropractors also use spinal and postural rehabilitation to help strengthen the structures that support the spine.
How many chiropractic treatments will I need for my back pain?
Everyone has unique needs and heals at their own pace. The number of treatments depends on the severity of the problem and how long it has been there, as well as the underlying cause.
Are there any exercises or stretches that can help to relieve my back pain?
Yes. There are stretches and exercises that can help with relieving your back pain. Your chiropractor will give recommendations based on your specific needs.
What lifestyle changes can I make to prevent future back pain?
There are several lifestyle changes that can help to prevent future back pain. These include, but are not limited to improving posture, avoiding prolonged sitting, and getting regular exercise.
Is chiropractic care safe for back pain treatment?
Yes. Chiropractic care is safe for back pain treatment. It is actually statistically safer than taking aspirin.
Can chiropractic care be used in conjunction with other treatments for back pain?
Chiropractic care is frequently used in conjunction with other treatments, such as acupuncture and massage therapy.
What are the most effective chiropractic techniques for back pain?
All chiropractic techniques work. However, one technique that works well for one person may not work as well for the next. That is why it is important to see a chiropractor that is able to adapt adjusting techniques to your specific needs.
How can I maintain the results of chiropractic treatment for back pain?
You can maintain the result of your chiropractic care by following through with maintenance care after your corrective care is complete. Your chiropractor will still see you on a regular basis, just much less often. There is no magic number. It may be once per week, twice per month, or maybe only once per month. This is dependent on your individual situation.
How can I prevent back pain from recurring?
Preventing recurrences of back pain involves maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, avoiding prolonged sitting, proper bending and lifting, and regular chiropractic maintenance, just to name a few.