Back Pain Treatments

Suppose you are suffering and seeking back pain relief. In that case, you can look to Dr. Godwin Sammut of Lifetime Wellness Holistic Health Center in Pleasanton, CA, who has been treating patients with holistic chiropractic care since 1997. 

More than 45% of patients who visit a chiropractor are there because they suffer from lower back pain, making it the most popular reason for a chiropractic visit. Dr.Sammut practices many techniques that can help provide back pain relief. Some of them include activator adjustments, therapeutic massage, myofascial release, and clinical nutrition.

Activator adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are the bedrock that chiropractic treatment is based upon. When vertebrae are out of alignment, which is known as subluxation, the messages between the brain and other body parts are not able to get through clearly. With the use of adjustment, the bones are moved back into the correct position. This can be done in different ways, including using manual manipulation, or it can be done using an activator.  

The activator is an instrument that the chiropractor uses near or at the affected joint. Pressure is applied and a quick thrust follows. During this adjustment technique, the patient remains still. A treatment plan will be devised after the patient is examined to see if there is any improvement. It may take as few as three or four treatments to get the desired back pain relief. 

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage helps to get the patient to relax and is often used in conjunction with other treatments which will work better when the back is relaxed. Different types of massage are available depending on the type of injury or pain that is being treated. 

Myofascial release

With myofascial release, the object is to release the trigger points in the myofascial tissue. It is usually done as part of massage therapy. Once the trigger points have been identified, the therapist works with them to get them to relax. Pressure is applied that helps to relieve some of the stiffness and the resulting pain.  

Clinical nutrition

Dr. Sammut believes that you are what you eat, and clinical nutrition counseling is part of your treatment for back pain relief and all conditions that he sees you for. He empowers his patients to enjoy a lifetime of wellness through being proactive in their own health.

It's time to commit to back pain relief. Dr. Sammut of Lifetime Wellness Holistic Health Center in Pleasanton, CA has the experience and the therapies to help you. To make an appointment, call us at (925) 429-8009 or (925) 963-2740 to begin your wellness journey. 

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