It not only compromises your ability to perform routine tasks like sitting, sleeping, or other activities but also results in lost wages due to absence from work, harms your family and relationships, and prevents you from having a fun and fulfilling life experience.
Whole-Person Approach and Treatment Plan
With nearly 30 years of experience in chiropractic care, Dr. Franson offers a whole-person approach to acute and chronic pain arising from various physiological factors.
He believes that the body is one whole unit comprised of the mind, emotions, and the physical body. With this in mind, his treatment plan provides a comprehensive evaluation, followed by a particular manual approach that helps restore your function, allowing you to begin noticing relief quickly and progressively.
What Are the Causes of Back Pain?
The spine is a complex structure comprising of joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs, and most importantly, the nerves. All of these structures must work together in harmony for you to experience normal function. However, overwhelming stress, whether it be just physical, or even psychological and emotional, can cause a disruption to the harmonious function of your spine and nerve system. Once this disruption occurs and begins to cause damage, pain is the natural outcome.
At Franson Chiropractic, we strive to diagnose the underlying cause of your back pain. Compared to traditional pain remedies or medicine chiropractic care is non-toxic, non-invasive, non-surgical, safe, and highly effective.
Excess activity may cause the muscles and ligaments in your spine, as well as other parts of your body, to stretch too far, become overworked, and even get small tears. As a result, there is swelling, pain, and stiffness in the affected area.
Although many simple and minor strains and sprains don’t actually require much, if any real treatment, the forces necessary to cause such an injury can cause your spine to ‘lock up.’ This loss of function inhibits the normal healing processes, and unlocking those structures can help in returning function to normal, thereby promoting the healing process.
Whether it is work-related or personal, excessive stress can cause your muscles and other tissues to tighten, and for you to feel overwhelmed. Stress distorts your body and mind and wreaks havoc on both. But when it’s released and integrated into your system, your body can use it to improve and even get stronger.
When there’s a rupture of the cartilaginous cushions between the bones of the spine, we call this a disc herniation. It can irritate the nerves and cause weakness, pain, or numbness. You can find a more in-depth description of herniated discs on this website under the section Herniated Disc.
When overwhelming stress causes a loss of normal function in your spine, it affects your nerves, fundamentally altering the connection between your body and brain.
Therefore, our goal is to help you get back what you have lost – normal function. With normal function comes healing, and with healing, your pain goes away all on its own, naturally, safely and appropriately.
Watch out for the following symptoms:
- Persistent back pain even during resting or lying down
Difficulty in standing, walking or sitting
Pain in the legs or knees
Steps in Your Treatment:
We begin with a comprehensive Q & A to discover what is really going on with you, followed by a thorough analysis of your neuro-spinal system. It includes a postural analysis with a full range of motion testing, spinal and nerve function testing, as well as strength and balance checks.
After the exam, we analyze your stress patterns and provide an individualized care plan.
Next, we deliver sessions of gentle and precise spinal adjustments to restore lost function and release the stress in your nervous system.
You will also receive:
Postural and behavioral habit modification
Physical activity recommendations
A free Human Body Owner’s Manual that includes simple ideas for wellness like eating sensibly, getting ample rest, going for a walk, etc.