Chiropractors are back specialists. Many medical doctors in New Jersey refer patients with back pain to a chiropractor, and studies show that chiropractic treatment is increasingly recognized as the most safe and effective treatment for most patients with back pain.

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on treatment that can immediately treat the source of your back pain. Accidents, stress, or poor posture can injure your spine causing pain in the surrounding muscles, joints and nerves. Chiropractic treatment works because it treats the cause of your back pain, not just the symptoms.

Simply put its treatment that stands up.

Your spine has a very important function in your body. Not only does it support your body’s weight, it also protects your spinal cord, which is the “central highway” of your nervous system. Our ability to walk, run, jump, lift, and feel almost every sensation below our neck requires a healthy spine.

Chiropractors understand how to relieve pain!

The bones in your back, called vertebrae, are connected by cartilage and work together in a very specific way. When everything is working well, your spine is in-line, strong and flexible. The stress of daily living, injuries, or accidents can cause the bones to shift out of their proper alignment or affect their range of motion. These small changes can cause pain by putting pressure on the different joints, muscles, and nerves along your spine. Chiropractors understand how to relieve this pain. They are specially trained to find the source of your back pain, assess the problem, and make the proper adjustments that allow your spine to work properly again. Chiropractors might also use massage, ultrasound, or other therapies to treat your back problem. Dr. DePalma will likely give you advice on posture and exercise.

It’s simple treatment that works!

Chiropractic joint manipulation or “adjustment” is a treatment where Dr. DePalma uses her hands to apply a very quick, precise, and safe amount of pressure directly on the problem area of your spine. This pressure momentarily separates the joints, allowing a gas bubble to escape (this is the popping sound or cracking noise you might have heard about). This relieves the pressure on the joint and surrounding nerves, allowing your spine to return to its proper position. The adjustment is not painful, and often provides immediate relief. It’s simple treatment that works.

For more information on Chiropractic Care we invite you to visit The American Chiropractic Association.