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Treating Back Injuries in Honolulu

back injury in HonoluluFrom surfing and constant heavy lifting to car accidents and spinal conditions, back injuries occur from a wide range of causes. Common back injuries include spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, strain and sciatica. With spondylolisthesis, there is a slipping or fracture of one of the parts of a vertebra. Your spinal discs are like a jelly donut with a softer center within it. When some of the softer center pushes out, it is called a herniated disc. Often, the nearby nerves are irritated and cause back pain, numbness or weakness. Your body has a series of ligaments and muscles that old the spinal bones together. If the muscles get strained, there may be tiny tears in the tissue. And because the spinal nerves stretch out from the spinal cord, there may be pain in other areas besides the back, such as the buttocks and legs. Sciatica is really a symptom of another problem. Typically, it’s cause by a compressed nerve root in the lumbar spine often due to a herniated disc.

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Back Injury Treatment 

When it comes to back injury treatment at Luke Chiropractic and Sports Injury, we implement a multi-faceted approach to healing. First, Dr. Bryan Luke takes a complete patient history, does an examination to the injured area and does a biophysics spinal exam. If needed, X-rays will be taken. He performs gentle spinal adjustments to properly align the spine. It reduces back pain, inflammation and stiffness. Spinal decompression therapy may be used for back injuries like bulging disc, herniated disc, sciatica and pinched nerve. It’s a painless therapy that gently stretches the spine, eliminates pressure caused by compressed discs and enhances blood flow and nutrient to help the body heal.

Cold laser therapy is another adjunct service to spinal adjustments at Luke Chiropractic and Sports Injury. A low level laser is used to transmit wavelengths of light to speed up the healing of injured soft tissues. It helps the body generate new cells and tissue and improves blood circulation. It’s effective in reducing back muscle strain, joint pain, whiplash pain and injured disc pain. Keep in mind that back ligament and tendon injuries take longer to heal that other tissue types. Cold laser therapy accelerates the recovery process. Dr. Bryan Luke also uses vitamins, supplements and herbs to assist his patients on the road to recovery.

If you’re suffering in pain from a back injury, be sure to give chiropractor Dr. Bryan Luke a call at Luke Chiropractic and Sports Injury to schedule an appointment. He will do a comprehensive examination on your initial visit and set up an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. He is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality chiropractic care and has helped thousands of people suffering from back pain.