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Posted on 09-13-2016
Here at Texas Chiropractic College, we lead the way in providing education and training to the next generations of chiropractic professionals in the Pasadena area. If you're interested in furthering your education to become a chiropractor, we have the cutting-edge programs you're looking for. One of the most important things you'll do as a chiropractic professional is that of helping patients find drug-free, non-invasive relief from their neck and back pain.
There are many potential causes of back pain, and the role of any chiropractor is to not only pinpoint the cause, but determine the best course of treatment. One of the more common causes of back pain is that of a herniated or bulging disc. This occurs when the discs between the vertebrae become compressed to the point of bulging or becoming displaced; the result is back, neck, or even nerve pain. Herniated discs are common both in those who work on their feet all day or who sit at desks with poor posture.
Trauma and injuries can also cause back pain. For example, car accidents often result in a condition known as whiplash, where the muscles and tendons around the spine are strained and torn due to the patient's upper body being thrown forward into a seatbelt upon collision.
And of course, spinal conditions can cause back pain. Conditions like scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) or sciatica can result in localized or widespread pain.
Fortunately, there are a number of chiropractic treatments for back pain at the disposal of any chiropractor. For example, spinal decompression therapy can be used to relieve pressure on herniated or bulging discs, thus treating back pain. Spinal adjustments can also be used to better align the spine and take pressure off the sciatic nerve, which can relieve pain throughout the body. Massage therapy, in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments, are also useful in treating whiplash and relieving pain and tension. These are just a few examples of the most common chiropractic treatments offered these days.
If you're interested in becoming a chiropractor, we encourage you to contact our school admissions office today at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. You can reach us at (800) 468-6839; we'd be happy to provide you with more information on the various programs we have to offer.
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