Chiropractic plays a large role in the treatment of low back pain and or low back-related leg pain commonly known as sciatica. Vertebral misalignments, which can place abnormal pressure on the spinal nerves, are called subluxations. Subluxations must be manipulated back to their proper position in order to alleviate pain, improve function, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractic Physicians are highly trained in the diagnosing and treatment of spinal subluxation.
Hands-on therapy—especially adjustment of the spine—is central to chiropractic care. Though spinal adjustment is a core treatment in chiropractic care, Chiropractors commonly use other treatments in addition to spinal manipulation, while other health care providers like physical therapists or osteopathic physicians may also use spinal manipulation. Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments and other manual therapies with several other treatments and approaches such as heat and ice, Electrical stimulation, trigger point therapy, rehabilitative and general exercise, as well as counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors.
Dr. Gigante, a Chiropractic Physician and the founder of The Back Pain Center LLC, has taught post-graduate courses from California to Australia on advanced procedures in the treatment of low back pain. Spinal subluxation, being only one of the many different causes of back pain, is what led Dr. Gigante to develop the first multi-professional center specializing in the treatment of low back pain.