Chiropractic care is a widely sought-after treatment for mid and low back pain due to its focus on spinal alignment and musculoskeletal health. Chiropractors address mid and low back pain through a variety of manual techniques including spinal adjustments, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapies. These hands-on methods aim to correct misalignments, reduce vertebral joint restrictions, and alleviate muscle tension in the thoracic and lumbar spine.

By restoring proper spinal alignment and function, chiropractic care can help to reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, and relieve pressure on the nerves in the mid and lower back regions. This can lead to decreased pain, improved mobility, and enhanced overall function. Chiropractors may also provide patients with exercises, postural advice, and lifestyle modifications to support long-term spinal health, prevent future episodes of pain, and promote optimal well-being.

How does PDTR help?

PDTR addresses back pain by targeting dysfunctional proprioceptive receptors linked to neuromuscular imbalances in the back muscles. If muscles are lights, then these receptors are the light switches. By identifying and correcting incorrect reflex patterns through manual muscle testing, PDTR helps reset this neurological signaling related to posture, movement, and muscle coordination in the back. There may be one or two switches affecting multiple muscles in the body, much like one switch can turn on all the stadium lights! Sometimes it's that complex...and yet that simple to restore imbalance!

For example, PDTR may focus on restoring proper muscle firing patterns in the paraspinal muscles or improving sensory feedback in the lumbar region to alleviate back pain by addressing underlying neurological dysfunctions.

What about ART?

The Sciatic Nerve is the widest nerve in the body - the width of your thumb! This nerve flows either under or through the Piriformis muscle. That's the muscle that the figure-4 stretch...stretches. When this muscle spasms, the nerve gets trapped. The Hamstrings can also trap this nerve when they get too tight. Also, the nerve roots leaving the low back can get trapped by soft tissue structures before even becoming the Sciatic nerve. ART allows the practitioner to release these tight structures, effectively releasing the trapped nerves. ART can be applied to ALL the low back muscles in much the same way, relieving you of pain.