Most individuals will suffer from some type of back pain at some point in their life. Research shows that over 30 million individuals are dealing with back pain right now, and 4 out of 5 individuals will deal with back pain in the future. With these astonishing figures, it is easy to see why back pain is the primary reason Americans become disabled.
The back is an incredibly versatile frame that can simultaneously protect the body from damage while allowing smooth motion. The components of the back, such as muscles, bones, and ligaments, can sometimes be inflamed or impaired, leading to back pain. For some individuals, their back pain is the result of an auto injury, while for others, it is small habits, such as poor posture, that can be the culprit for their back pain. Back pain can also develop through poor health, arthritis, and digestive issues. As a result, it can sometimes be impossible to pinpoint the exact cause of back pain for any one person.
While back pain can result from many factors, including trauma, diseases, and misalignments, it is not impossible to avoid or correct. However, it takes an experienced doctor to diagnose and treat the underlying issue.
Dr. Ryan Alter at Alter Chiropractic has years of experience in providing chiropractic care for a variety of issues, including back pain. He has obtained his board certification in the highly specialized branch of chiropractic care called Atlas Orthogonal and is one of just two-hundred and fifty Orthogonal Chiropractic physicians worldwide. As the only chiropractor in Delray Beach to use this method, Dr. Alter continues to study and utilize the most cutting edge advances within the Orthogonal program.
Utilizing state-of-the-art percussion and sound wave adjustment, the Orthogonal procedure offers patients a gentle and precise treatment for the correction of upper cervical subluxations.
Dr. Alter spent one year interning with the world-famous developer of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic, Dr. Roy Sweat. With advanced techniques and protocols developing continually in this type of work, Dr. Alter has continued his advanced studies with Dr. Stanford Pierce, who is the physician leading the way in Orthogonal Chiropractic today.
When practicing chiropractic care, Dr. Alter seeks to adjust the spine so that the body is better able to facilitate healing, and patients can experience pain relief and restored health.
Alter Chiropractic is a Delray Beach chiropractor that provides family chiropractic care. A Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Practitioner, Dr. Ryan Alter has seen more than 3,000 patients over the past twelve years and treats conditions including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, migraines, pinched nerves, herniated or bulging discs, lower back pain, whiplash, and accident-related or work-related injuries.