4 Treatment Options for Back Pain

By Debra Rodzinak

With 4 out of every 5 Americans expected to experience back pain at some point in their lives, many may wonder about the best treatment for a back that feels sore or achy.  Some treatment options include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Massage
  • Stress Relief
  • Chiropractic

Physical Therapy

The use of gentle exercises that will stretch and strengthen the core muscles allow for increased stability of the spine.  When a person sits for hours at a time, the immobility can lead to weakened muscles that allow the spine to slip out of place.  When the spine slips out of place, the nerves of the spinal column can become pinched or compressed, causing excruciating pain.  Experts suggest moving every 30 minutes when seated to avoid muscle weakness and lethargy.

Massage

When muscles are tense due to stress or injury, they can cause back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  Massage allows the muscles to relax which, in turn, allows the spine to go back to its intended position.  If muscles remain tense, a chain reaction of pain can occur that leads from the original tense muscle and travels to other areas that have to overcompensate.

Stress Relief

Back pain can actually be caused by emotional stress.  Experts believe that buried emotional issues cause the body to tense up which, in turn, causes the nerves and muscles of the spine to be deprived of the vital oxygen that allow for optimal function.  Relief for this particular type of issue is often found by dealing with the issues and emotions that are causing the tension.

Chiropractic

No matter the reason, when a spine is out of alignment, pain can present in all areas of the body.  Arm pain, leg numbness, or headaches are just a few of the results of an improperly aligned spine.  A qualified doctor of chiropractic, like the ones at The Joint Chiropractic, can evaluate a patient’s spine, provide a gentle adjustment to the spine, and provide instant relief from pain and pressure.  If a spine has been severely neglected and has been misaligned for a long period of time, it may take several visits to bring the spine back to complete alignment. 

Experts recommend to get back with movement as soon as possible and then make sure to take precautions to prevent future back pain.  One of the ways to keep a healthy spine is to visit your local chiropractor regularly.  The Joint Chiropractic offers patients a path to health and wellness that includes gentle spinal adjustments to bring relief from pain and continued spinal health. 

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

 

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