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Back Pain, Solutions, and One That Works

By Genevieve Cunningham

No one likes to deal with back pain, but it’s unfortunately an incredibly common part of life. Whether it’s a new pain that just popped up out of nowhere, or you have a stubborn pain that lingers generally all of the time, finding ways to diminish and manage the pain is crucial for long-term health and happiness. For those ready to kick their back pain to the curb, take a look at these common remedies for dealing with back pain, and one remedy that beats them all.

Grab an Over-the-Counter

Over-the-counter medication can work in certain situations. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation, and this can leave you feeling better for awhile. So why isn’t this the be all-end all of treatment options? The truth is that even though pain pills can work to reduce pain, they won’t do anything to correct the underlying problem. So when the pain pills wear off, the problem will still be present, and the pain is likely to return.

Apply Some Heat

The application of heat is incredibly beneficial in reducing pain in some situations. It relaxes the muscles, pulls blood to the area for healing, and reduces overall pain. But again, this method isn’t a long-term remedy. Though it might be very effective at reducing pain right now in this moment, it doesn’t correct the underlying condition. Once the heating pad is taken off and your body adjusts, the pain is likely to return once again.

Get Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care may be the best option for dealing with back pain. But why? Chiropractors focus on the overall health of your spine. They search for misalignments, correct them using spinal manipulation, and reduce the symptoms (such as pain!) that come along with them. In the short-term, many people feel a bit of relief quickly. In the long-term, chiropractic care may keep the underlying condition that is causing the pain, the misalignment, continually corrected. So is this the remedy for long-term wellness? Yes! With this method, you may be able to feel relief now as well as prevent future pains in the future.

If you would like to try chiropractic care, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Though these other remedies can help diminish pain, chiropractic care is the better option for protecting yourself long-term. Get your back pain under control and feel better than ever with a quick trip to The Joint today.

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