Back Pain and Pain Relief: Chiropractic is the Key
By Debra Rodzinak
Living with constant back pain can be a damper on life events. Family, work, and social life are all affected when back pain keeps you from doing the things you love. The more information you have, the better choices you can make in your path to wellness.
Pain Is Not Equal to Injury
Many people feel pain differently. Some people can suffer an acute injury and feel excruciating pain, while others may have significant damage and feel little to no pain at all. A thorough examination by a highly qualified doctor of chiropractic can get you on the right path. If you have had pain that has lasted six weeks or longer, you may be suffering from chronic back pain. This type of pain can persist even after an injury has healed.
Exercise Is Key
In combination with chiropractic care, the proper exercises and stretches can help with back pain. Although many people don’t want to move when they are suffering with back pain, exercise is often the best complement to chiropractic treatments. When muscles are strong, the spine is better supported. Some examples of low-impact exercises include:
- Water Aerobics
- Tai Chi
As we age, our bones begin to weaken. Disc degeneration is natural to the aging process and most people show changes in their discs as they age. However, not all those who have disc degeneration have back pain, but those who do find relief with chiropractic.
Ice and Heat Therapy
Using ice and heat therapy with chiropractic is a simple way to reduce pain. Ice helps to numb pain and heat relaxes muscles that may be stiff and sore. Use a heating pad before exercising is good to warm up muscles and prevent injury. Ice after exercise can reduce swelling and soreness.
A Healthy Lifestyle
Following a healthy lifestyle can help a spine become healthy. Chiropractic, regular exercise, eating health foods, quitting smoking, and getting enough sleep are all ways to keep the back healthy.
If you suffer from back pain, come by The Joint Chiropractic to begin your path to better back health. The doctors at The Joint work with patients to develop a treatment plan that puts the patient in charge. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, finding back pain relief is just a walk-in away.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.