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How to Treat Back Pain Flare-Ups

By Debra Rodzinak

For those who suffer with lower back pain or leg pain, particular treatments for rehabilitation help patients find pain relief.

Inflammation and Pain Control

Any treatment program should begin with controlling pain and inflammation.  Drug-free methods to deal with these issues is a combination of heat and ice.  Ice reduces swelling and heat promotes blood flow.  Many people have found this type of therapy useful.

Range of Motion

After pain and inflammation are under control, the next step is to focus on the range of motion.  Measuring the initial range of motion can give doctors a sense of the severity of the injury to the lower back or leg pain.  Over time, if therapies are successful, the range of motion should increase. 

Strength Training

When back muscles are weak, back pain can ensue.  Spinal joints can slip out of place and cause the delicate nerves of the back to become pinched or aggravated.  This type of trouble can lead to back and leg pain.  By building up the surrounding muscles, the spine is better able to maintain proper alignment, thereby decreasing pain.

Activity-specific Training

For those involved in sports, depending on the particular sport, training may be needed to build up or stretch specific muscle groups.  Preventative measures can ensure that future injuries are lessened.

Cardiovascular Fitness

Although cardiovascular fitness focuses more on the body’s ability to sustain continued movement, when the body increases its cardiovascular ability, the muscles receive more oxygen and are healthier.  Also, repeated, extended workouts allow the body to function as intended.

Chiropractic Care

Utilizing chiropractic treatments are beneficial for repairing damage done to the body and preventing future injury.  For those who suffer from current back or leg pain, a chiropractic adjustment can bring pain relief.  Ongoing chiropractic treatments can ensure that the back and spine are properly aligned.  Proper alignment is necessary for the body to function correctly. 

If you are currently suffering with back or leg pain, come by The Joint for a gentle spinal adjustment.  Without the use of drugs or surgery, the expert doctors at The Joint can help you find relief for your back or leg pain. 

With over 350 locations, it is easy to find a location near you.  Extended weekday and weekend hours allow those who have a busy schedule to fit a chiropractic treatment into their week.  With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, The Joint makes it stress free to find relief for your back or leg pain.

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