4 Common Experiences for Back Pain Sufferers
By Debra Rodzinak
Every person who has suffered from lower back pain can commiserate with others who have suffered too. The particular type of pain and the location of that pain helps a doctor formulate a treatment plan.
Waking Up at Night
Being jarred awake in the middle of the night is a frustrating experience for those with lower back pain. Certain sleep aids can be helpful for this type of experience, such as over-the-counter medications, the proper pillow or mattress, and certain psychological techniques.
Problems Standing Up
After sitting down for a period of time, standing up immediately can be impossible for those with lower back pain. Feeling like the Tin Man in The Wizard of OZ is a common simile associated with this type of pain. It may take a few minutes to loosen up the muscles or joints before a person with this type of pain can easily stand up.
Other People’s Assumptions
Many friends and family members who are familiar with a person’s condition may assume that they have been cured when they don’t see them grimacing in pain constantly. If a person is able to walk or bend over without pain, it may appear that they have been cured when the opposite is true. Some days are better than others and with no rhyme or reason for some flare-ups, this can confuse those who see you smiling one day and barely able to get out of bed the next.
With the countless visits to the doctor, surgeon, chiropractor, and physical therapist, it may seem or feel that a person is a hypochondriac. But, between finding the best diagnosis and treatment, these professionals are simply a part of life.
If you suffer from lower back pain, you may identify with one or more of these experiences. For those who are tired of the countless doctors visits and the endless supply of prescription drugs to mask the pain, chiropractic treatments are a nonsurgical and drug-free solution to pain relief.
Depending on your initial diagnosis from your doctor, the experts at The Joint work with you to formulate a plan that you are in control of to help you find pain relief without drugs or surgery. By using gentle spinal adjustments, the doctors at the joint help patients lead a happier and pain-free life. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, drop by The Joint today to begin your journey to a pain-free life.