The Great Myth of Back Pain
By Donna Stark
There is something weirdly fascinating about back pain to me. It seems that the more prevalent it becomes in our society, the more accepted it becomes as well. Back pain is one of the leading disabilities in the world, yet so many people look at it like a bad case of acne. “Oh, you have back pain? That’s too bad. Maybe you should put some heat on it.” Wouldn’t it be nice if all that was needed to remove back pain from our lives was a warm towel heated up in the microwave? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple and it’s time to treat your back pain with the same intensity that you are hurting.
The Great Myth
It seems like one of the biggest reasons people with chronic back pain just “grin and bear it” is that there is a widespread myth that it’s a normal part of aging. We’ve all heard, at some point or another, somebody respond with, “Ah, it’s nothing. I’m just getting old.” And then, just like that, it’s accepted. Well, back pain isn’t “nothing” and it needs to be treated before any long-term damage can occur. Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic is an expert at back pain and is excited to talk to you about how chiropractic care can help.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
Chiropractic care is a safe and extremely effective form of treatment for low back pain that encourages your body to heal itself naturally. Let’s take a look at how it helps.
- Addresses the root of the problem
- Removes nerve interferences
- Maintains proper spine alignment, removes any added stress
- Promotes proper functioning of the nervous system
- Avoids the use of drugs or invasive procedures
Stop Turning Your Back on Back Pain
Stop the acceptance of your pain. Chronic pain is not, and should never be, a part of your lifestyle, no matter what your age. So get the help you need now and visit your chiropractor as soon as you can for relief. Or better yet, make it a goal to see them regularly. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help maintain optimal function of your spine and have been shown to help reduce the risk of future back pain. And with more than 400 locations nationwide, and no appointment necessary, it’s easy to establish that type of schedule at The Joint Chiropractic.
Chiropractic care is a great option to explore and definitely much better than the option many people choose instead … you know, the one that just “accepts” it and involves throwing that same raggedy wet towel into the microwave.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.