Are You Facing Back Pain? See Your Chiropractor for Solutions
If you have back pain, you are part of a huge group that includes half of all working Americans. Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work, and the single biggest cause of disability worldwide.
What Causes Back Pain?
The American Chiropractor’s Association says most back pain is mechanical, meaning it is not triggered by serious conditions like inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. Sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured disks and irritated joints, plus sports injuries, accidents, poor posture, obesity and psychological stress can all be involved. Kidney stones or infections, blood clots and bone loss can also be serious triggers.
When It Hits It Is Hard To Miss
Low back pain can be especially challenging. I have known co-workers, friends and family members who needed real solutions immediately when they ran into back pain. The severe pain and drastic loss of movement can be overwhelming.
The people that I knew were all active workers, who often spent long hours on the job, carried a few extra pounds, and took their health rather lightly. But lower back pain changed everything. After seeing a doctor and a chiropractor, losing weight, and learning ways to be active safely, they all slowly regained their schedules. Of course, they would really rather have skipped the whole process.
If you are having back pain, see your chiropractor and get the answers you need now.
Visiting the Chiropractor
A visit to the chiropractor starts with a spinal manipulation to evaluate spinal health and pain. Then a complete medical history and discussion of the problem follows as the chiropractor seeks to find solutions for pain and ways to regain activities without using medications or surgery. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommends sufferers of low back pain use spinal manipulation as a safe, effective drugless form of professional treatment.
As treatment progresses, the chiropractor will advise staying active, avoiding bed rest and doing warm up exercises before gardening or walking. There will also be recommendations to maintain proper posture, maintain a good weight, lift heavy objects safely, and make sure mattresses provide medium firmness. Advice to stop smoking and avoid slouching in long fixed computer positions will also come up.
Overall, the chiropractor can help back pain sufferers make their way back, and then show them safe ways to hang onto that lifestyle.
Make an appointment now and find out more.