Are you experiencing pain?
Pain is a signal from the body that something is amiss. It might be a message that you are doing something dangerous, like when you touch a stove by accident. Before you can even process the information that you are touching a hot stove, your skin registers a pain signal and you are jerking your hand away before you have time to blink.
In a similar manner, when you experience chronic pain, it is your body’s way of communicating that something isn’t functioning correctly. Instead of stifling this message with drugs, wouldn’t you rather find the cause of the pain and attempt to cut it off at the source?
Causes of back pain
There are many causes of back pain, but one of the most common causes is compression of the spinal nerves from slipped or herniated discs. Disc injury can occur from accident, overuse, or strain due to sports or other activities. In addition, it often happens that the bones in the spinal column aren’t working together as they should, and this misalignment can also cause nerve pressure.
What you can do
Back pain is often a consistent, irritating problem that refuses to go away. But since most people don’t view it as life-threatening, back pain often goes untreated. And the truth is, persistent pain of any kind lessens your quality of life, discouraging or even forbidding you from carrying out day-to-day activities such as sports, grocery shopping, or even sleeping, that you would do were you pain-free.
When it comes to managing your back pain, you have option. You can ignore it, which will lead to a worsening of your symptoms. You can take to your bed, which will only prolong the issue. You can turn to traditional medicine, which will most likely prescribe painkillers that will only dull your pain receptors and cover up the problem. Or you can consider surgery, which is a drastic measure that guarantees nothing and carries a great deal of risk.
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Back pain and chiropractic
If none of the options mentioned sounds appealing to you, there is another choice. Chiropractic is a tested and proven method of correcting the spine, relieving the pressure on your nerves and therefore reducing and possibly eliminating back pain.
If you are interesting in exploring a natural, drug-free method of ending your back pain for good, call our clinic today for a consultation.
Q: I know many people with some type of back pain. Isn’t it normal to have a sore back at least some of the time?
A: As mentioned above, pain is a message from your body, telling you that something is not functioning right, or that your body has reached a limit of some sort. If you experience pain and “work through it,” as is often counseled by unknowing parties, you may be exacerbating the underlying cause of the pain, making it more difficult to treat in the long run.
Q: Should I use muscle relaxers to treat my back pain?
A: You should know before consulting our clinic that chiropractors do not prescribe drugs. Chiropractic is an entirely natural method of healing. Medications like muscle relaxers and other pain-killers do not work for two reasons. One, these drugs to not treat the actual problem, they merely address the symptoms caused by the problem. Therefore, as soon as you are no longer taking medication, the problem is still there, often worse than when you began taking the drugs. Two, drugs cause side effects that might be worse than the symptom they are prescribed to “cure.”