Back Pain Relief
If back pain is becoming a real struggle in your life, you might be desperate to find relief. The pain you feel could possibly be affecting your ability to perform daily activities or could be keeping you home from work. Being able to live your life pain free is important, but is there a treatment option that can help you find relief without the use of medications? Relief is possible, keep reading to find out more!
What Can Cause Your Back Pain?
If the cause of back pain had to be summed up using one word, the answer would be life. Life is full of ups and downs and unpredicted things happen. Stress that happens in life can contribute highly to the back pain that you experience. There are three different stresses that affect your body, some you might not even be aware of experiencing daily. The body is an amazing thing and it adapts and compensates for many things. Once the body has reached its limit however, it can no longer compensate and you experience pain. You can feel this pain in various parts of your body including the lower back and the upper back, but if the pain seems constant, it can become chronic back pain.
The three various types of stress that we all encounter daily fall into three categories of stress: chemical stress, physical stress, and emotional stress. Emotional stress is the worry and anxiety that you face every day. When you encounter this type of stress your body can tense up in the neck and shoulders, often without you realizing it. When this happens your muscles become strained and it can irritate other parts of the body. Physical stress happens when your body experiences some type of trauma. Traumas might include falling or being in a car accident. Your body also experiences physical stress when you use the same muscles repeatedly to the point of exhaustion. Chemical stress happens when you inhale, drink, or eat toxins from the environment. Some of these toxins might include tobacco, smog, alcohol, preservative, or excess sugars. All of these toxins affect our hormones and the functioning of the nervous system, the most important thing in the body.
Other things that can contribute to your back pain include spinal degeneration, sciatica, bulging discs, and osteoporosis. Spinal degeneration is when the space within the spinal bones narrow due to wear and tear of use. The shrinking of this space compresses the nerves and blood vessels within the spinal column and cause pain. Sciatica refers to the compressing of the sciatic nerve which extends from the lower back down into the feet. Bulging discs are when the cushiony substance that exists between the vertebrae that help to absorb friction and allow you to move, become compressed on one side of the spine and bulge out of the bones on the opposite side. This can push into the nerves in the spine and cause severe pain; additionally this is a common reason for people to get surgery. Lastly, osteoporosis is when your bones loose density which results in compression fractures that can lead to intense amounts of pain.
Is Relief From Back Pain Possible?
There are fifty plus nerves that exist within the back and make it possible for you to experience pain. Traditional approaches to relieving back pain merely relieve the pain temporarily and only treat the symptoms of the pain. They fail to address the underlying cause of your pain. Exercises can over exhaust the muscles in the affected area and can increase the irritation and pain that happen in your nerves. Taking prescription medications can help temporarily relieve the pain but the pain always returns. Additionally medications can have very harmful side effects that could range from mild to very severe. Surgery, another option, can result in some of the vertebrae or even fusing them together which can cause problems later on. Some that have surgery for back pain can also find themselves back in surgery a few years later. If you are discouraged about relieving your back pain, don’t worry, there is another treatment option – chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care to Help Your Back Pain
Chiropractic care doesn’t just work to relieve the symptoms of your pain, it works to treat the source of your pain. Chiropractors are able to examine the areas of the back and find places that are not properly aligned. These areas are not able to move correctly and the result is nerve pain. Misalignments can happen due to some sort of trauma –trauma may include a car accident or experiencing a fall. Our Top Rated Chiropractors can find these problems and realign your spinal issues to treat your back pain.
Take the first steps on your journey to a pain free life by scheduling a consultation with one of our Top Rated Chiropractors. Our chiropractors want to talk to you about your pain to find a treatment that is right for you. Possible treatments could include manual adjustments of the spine, nutrition changes, or adjustments using technology options. Each treatment is tailored to fit each individuals needs and your chiropractor will work with you to find a treatment that feels comfortable for both of you. Each person is different and so should their treatment. Our chiropractors will consult with you about your pain and perform a series of tests to find the source of your problems.
Once your misalignments are located our Top Rated Chiropractors will perform the first in a series of adjustments to begin the process to realign your spine. Chiropractors believe that they are working to help the body heal itself and by realigning the spine the processes within the nervous system can function properly again. Many experience pain relief after a few adjustments, however each person is unique and results are seen at different stages of treatment.
If you are sick of living with your back pain contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today to set up your consultation and begin your journey to a pain free life. Back pain is not something you have to continue living with!
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