Have you ever thought about why you use medications for back pain relief? Understandably, people look for relief anywhere they can find it, but drugs offer only temporary relief, and too often, the pain returns. Surgery is risky, expensive, and too often fails to deliver the desired results.
Back pain is the leading cause of work loss days and workplace limitations. Lower back pain is the number one cause of disability in working-age Americans. Back pain doesn’t have to be permanent. Understanding the underlying cause of back pain is the first step to finding a lasting solution.
The back is a complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. Back pain is a symptom of a condition, not a diagnosis itself. If the back pain is chronic, it may be related to a progressive condition such as osteoporosis or arthritis.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Herniated or bulging disc
Normal wear and tear
Improper or heavy lifting
Many people still believe that back pain will heal on its own with rest. Unfortunately, that is not the case for most people. Research has shown that prolonged bed rest can delay recovery and worsen the problem. Pain may go away temporarily but will most likely return if the underlying cause of the pain is not corrected. Symptoms can worsen over time, causing limited mobility and even long-term disability.
There are many treatments used for acute back pain. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective non-invasive treatment for many types of back pain. Chiropractic care can address many of the underlying issues that contribute to back pain, including stiff joints, tense muscles, and problems with the spine's alignment. It reduces pain and decreases the need for medication.
Contact the Bluff Chiropractic & Family Wellness team to schedule an appointment if you’re experiencing back pain. After a thorough chiropractic assessment, we’ll develop a personalized plan to bring immediate and lasting relief. Whether you’re struggling with pain from a spinal abnormality, an injury, a herniated disk, or sciatica, we have effective treatment options that can help you recover from pain and immobility. We’ll help you learn techniques to keep your spine flexible and your muscles strong to prevent pain from recurring. Reach out to our team today, and let’s get started!