An aching back can stop you right in your tracks. Even minor low back pain can make it difficult to walk, sit, and sleep, leaving you looking for fast relief.
If you go to your primary care physician, they will probably give you an anti-inflammatory or pain medicine and tell you to get some rest. While it is good to rest, the medication is just a band-aid. If you want to get relief from your back pain, you have to address the cause of the problem.
Causes of Back Pain
There are hundreds of reasons that you might have back pain. Perhaps you strained a muscle while playing with the kids or you were in a car accident. Age, obesity, and poor posture can also be the cause of the pain.
Before you can look at how to relieve your back pain, you need to first look at why it is occurring. Your doctor or chiropractor can help you determine what is causing your back to hurt. They will review your health, habits, recent activity, and general wellness this will give them some idea of what is going on. You may have to undergo diagnostic tests like an x-ray or MRI.
Back Pain Treatments
The treatment for your back pain depends on the cause of the pain. Muscular strains and sprains respond well to ice, rest, and light stretching.
Some back pain is more serious, and your doctor may prescribe pain pills or anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. In some cases, your doctor may suggest surgery. The problem with this is that pain killers can cause you to be nauseated and loopy. Ibuprofen can hurt your stomach. Surgery is highly invasive and while it may be favorable in some cases, it can leave you with limited mobility and even chronic pain.
You need a back pain treatment that works.
Drug-Free, Non-Surgical Low Back Pain Treatment
In most cases, chiropractic care offers the most effective treatment with the least impact. Keep in mind. If your body is in pain it is trying to tell you something and if you want to get rid of your pain, you will listen.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free way to relieve back pain that gets to the root of the problem.
A hurting back is often a back that is out of alignment. If the spine is out of alignment, it is going to hurt. A chiropractor will gently manipulate the spine, applying soft pressure in key areas, to get it back into alignment.
Many people feel a big difference after the first appointment.
Other non-surgical treatments for the back include electrical stimulation, rapid release technology, and non-surgical spinal traction. Your doctor or chiropractor can help you decide which is right for you.
If you have back pain, don’t suffer needlessly. Our chiropractors have the experience and knowledge to help you get back on your feel. Call today or schedule your comprehensive exam online.
Don’t go another day with pain.