Drugs are often used to simply mask pain and do not treat the actual cause.
Generally speaking, pain is the body’s way of letting you know that something’s gone wrong. However, pain medication can allow you to ignore these messages—it’s a bit like taking the battery out of a smoke detector when there’s a fire in the living room.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Spinal bones have joints on their posterior sides. These joints are dense with nerves, and if something goes wrong, can be a significant source of pain. Oftentimes pain is the result of when these joints aren’t moving properly, or the discs between spinal bones aren’t functioning properly either. Physical injury can cause pressure on nerves, and thus you experience pain. Back pain is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions in the U.S. today, medical doctors commonly think the issue is muscular when in fact it is almost always nerve irritation or pressure caused by a misalignment.
Choices Available to Deal With Pain
Chiropractic treatments are a safe and natural way to reduce or eliminate back pains.
However, you could also…
- Ignore the pain, potentially worsening spinal issues
- Rest in bed and potentially prolong the issues
- Undergo physical therapy which can often stress your joints
- Take pain medication to mask the pain
- Have surgery
Chiropractic Treatments as an Alternative
Some chiropractic treatments have a long and well proven track record of improving the function of the spine and associated bodily areas. By restoring proper function to the spine, pain can be substantially reduced and healing may begin.
If you don’t yet have a dedicated chiropractic medical professional you’re working with, we encourage you to consider us by scheduling a no-obligation consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Isn’t it true that some back pain is quite normal?Pain is the body’s way of alerting you to a problem regardless of what age or walk of life you’re in. If a problem has developed, you’ll more than likely experience pain—but your body can adapt to these kinds of problems without actually resolving them. These underlying issues may result in the problem becoming worse over time.
Is it safe to use muscle relaxants?Chiropractic professionals don’t often recommend muscle relaxers because typically the muscles are in spasm as a way to protect your nervous system. To force the muscle to relax via chemicals can often lead to further injury of the nerves and spinal cord. We focus almost entirely on natural methodologies to correct nervous system issues.
How can chiropractic treatments benefit me?Chiropractic treatments are so effective because they are intended to aid the body heal itself naturally. When the body has nervous system issues, the communication between the brain and the rest of the body are disturbed. If you’re experiencing pain, a spinal adjustment can improve this line of communication. Even a small, highly specified adjustments can make a marked improvement on your overall well-being and health.
Will my insurance pay for it?
Almost all insurance companies cover a portion of your chiropractic treatments. This is, of course, dependent upon your specific carrier and plan. Find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone. Call us to discuss the options at your disposal by scheduling a consultation with us today.