A chief complaint among people in the U.S. today is back pain. Visits to the doctor due to this type of pain are numerous, as an average of 31 million Americans complain of suffering from back pain each year. It can range from minor aches and pain to debilitating and severe pain that keeps you from working or performing everyday, small tasks. But what is the cause of pain in the back? And what can be done about it? The good news is that many are finding relief through chiropractic care.
Causes and Symptoms of Back Pain
Back pain is different for everyone. For some, it may consist of stiffness and aches of the back. For others, it could feel like specific pain that radiates outward or regular back spasms. It can occur at any time throughout the day. Sitting or standing for long periods of time may result in flare ups of back pain. Too much movement or physical activity could also lead to more pain. Whether your pain is just starting or you suffer and have suffered from chronic pain for a long period of time, back pain should be addressed as soon as possible to ease discomfort and bring about much needed relief.
Methods for Managing Back Pain
When this type of pain hits, most people tend to reach for medications in an attempt to curb pain, but the effects of medication to ease pain are short-lived and the dependency upon medication could become a problem. Doctors also recommend bed rest to alleviate back pain, but this may not be possible for some people. Missing too much school or work is just not an option for many. Thus, the cycle of pain continues.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
When other methods don’t work, doctors can suggest surgery or invasive procedures in an attempt to correct back pain. But before considering more drastic measures, turn to chiropractic care and a Lithia Springs chiropractor for relief. Spinal misalignments are usually the root cause of back pain. Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic will perform an examination, locate spinal misalignments, and perform gentle adjustments to correct those misalignments. Chiropractic methods can remove nerve interference that causes dysfunction and pain within the body to bring about long-term back pain relief.
Chiropractic Care Produces Results
Reports have shown just how effective chiropractic care is for alleviating back pain. A 2011 report discussed the positive results of the Pierce System for reducing pain in the back. Is most instances, it only took 6 weeks to eliminate all symptoms of back pain. After just one or two adjustments, many experience relief for a short time, but pain sometimes returns for a short time as the body reverts back to what it’s used to. Repetition is necessary to correct spinal alignment over time. Follow-up visits are required to achieve optimal results. Chiropractic case studies are promising for those with chronic or debilitating back pain.
If you suffer from back pain, consider chiropractic care before invasive procedures or nonpermanent solutions like medication. To start seeing results, contact Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic today.
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