The Chiropractic Solution to Back Pain

The Chiropractic Solution to Back Pain

Posted By Atlanta Pain & Rehab || 29-Apr-2014

At any given moment, 31 million people in America are suffering from back pain. That’s a lot of people experiencing discomfort and pain that may also prevent them from working or enjoying their leisure time. Back pain is a significant cause of disability and it also accounts for a large percentage of doctors’ visits. Chiropractic treatment provides a solution to back pain – here’s how.

Reasons for Back Pain

Back pain may be caused by many different factors, usually mechanical in nature – for example, you may twist as you lift an object, resulting in a back sprain. Moving heavy items can strain the muscles in the back. Even simply picking something up off the floor can result in a back injury. Poor posture and sitting in an uncomfortable position for a long period of time can also result in back pain.

Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment

The chiropractic system looks at pain in the body as an interlinked occurrence and realizes that back pain is often the result of stress and strain on the spine in general. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore function to the spine, relieve areas of pressure and tension, and reduce pain.

Chiropractic Benefits for Back Pain

Chiropractic is a drug-free solution to pain, which means it bypasses problems associated with the long-term use of painkillers. You also do not have to undergo surgery – chiropractic is a simple, non-invasive procedure that does not cause discomfort. Chiropractic reduces pain and allows you to lead a more comfortable life – you can walk more easily, move more comfortably, and enjoy activities without pain.

Preventing Back Pain

The chiropractic method also includes advice and techniques for avoiding the problem of back pain in the future. For example, you should lose weight if you need to and keep to a healthy weight – obesity puts excess stress on the joints in the spine. Avoid stress that creates muscle tension, and keep active in order to strengthen joints and relieve pain. Understand how to sit and stand correctly in order to take the pressure off the spine, and how to lift objects without damaging the back.

Make sure you have regular treatment sessions with a chiropractor for the best pain-relief benefits. If you have questions or want to start your treatment, make an appointment today at the chiropractor’s clinic.

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