Back Pain Treatment
Back pain is a constant struggle for many people. It can affect all facets of their lives and make it difficult to do even routine things such as walk, work, do household chores, or even sleep peacefully. The long-term effects of back pain can lead to additional health problems.
For those reasons and more, a good chiropractor with extensive knowledge of back pain, its causes, and effective treatment is essential to getting back on the road to complete health.
Here are some things you should know about upper and lower back pain and how a qualified chiropractic team can help.
Facts About Back Pain
- According to the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University, 65 million Americans report recent incidents of back pain. A significant percentage experience persistent pain, which limits many daily activities.
- Back pain is the sixth most costly medical condition in the US. It is also the second-leading reason for upper-respiratory infections.
- Chronic back pain is one of the most common causes of missed workdays.
- It is very likely that as many as 80% of people living in the US will experience significant back pain at some point in their lives.
Potential Reasons For Back Pain
There can be many causes of back pain.
Because muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints must all cooperate within the complex structure of the human body, pulled muscles, strains, and other injuries resulting in back pain are common. Your back pain might be from improper poor posture, incorrect lifting, excessive weight, stress, a car accident, or a past injury.
Preexisting medical conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis, kidney stones, osteoporosis, or disease affecting your organs might also be the cause of your pain.
How a Good Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractic care is an effective, safe way to treat many types of back pain. With effective chiropractic treatment for back pain, you can return to greater mobility with fewer incidents of returning pain. Often this can be accomplished without the need for prescription pain medication and the side effects or risks for addiction that comes with it.
Unlike conventional medical treatments, which focus on symptoms, chiropractic care looks at the underlying cause of your individual back pain. While treating symptoms may bring temporary relief, they often do nothing for the underlying causes, which means your back pain will only keep coming back.
And because everyone is different, an experienced chiropractic team can individualize your treatment to make it more effective. They can advise you on lifestyle changes that could benefit you, conduct massage or laser therapy, and physical rehab designed to not only eliminate back pain but to keep it from coming back.
Your Upper and Lower Back Pain Specialists
Akridge Chiropractic provides personalized, holistic healthcare designed for the individual. Every patient receives a complete neurological and physical examination to determine their best treatment options.