Many people think that they just have to live with lower back pain. This incorrect belief is, in part, because of horror stories related to failed surgeries and other ineffectual treatments. Since many doctors try to prescribe strong painkillers, such as addictive opioids, patients have another reason to avoid conventional treatment.
Fortunately, there is another option. Here at Back In Action Chiropractic, we offer safe, non-invasive, drug free treatments that can be more effective than conventional therapies.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
This sort of pain comes in two main forms: Acute and chronic. Acute pain is typically the result of an injury that results in a strain or sprain. It can also result from an injury that causes the spine to go out of alignment, damages a disc, or causes other long-term trauma. Typically, acute back pain is very sharp and debilitating, but the strength of the pain isn't necessarily connected to the severity of the underlying damage.
Chronic back pain is the type that continues after an initial strain, sprain, or spinal problem has done most or all of the healing that it can. It can also be caused by disease processes such as arthritis, which never really heal but instead come and go or simply get worse over time.
Why You Should Go Ahead and Have Back Pain Treated
If you have acute back pain, the main reason you should get it treated is to prevent further injury and to speed healing. Often, damage that can later result in chronic pain is hidden under the pain caused by the more-obvious problem. By having your spine checked and treated by a chiropractor right away, you help to ensure that any hidden problems are found and addressed in time to prevent further pain.
Sufferers of chronic pain need to have it treated to greatly improve quality of life, productivity, and general well-being. Chronic pain doesn't just cause physical effects. It's psychologically wearing, and over time, can result in clinical depression. Successful treatment restores the body and the mind to their proper states.
How do Chiropractors Treat Back Pain?
Since chiropractors don't use surgery or drugs, many wonder what they do use to bring about improvement. The specifics depend on your case and its details, but there are a few standard possibilities you can expect. First, the chiropractor will want to do spinal adjustments. These get the vertebrae and discs lined up properly so that they are not working against each other. This, in turn, allows the back to direct its natural healing powers on other aspects of your problem, such as healing a strain or sprain.
Other therapies may be used as well. Therapeutic massage, spinal decompression, and related treatments work synergistically with spinal adjustment to both speed healing and improve overall results.
Schedule an Evaluation
To get started on drug-free, surgery-free lower back pain treatment, just schedule an evaluation with our chiropractor here at Back In Action Chiropractic in Waunakee, WI. If you're new, this will only cost $21!