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Back Pain Relief

Your back pain is becoming a real pain in the neck! Keeping you home from work, making you miss out on activities with your friends, worrying your loved ones. Getting back to your normal routine is important, and finding back pain relief is the key. But can you find relief for back pain without buying out the pharmacy? Actually, you can! Read more.

What Causes Back Pain?

The short answer? Life.

Life is full of stress, all of which contributes to that backache you’ve been putting up with – whether it’s mildly annoying or downright unbearable. Maybe you don’t feel stressed (and good for you if you don’t!), but there are many types of stress, and they all affect the structures of your body. The body is incredibly adaptable, but it has its limit, and when that limit is surpassed, pain is the inevitable result. It may be lower back pain or upper back pain, and if it persists it can become chronic back pain.

Some types of stress you may not have thought of as stress include chemical stress and physical stress. Most people are familiar with being “stressed out”, which refers to mental or emotional stress. That kind of stress usually involves worry, fear, anger, resentment, grief and other similar thoughts and emotions. The body reacts to this stress by tensing the muscles, which creates strain on the muscles and the skeleton, often involving nerve irritation.

Back pain traditional treatment imageChemical stress includes eating, drinking or inhaling substances that the body finds toxic, even if we think we enjoy them. These substances may include:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Preservatives in food
  • Smoggy air
  • Even an excess of sweets!

Chemical stressors all affect the hormone levels in the body, which in turn affect the functioning of the nervous system.

Physical stress includes acute trauma, such as an automobile accident or a fall down the stairs, as well as more subtle forms of stress such as holding a strained posture for a long time, sleeping in an awkward position or performing repetitive motions.

Back Pain Relief

With over fifty nerves radiating from the spine, the causes of back pain are numerous. And yet the traditional approach to treating back pain is to treat only the outer symptom – ignoring the myriad possibilities for the pain and doing nothing about those underlying causes. Medications numb the body, dull the mind and offer side effects ranging from irritating to life threatening – all for just a few hours of relief. Exercises can help strengthen muscles – but often overwork already stressed structures, increasing nerve irritation and pain. Surgery involves removing portions of the spinal column or fusing them together permanently, a drastic and risky approach that often results in future problems.

But another method is available, and it doesn’t rely on quick fixes or drastic measures to create safe, natural back pain relief.

Helping the Body Heal Itself

Back pain targeted relief image“Unlike mainstream medicine, chiropractic doesn’t just treat the outer symptoms of back pain, ” says this busy chiropractor in Watertown near Boston. “And it doesn’t cure back pain – your own body does that!”

What chiropractic does is identify and locate areas of misalignment within the spinal area that interfere with the nerves and the proper functioning of the body. Then, these areas are safely and gently adjusted, restoring proper structure and function and allowing the body to heal itself.

This natural healing is used the world over; in fact, chiropractic is the preferred form of alternative care in the world. With licensed, well-educated and highly caring professionals, chiropractic is safe and totally drug-free! And on top of that, most insurance covers it.

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All you have to do to start down the road to true health is contact a chiropractor for a consultation. You may be surprised at how much time your chiropractor takes with you – asking a series of probing questions to help understand what your lifestyle is like and what kind of symptoms you’re dealing with, performing a thorough exam, explaining both the results of the exam and the plan for dealing with the problems. Finally, the specific misalignments will be addressed with precise, safe chiropractic adjustment(s).

Many people experience back pain relief practically immediately; other folks feel that keeping regular chiropractic appointments maintains their spinal alignment and overall health. Obviously, individual results can’t be guaranteed. But chiropractic enjoys its overwhelming popularity because millions of chiropractic patients are thrilled with their results!

Causes of Back Pain

The back is a very large area of the body, and back pain can encompass a wide range of symptoms and underlying causes. Some common causes include the following:

Back Pain Cause Description
BULGING DISC The discs are located between the vertebrae, providing a cushion between these bony elements. If the discs become worn, they can weaken and the pulpy material inside the disc can bulge, pushing into the space around the spinal cord or pressing directly on nerve roots. This can cause pain in any area served by the affected nerves.
SCIATICA Bulging discs or bone spurs can press directly on the sciatic nerve, causing pain in the lower back and legs.
SPINAL DEGENERATION Disc wear and tear can cause the spinal canal to narrow. When this space shrinks, nerves traveling through it are compressed, resulting in pain in the corresponding areas.
OSTEOPOROSIS Loss of bone density and strength can result in compression fractures and bone spurs in the spine, creating significant pain.

You really don’t have to live with back pain. All it takes is a phonecall to a chiropractor, and you’re on your way to a back pain relief!

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