LOWER BACK PAIN
83% of Americans will have debilitating back pain. Acute and chronic lower back pain are very common problems among Americans. 83% of Americans will have a debilitating back pain episode in their lifetime. This back pain may be due to a wide variety of different factors.
People seeking out lower back pain treatment will usually be diagnosed and treated for everything from kidney problems to chronic muscle tension, arthritis, or pinched nerve.
WHERE TO TURN TO FOR LOWER BACK PAIN?
Fortunately, these are symptoms and problems that a chiropractor deals with on a daily basis. Chiropractors are specialists in the musculoskeletal system using a variety of adjustment techniques and therapies to alleviate symptoms of lower back pain
Below are other factors why you may have back pain:
- Pinched Nerve Problems
- Bulging Disc & Herniated Disc Conditions
- Strains and Tears of Spine Supporting Muscles & Ligaments
- Pregnancy-Related Weight Bearing Issues
- The onset of Arthritic Conditions such as Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sports Injuries
- Auto Accident Injuries
HOW DO CHIROPRACTORS HELP WITH BACK PAIN?
In recent years, several clinical studies have shown that chiropractic can be extremely effective when treating both acute and chronic lower back pain.
In fact, in 2017, in a paper entitled, “Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain” the American College of Physicians advised that patients suffering from lower back pain should seek out non-pharmacological based medical treatments such as chiropractic care, prior to electing for surgery and/or long-term courses of pain relief medication.
If you think about it, the most logical treatment for a physical problem is a physical treatment… right? Most back pain is caused by a physical structure, either by a pinched nerve, a joint that is stuck, or a muscle that is inflamed or tight. Sure, medication can help ease the pain, but it’s a temporary relief that blocks the brain from receiving pain signals from the affected area.
Using chemical treatment for a physical problem is short-term. We like to prescribe a treatment plan that will help your back pain for the long term. This requires a series of treatments that will include adjustments of the joints, manual therapy of the muscles to remove scar tissue (adhesions), and ACTIONABLE nutrition and exercise routine outside of the office. If you’re a sports fan, most professional teams use chiropractic as a form of rehab and recovery routine to keep their bodies ready for the next game. Often, these athletes utilize chiropractic care for maintenance. They don’t suffer any injuries, but they want to be able to perform at the highest level every game.
The most common phrase we hear in the office is “I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner.” Usually, there are a couple of misunderstandings that prevented them from coming sooner, a couple of “Unknowns”. People don’t know how it works, people think that “cracking” the back will cause more pain than they are in right now, or the cost is enormous, like the bills you get after visiting a doctor.
We assure you that we explain everything about your treatment in detail and how it will help with your pain before proceeding. We pride ourselves on the diligence of our services and the comfort of our patients. When you’re in severe pain, we don’t adjust (crack) you unless we think you can benefit. The initial treatments are conservative and our aim is to help relieve your pain, not make it worse.
WHAT ABOUT THE COST?
Most insurance will cover your chiropractic care. It’s extremely affordable and your co-payment can be anywhere from $25-$50. We hope to be able to help as many people as we can and we’d love to help you too