Many individuals find relief from low back pain by seeking treatment from a chiropractor. Sometimes the cause of low back pain is obvious; it could be the result of a car accident or it could occur from a slip and fall. Many athletes suffer with lower back pain from overtraining or injury from competition. Fairly often, the cause of lower back pain is more of a mystery. It is almost as if some cases seem to appear without the patient being able to make a connection to an event or incident with the pain. Chiropractors are experts at diagnosing the cause of your back pain. While pain medications only cover up the symptoms, chiropractors find the cause and offer a solution to find relief from low back pain.
Types of back pain
Back pain can be experienced many different ways. When it comes to lower back pain, patients feel pain right in the middle of their lower back that is usually described as a sharp, stabbing pain, or being stabbed with a “hot poker.” Sometimes the pain radiates out to the muscles in your lower back or your buttocks and down through your legs. Backache can be one sided, centrally located or across your entire back area. Some backaches are so severe that the patient suffers weakness in the extremities.
Reduce the risk of back pain
Chiropractors examine your spine to see if each vertebra is properly situated, and they make sure it is correctly aligned. If even a single vertebra is misaligned, it can cause severe pain and can irritate the nerves exiting the spine. Chiropractors can reduce or relieve back pain by performing what is called a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors perform chiropractic adjustments to correct the misaligned vertebrae or pinched nerves. A reassuring fact is that there are no surgeries involved. It is also a drug-free approach for treating pain. Chiropractic care allows your body to heal by itself and return to its optimal health naturally.
Many people who suffer from low back pain believe that their only option is to ignore the pain or take medications for temporary relief. These people are caught in a vicious circle of pain that usually becomes a chronic condition. There is strong evidence that chiropractic treatment eases and eliminates many kinds of back pain, particularly lower back pain. Patients report immediate improvement and increased ability to painlessly move their back, and they resume normal daily activities. Spinal adjustments are performed in order to ease trauma in surrounding tissue such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons in an effort to lower the intensity of your back pain and to restore normal function. ChiroCarolina® of Charlotte, NC, provides neuromuscular, electrical stimulation, massage therapy, and physiotherapy to support the chiropractic treatment. Call their office today to schedule drug free and pain free relief from low back pain.
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