relief from low back painHalf of us need relief from low back pain

Charlotte chiropractors can attest to reports that half the people in the workforce, worldwide, are in need of relief from back pain. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work, and it is the leading cause of disability everywhere. Chiropractic care, thankfully, offers relief from low back pain, and it can reduce risk of back pain recurrences by restoring patients to full function and providing a means for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Causes of back pain

The structure of the back is a complicated assemblage of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. These ligaments can be sprained, muscles strained, discs ruptured, and joints irritated; all of which can lead to back pain.  Also, pain can result when sprains, strains, and ruptures irritate the spinal cord or the nerves branching off it. Accidents and sports injuries or accidents are of course common causes of back pain, but sometimes the simplest of movements, such as picking up you shoes, can have painful results. Arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress are known to cause or complicate back pain, as can diseases of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss. If you need relief from low back pain, call your Charlotte chiropractor for an examination to locate the cause of your pain, and get relief.

Spinal manipulation effective for relief from low back pain

Make an informed choice about your back care. Learn how doctors of chiropractic can help you by going online to read results of research studies on the effectiveness of chiropractic care; visit the website of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Join thousands of others in choosing treatment that is cost effective and that works without the use of drugs or surgery. Practical low back pain sufferers in Charlotte, NC are opting for the most conservative care available, and they find that gentle spinal adjustment, like that provided by the caring Charlotte chiropractors at ChiroCarolina®, is the safest and most effective method of achieving relief from low back pain.

Tips to reduce risk of back pain

Of course, prevention is always preferable to treatment, no matter how simple or effective. To help reduce risk of back pain, follow these recommendations from the ACA: maintain a healthy diet and weight; stay active and avoid prolonged bed rest or inactivity; warm up or stretch before exercising or doing other physical activities such as gardening; maintain proper posture; wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes; sleep on a comfortably firm mattress; lift with your knees, keeping the object close to your body; and quite smoking because it impairs blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues.

If you are in search of relief from back pain, look first toward the conservative, effective, gentle, and cost effective chiropractic care available from the experienced doctors at ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte, NC. Make an informed choice about the kind of healthcare you want for yourself and your family, and call today for relief from low back pain!