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Back pain is one of the most common health problems, both in the US and worldwide. It’s also one of the most debilitating, affecting the ability to work and general well-being. Although not a disease, but rather a constellation of symptoms, back pain can affect the low, middle, and upper regions of the spine and can be acute, subacute, and chronic. It can happen to people of all ages, and a flare-up can strike at any moment with what is considered a normal activity —picking up the dog, bending down to pick up a pencil, or reaching behind you to grab your purse out of the backseat. Back pain is responsible for major economic hardships with time lost from work and has a major impact on the ability to perform even the simplest activities of daily living. Trying to live with chronic back pain greatly alters your quality of life when you can’t participate in the activities you love to do or if you lose the ability to create income for your family because you can’t work, on top of the costs trying to treat the problem.
In many cases, the origins are unknown. But there are several prominent risk factors that have been identified: age, lack of exercise, occupational posture and improper lifting, depressive moods, and obesity. Back pain can come on suddenly, last for weeks, and is easily aggravated resulting in frequent flare-ups. The most common causes of back pain are osteoporosis, bulging or ruptured discs, strain/sprain of the muscles and ligaments, and arthritis.
Chiropractic care for back pain relief is a proven, non-invasive and safe treatment, the natural and drug-free way. hile every case is different and requires individual evaluation and treatment management, chiropractic care is aimed at allowing the nervous system to operate smoothly. The health, integrity, and biomechanical function of the spine is evaluated for misalignments and treated with the chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment realigns the joints in the spine to re-establish the communication pathways between the body and the nervous system. Proper communication allows the back pain to resolve and prevent back pain from reoccurring in the future.
It’s easy to see that pain medication is not the answer to back pain with the current opioid epidemic in the US. Pain medication masks the pain temporarily while simultaneously creating a physically dangerous dependence. When the patient stops taking the pain medications, the pain comes back because the root cause of the problem was never addressed in the first place. Chiropractic care directly addresses the root of the problem by putting your nervous system back in working order. Realigning the joints in the spine to move and function properly relieves back pain naturally, without pain medication, because the root cause of the problem has been addressed.
There’s no need to suffer through chronic back pain anymore. See how our team of experts at Living Well Balanced can help you today. Call us at 212-579-2858 to schedule a free consultation.