Lower Back pain


Natural and Long Lasting Solution To Your Back Pain

Natural and Long Lasting Solution To Your Back Pain

Jane wakes up in the morning feeling quite stiff in the back. It takes her 20 minutes into the day before she starts to feel more mobile. She is a mother of 2 children, (a 3 year old and 18 month old). She started working 6 months ago after being on maternity leave for 12 months. She cannot sit or stand for long periods of time without experiencing back pain. She feels a little stressed that she cannot pick up her 18 month old anymore as the pain can sometimes become unbearable. She has felt this way for the last few weeks

Does Jane's story sound familiar

You're not alone. Back pain is a stressful and uncomfortable condition, which will affect 80% of people at some stage during their lives. While you can sometimes feel quite isolated with this debilitating condition, one thing that most sufferers have in common, is that it can take the fun out of their life. You may find that your back pain can get in the way of you enjoying your favourite sport and hobby. For some, it may mean less productivity at work and around the house. And well for others, spending less time interacting with your family and friends

Whether it affects you at work, home, or socially, pain in your back is something you do not have to put up with

Thankfully, an instant and long-lasting solution can be found with Chiropractic care. Chiropractic has been shown to be very effective in helping back pain sufferers overcome pain and discomfort. Even more so, regular chiropractic adjustments can also help to minimise your chances of developing the pain in the future

While medication masks the symptom, Chiropractors get to the cause of your pain, providing you with instant relief and long-lasting results

Before we can completely understand exactly how Chiropractic can help to eliminate back pain, we must first understand what it is and how it develops

Back pain is described as pain or discomfort felt in the upper, middle, or lower back, that may sometimes radiate to the hips and legs. For some, it can appear on and off for many months or even years. It may develop as a result of an accident or injury, birth trauma, by maintaining poor posture, having a poor ergonomic work station, or by prolonged sitting, bending, lifting or twisting

The effects that these stresses may have on your spine and back is the formation of subluxations (spinal misalignments). Subluxations often lead to muscle tension, joint tension, disc and nerve pressure. All of which can create pain within the body, including your back

So how can a Chiropractor help

Chiropractors are trained to assess your spine for subluxations, one of the major causes of back pain. While medicine masks the pain, Chiropractors correct the cause of your pain (subluxations). Chiropractors are the only health professional who can detect and correct subluxations. They do this by performing spinal adjustments, which can involve gentle hand pressure, or by using special instruments

If the pain in your back is due to muscle stiffness or weakness, your Chiropractor will perform stretching and strengthening exercises which will help. Many times these exercises can be performed at home

Once your pain has gone away, a good Chiropractor can also help you minimise the chances of it re-appearing in the future. They do this by recommending maintenance visits every few months, providing you with helpful exercises as well as self help tips you can apply at home or at work

It often amazes me with the various misconceptions people have regarding Chiropractors. Some people refer to them as the 'back crackers' or 'bone crunches'. Others think that going to a Chiropractor hurts, and that it is not safe. Let me take the time here to dispel these myths

Firstly, Chiropractors do not crack bones. They perform spinal adjustments, which can sometimes make a popping sound (the result of air escaping the joints as they are being released

Secondly, having a Chiropractic adjustment does not hurt. It is very gentle and people can sometimes find it quite ticklish

And finally, Chiropractic is very safe. A study by Pran Manga (1993) concluded that Chiropractic adjusting is safer than medical management of low back painDid you know that injured workers diagnosed with lower back pain returned to work much sooner when treated by Chiropractors than by physicians

And that it costs 8 times more to treat your back pain medically than it does to see a Chiropractor

As you can see, Chiropractic is an excellent solution to relieving back pain. As a matter of fact, more and more back pain sufferers are increasingly choosing and prefer chiropractic care over other forms of treatment to help with their back pain

If you would like to get rid of your back pain once and for all, consider having Chiropractic care. Consulting a Chiropractor for your back pain may just be the solution you have been waiting for

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