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Who doesn’t have it? And worse, so many people have back pain without really even knowing how they got it. Thankfully, there is a growing awareness that back pain can be caused by simple, everyday things—poor posture, repetitive strain (sitting at a desk all day, looking down at a computer or phone), and problems from childhood experiences like learning to walk or ride a bike. Even some babies lose their proper alignment on their way through the birth canal.
Origins of Back Pain
Here’s the thing about the human body: it heals itself, and that’s a miraculous and wonderful thing. BUT… if it heals itself in the wrong position, it’ll stay that way for a really long time. Picture this: as a kid, you fall off your bike. You cry a little and move on. Kids are pretty resilient. Your vertebrae heal themselves, but they’re a bit off kilter. Your young, flexible, and highly distracted body doesn’t notice a thing. But over the years, your misaligned joints or cartilage grind against each other and BAM! Back pain.
The results of back pain can be varied, and many of them may sound familiar: stiffness, pain, limited mobility, or even disability and depression. Untreated, even “minor” misalignments of the spine can result in arthritis, herniated disks, nerve or muscle spasms, and many other serious problems.
Medication for Back Pain?
The conventional response to pain is medication. This is understandable: medicine offers a quick relief (sometimes!) and is convenient—once you buy it, you pop a couple pills and move on with your day. But this is essentially a Band-Aid approach to fixing a major structural problem, like dabbing salve on a broken leg and hoping for the best. Many people medicate until the pain becomes so unbearable that they start to explore surgical options.
Back pain is not normal.
Pain does not have to be a way of life—but it will be if the root cause isn’t addressed.
So how does Precision Chiropractic address the root cause of back pain?
The process begins with an X-ray, so we can see exactly where and what the problem is. Then, through gentle and meticulous adjustments to the vertebrae, we begin putting things back where they belong. If the body has been out of sorts for a while, it will try to slip back into old habits, which is why multiple adjustments are vital to long-term healing and prevention. Roughly three months after your first visit, we take another x-ray so you can see the difference.
By this point, though, you’ll already know the difference: you’ll feel it.
Schedule a complimentary consultation today and find out if your back pain is fixable.
I was skeptical at first, but I am glad that I took a natural approach to correcting my back/spine issues and not resorting to drugs/pollutants.Anonymous on 3/14/16