Back pain is common – but it’s not normal. And it doesn’t have to be a way of life. Medication might take away some of the pain temporarily, but if you really want to FIX the problem, you should try a Gonstead chiropractor.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor’s office. More than half of all adults are bothered by low back pain every year.
But here’s the good news: just because something is common does not mean it is normal.
No matter what your age, pain in your back is a signal that something is wrong – and if we can find and fix that underlying problem, then the pain goes away.
Chiropractic cannot fix every health problem under the sun, but it is remarkably effective with helping back pain. In particular, the Gonstead technique has an impressive track record for helping people get out of pain without addictive medication or risky surgery.
Dr. Martin is the most experienced Gonstead chiropractor in Durham and has helped hundreds of people of all ages get to the root cause of their back pain. So if you are experiencing back pain and you’re not ready to accept that as “normal” in your life, then you’ve come to the right place.
What Causes Back Pain?
The spine is to the body what a frame is to a building. If part of the internal framework of a building is weak or crooked, all of the surrounding areas will be compromised.
Same goes for your body. When a joint is misaligned, the muscles surrounding it will tighten in an effort to provide the same level of support. When a vertebra is out of place, the cartilage will start to wear down. When a nerve is pinched and the body’s natural signaling system is interrupted, inflammation will flare up around the site and other symptoms may arise. Arthritis, muscle spasms, and herniated disks can also result from poor alignment. Any of these situations can mean mild to debilitating back pain. If it’s not sore muscles from a good workout, back pain is the result of something being out of place.
The short answer to this question is that something’s out of place. When the segments of your spine shift out of normal position, nerves get pinched, discs pop out of place, vertebrae start grinding against each other. Therefore, the muscles surrounding the spine do everything they can to offer better support, meaning they get tight and knotted. The result? Pain.