#TACTIX :: Treating Back Pain

Ouch! There’s that sharp pain in your lower back again. Whether you’re suddenly suffering from dull aches, sharp or stabbing pains, a persistent dull ache, a burning sensation, or even spasms, this type of pain can feel debilitating. Many of us often feel this is due to old age or the “new normal” for our bodies. But when the heating pads, extra pillows, massage chairs, and other at-home remedies fail to work, there can be that turning point where you need to seek help treating back pain.

Chiropractic care facilities, like Chiropractix, offer a gentle and non-invasive way to treat pain, stiffness, and mobility issues. Back pain is one of the most common issues a chiropractor sees. In fact, chiropractic focuses on the spine and the belief that many physical problems can be traced back to issues with the musculoskeletal system. Even a slight misalignment of the spine can cause lower back pain, upper back pain, and an array of health issues. Through hands-on adjustments of the spine, known as spinal manipulation, a chiropractor can correct your misalignments, treating the source of your pain.

What’s involved with back pain treatment?

A chiropractor first takes a medical history, performs a physical examination, and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your back pain. The biggest part of this is really listening to the patient to get a better idea of what’s causing the pain and when it occurs. There could be many factors that can contribute to back pain – posture, how long you’re on your feet each day, a recent injury, or the type of work that you do. All of these could be part of determining treatment. Pain may be generated from either hard or soft tissue. Soft tissue like the muscles is often treated effectively through massage therapy.  Pain generated from hard tissue is more likely to require spinal manipulation or other techniques best performed by a well-trained chiropractor

How effective is lower back pain treatment?

study published in April 2017 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that spinal manipulation can modestly reduce a person’s lower back pain. Chiropractic manipulation also often leads to better patient outcomes, especially when combined with standard medical care, other studies suggest. Patients at Chiropractix, mirror that sentiment. Reviews show patients are satisfied with their treatment for lower back and other pain-related issues.

First step for back pain treatment
Chiropractic care may help with other ailments associated with your lower back pain. Once these cause issues are addressed, you may not have to feel that back pain is your continued destiny. Your best first step is to get evaluated and let the experts take a look at what the best treatment is for you. Contact Chiropractix to learn more and get you back on track to manage your back pain.  

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