If you’ve ever had back pain, even just for a few days, you know how bad it can hurt. Sometimes you can’t even bend down without pain, and getting up isn’t easy either. Chronic back pain is one of the top reasons people seek in America medical treatment, and this injury results in lost wages and reduced productivity. It affects eight out of ten people at some point in their lives, with the lower back being the area most susceptible to pain and injury.
Is Your Chronic Back Pain Worsening?
It probably isn’t surprising to hear that there are many conditions that can result in low back pain. These include sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured disks, trigger points, arthritis, obesity, psychological stress, inflamed joints, sports injuries or accidents. Sometimes even the simplest movements, like tying shoelaces, can have painful results.
When you have back pain it can limit the range of activities you might enjoy and prevent you from engaging in fun activities with your friends and family, such as playing favorite sports or just getting up from bed. Temporary solutions such as heating pads and over-the-counter analgesics can be found in the market, but these can actually make pain worse. As you know, medications and other OTC treatments do not treat the underlying problem of back pain—they merely try to fool the brain into thinking there is no pain. It is what we call “pain relief,” but in the long term that pain relief only leads to different symptoms and more side effects.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment that relieves pain without covering it up. If you want to avoid back pain and its side effects, call the office and schedule your appointment today.
Dr. Scott Cabazolo
112 E 6th Street
Front Royal, VA 22630