29 Nov Back Pain
Did you know that back pain is the second most common reason for medical visits? 8 out of 10 people will be affected by some level of back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can range from a sudden sharp pain to a constant dull ache. Acute back pain comes suddenly and lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain stays constant for three months or more.
For mild pain, over-the-counter pain relievers and taking it easy for a little while can help. But ignoring the problem and resting for too long could actually make the problem worse. If the pain is severe or doesn’t improve after a few days, you should see a healthcare provider.
For the majority of people experiencing back pain, they can be successfully treated with surgery. Non-surgical treatment options for back pain include cold packs, application of heat, prescription drugs, injections, and specific physical therapy exercises. Which treatment is right for you will depend on the level of pain you experience and the underlying cause of your back pain. Find a great local chiropractor in your area to help you identify the cause of your back pain and recommend the best treatment for you.
One potential cause of back pain is joint dysfunction. A joint dysfunction is when two or more vertebrae are misaligned and aren’t functioning together the way they should. Joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed for a long time, and can eventually lead to symptoms in other parts or joints of the body as well. So by the time back or joint pain, decreased mobility and other issues show up, the underlying condition may have been present for months or even years.
Fortunately, these problems can be detected and treated with early routine chiropractic care. Find a Bolingbrook chiropractor today, and take control of your health and wellness.