Our bodies experience pain for a reason. It serves as a signal that something is not right. We may be able to keep our symptoms at bay for a while with pain relievers or other medications—but that doesn’t mean we have gotten rid of the problem. The solution is temporary, and can lead to other, more severe problems in the future.
Two Possible Causes
There are two common back pain causes; facet-joints on the back of each spinal bone that are filled with nerves—these joints can often be the root of your back pain.
And the joints aren’t the only possible issue in fact it is not uncommon to have more than one issue at a time leading to the distress and pain in the body. The discs that act as shock absorbers to our spine and sit between the vertebrae can cause severe back pain as well. Trauma, over use, or poor posture all contribute to disc compromise. The spinal discs can bulge, herniate and extrude from the normal position, this in turn compresses the spinal nerves and causes aggravating pressure that can results in severe back pain.
The Choices Available
Ignoring these symptoms is actually like ignoring a fire alarm and it will eventually worsen the current issues. Many people think they can “rest” the pain away but bed rest may actually draw out the problem. Some try stretching, exercise, and therapy but this can also stress the malfunctioning joints and cause further injury. Turning to back pain relievers work to mask your pain, but do little to fix it. And surgery is a serious, costly and sometimes dangerous alternative that is rarely fully effective. It should be used as a last resort. Why not first start with a healthy, safe and natural approach to care?
Spinal adjustments have been proven effective. By allowing your spine to function the way it should, your soft tissue and discs can heal themselves naturally over time. This can help limit the involvement of nerves, easing your pain, and allowing better stability to return.
If your back is hurting, we are here to help. Give Waterside Chiropractic a call and let’s begin to ease your pain the safe and natural way.