Back Pain

| 21/06/2016 | 0 Comments More

back pain picMost of us get back pain from time to time, but living an active lifestyle is the best solution.

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Poor posture can lead to back pain.  Spending your day sitting at a desk, slouching in front of the TV, sleep in a bed that’s too hard or too soft, and hunching your back and shoulders can all lead to back pain.

Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms:

As you go through life, a slight loss of proper movement of the bones/joints can interfere with the healthy working of your spine, and the nerves that pass through it.  This can lead to pain.  Chiropractic, unlike painkilling drugs, treats the cause of pain, not just the pain itself.  Your local Chiropractor should offer a full examination, including x-rays and ask you questions about posture, medical history and lifestyle to try and discover the cause of your back problem and offer a diagnosis.

Your treatment will involve gentle specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and remove spinal nerve irritation.  This effective drug free treatment is generally painless, although you may feel short term discomfort if your back is very sore.

Your Chiropractor may recommend ice or heat treatment and massage.  Scientific research shows that you should remain active – prolonged bed rest weakens the bones and muscles and reduces your chances of full recovery.  So you may also be advised to take regular gentle exercise to ease your back pain.

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