It’s safe to say that back pain will not necessarily put your life at risk – in most cases – but it is a terrible condition to live with. It makes it difficult for you to get up and out of your chair, walk, and sit at your desk for long periods of time, drive your car, and so much more. This condition can have a serious and severe negative effect on your life and health.
But the good news is, a chiropractor can help you with your lower back pain. This aggravating problem does not need to annoy you for the rest of your life, as you will soon learn.
In order to help you understand the condition, its causes and types of treatment, let’s take a look at some of the main questions and answers surrounding chronic back pain.
How is Back Pain Caused?
Unfortunately lower back pain is a growing problem. At this time, it can actually affect about 80% of the adult population throughout their lifetime. That doesn’t mean that 80% of the people are suffering from this type of pain all the time. It means that they experience it at one point or another during their life.
There are a number of reasons why a person will feel pain in their lower back. It could be due to aging, stretching or straining muscles, a herniated or slipped disc, being overweight or obese, having bad posture, pregnancy, bone, tissue or muscle damage or other reasons. But by far, the greatest cause of back pain in the patients we see in our office is a misalignment of one or more vertebrae (bones of the spine).
Even though this is a problem that adults commonly experience, they should not ignore it.
Should I See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?
It’s certainly in your best interest to visit with a chiropractor if you are experiencing any type of back pain. This could really affect the quality of your life in a very negative way, and it could even harm your physical well-being in other ways that you’ve never even imagined.
If you are experiencing pain in your vertebral column, you should visit a chiropractor in instances that include:
- Spinal column pain that does not go away even after you have rested.
- Pain along with numbness in your legs, sciatica, overall weakness and difficulty urinating.
- Pain after experiencing some type of an injury or slip and fall accident.
- Tingling and numbness.
- Pain and sudden weight loss that cannot be explained.
- Pain and fever symptoms.
How Can I Help Prevent Further Back Pain?
It is a certainly possible to help prevent further back pain from disrupting your life. Here is a list of things that you can do to help prevent this problem from bothering you in the future:
- Regular visits to your chiropractor for adjustments.
- Regular exercise in order to keep your back muscles flexible and strong.
- Stretching, especially before vigorous exercise.
- Healthy body weight, because the lower the weight the less strain is being placed on the spine.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects. Ask for help if the object is too heavy to handle on your own.
With proper care and treatment, most cases of back pain can be effectively handled, allowing you to get back to doing the things you want and enjoying life. The highly trained chiropractors at Chirocare™ on Dolson Avenue in Middletown, NY can help alleviate your pain and discomfort. Give our friendly receptionist a call to find out how we can help you today.
Call 845-342-BACK (845-342-2225) now and be pain-free.