If you feel a tweak or a bit of pain in your back, it’s easy to ignore it. After all, this fleeting, minor problem will probably resolve itself, right? But if it persists after a day or two, you might start to worry. What if it’s a sign of a larger problem? Once a week or more has gone by, it’s hard to get past the fact that you have chronic back pain.
Inevitably, you’ll turn to the internet for help. This isn’t a bad thing – there’s plenty of reliable, accurate information out there, and it’s always good to take action. However, without a frame of reference provided by an experienced medical professional, you’re likely to only be guessing at what the deeper issue behind your chronic pain is.
What you really need is the assistance of a trained chiropractic professional. Where the internet can provide you with generalities, a chiropractor gives them context that’s specific to you. The spinal experts at Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA have the experience and know-how to accurately diagnose and help you treat your chronic back pain.
The multiple causes of chronic back pain
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain. It’s one of the most commonly reported health problems in the United States. And it’s not just the actual back pain that causes you duress and agony: your range of motion is decreased, you may experience headaches, and you might even notice neck pain or digestive problems, just to name a few.
The reasons for back pain are numerous. It’s very difficult to determine the exact root cause of the problem without a full examination at a chiropractor’s office, and without the chiropractor knowing the full history leading to your problem.
Take a look at some of the more common causes of chronic back pain below. While some reasons are easily addressed, others may require not only treatment, but a change in lifestyle, diet and habits.
- Sedentary lifestyle;
- Sudden weight gain;
- Poor diet;
- Poor posture;
- Improper lifting technique;
- Congenital curvature of the spine.
As you can see, the list is greatly varied. If you’re reading this without the context of a thorough examination, it’s quite easy to see where you might go astray trying to address chronic pain problems!
What a chiropractor can do for you
You may be managing your pain with over-the-counter or prescription drugs. These can be effective at temporarily alleviating pain. However, long-term use means you’re more liable to suffer from a variety of side effects or develop an addiction to painkillers. Plus, these Band-Aid solutions have no long-term validity.
Chiropractic gets to the root of the problem and has no known side effects. A chiropractor such as Dr. Justin Favreau will review your medical history, take all of your symptoms into account, and perform a physical evaluation. They may even recommend X-rays or an MRI, as they’re focused on developing an accurate diagnosis for your unique spinal condition.
Once they have a better idea of what’s causing your back pain, a chiropractor can recommend tailored treatment. This often includes readjusting misaligned vertebrae, as a start. Adjustments are typically coupled with recommended lifestyle changes, such as adopting a nutritious diet and a low-impact exercise plan. Some patients also opt for therapeutic massage and trigger point therapy.
Don’t let the onset of chronic back pain run your life. Trust the team at Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA. Contact us today to set up your free consultation and learn more about the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) program we employ to tailor treatment to your unique spine.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.