Pain of any kind is a sign somethings wrong. Some people silence the pain with drugs. But that would be like removing the battery to quiet a smoke detector!
Two Common Causes
The nerve-rich facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are a common cause of back pain. The pain can be a sign that these interlocking fingers arent moving properly.
The discs between spinal bones can be involved, too. Trauma can cause the soft, pulpy material in the middle to bulge, putting pressure on nearby nerves.
Chiropractors have helped many people with safe and natural chiropractic care. Other choices include:
Ignore it (Spinal problems worsen.)
Bed rest (Prolongs the problem.)
Therapy (Stresses malfunctioning joints.)
Medicine (Covers up the problem.)
Surgery (Drastic. Risky. Ineffective.)
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help the spine right itself. By restoring the way your spine works, nerve involvement is reduced, pain eases and the body can heal.
If you dont have a chiropractor, find a qualified Association member chiropractor near you today!
Frequently Asked Questions:Isnt some back pain normal?
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isnt right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
First, chiropractors dont dispense drugs. Muscle [relaxers] and even the most common over-the-counter pain medications fail on two counts. First, while convenient, they dont address the underlying cause of your problem. Second, side effects such as addiction, kidney failure, liver damage and even death can result. When properly applied, ice can have an analgesic effect without the side effects associated with pain medications.
Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord, and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm if the body is working correctly. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments help improve mind/body communications. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.