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Back Pain and Chiropractic

Back Pain

Pain of any kind is a sign something’s wrong. Some people silence the pain with drugs. But that would be like removing the battery to quiet a smoke detector!

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Drugs can silence the painful alarm, but overlook the cause.

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” aren’t 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.

Your Choices

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.)

Chiropractic Works

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 don’t have a chiropractor, find a qualified Association member chiropractor near you today!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Isn’t some back pain normal?

Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t 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.
What about muscle relaxers?

First, chiropractors don’t dispense drugs. Muscle [relaxers] and even the most common over-the-counter pain medications fail on two counts. First, while convenient, they don’t 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.
How does chiropractic work?

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.
Does insurance pay for chiropractic?
These days, many policies cover at least some of the care you’ll need. It’s convenient when an insurance company or some other third party helps pay the bill. But be careful! Don’t allow the profit motives of a huge corporation to make decisions for you. If you sincerely want your health back, a chiropractor can help. Find out how chiropractors make state-of-the-art chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone.
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