You wake up and your back hurts. You take a few over the counter painkillers and attempt to get a few more hours of sleep. With over 80% of people suffering with back pain at one time in their lives, you are in the majority. If your injury is very minor, then the pain may subside in 3-4 days. If it is not, then you will need to seek out specific treatment to assist in recovering from the injury.
Back pain is usually caused when you sprain a ligament or muscle, or irritate a joint or disk. In addition, poor posture, obesity, repetitive motions, and arthritis can also cause back pain.
As you can tell, back injuries are a part of everyday-life. Usually, the spine is very adept at dealing with minor injuries, and will heal itself quickly. More serious back pain, however, may not go away on its own. Serious, persistent back pain is classified as pain which lasts for more than 30 days. While some people may take a wait and see approach, the pain will remain. Studies have indicated that more than 90% of people who experience back pain for more than 30 days will continue to have pain more than 5 years down the road if left untreated.
So how do you know if your injury is serious? Call us to schedule an appointment! In one visit, we can assess your condition and determine what type of treatment is necessary to heal your injury. Through a physical exam and diagnostic studies, we can develop a definitive treatment plan. Chiropractors are specially trained in injury treatment and pain management. If you attempt to wait it out and see if the pain goes away on its own, you can cause further injury that can potentially be permanent.
Never been to a chiropractor before and not sure how it works? Our treatment consisits of controlled spinal adjustments, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy to restore proper biomechanics and align your spine which is tailored to each patients specific needs. Chiropractic treatment is natural and noninvasive. Chiropractors treat all types of injury, from the very mild to ones that are persistent and very painful. Chances are that your nagging back pain may not go away on its own…if this sounds like you or someone you know, call us today to start the healing!!