For back pain, especially back pain that can't be connected to a specific injury or event, the best treatment is chiropractic care.
Chiropractic treatment for back pain works by finding and correcting misalignments of the spinal bones (called vertebrae).
These misalignments can put pressure on nerves, causing interference in the nervous system and compromising communication between the mind and body. This interference makes it more difficult for the body to receive the signals from the brain that drive the healing process. The misalignments themselves can also be the cause of the pain being experienced.
The most common back problems treated with chiropractic care in adults over 50 include lumbar disc herniation, radicular pain in the legs, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. As well as providing relief from back pain, chiropractic treatments have been found to provide additional benefits such as improved range of motion in both the back and the neck, increased strength and stability in the back, and a decrease in reliance on pain medication.
One study that looked at chiropractic care for back pain found that those who received regular chiropractic treatments experienced a significantly greater improvement in their back pain symptoms than those who did not. They also had a decreased need for medication and reported less interference from back pain in their daily lives.
Situations or issues that might cause back pain include:
Bad posture or postural strain
Sitting in the same position for too long
Obesity or excess weight
Stress (physical, chemical or emotional)
Arthritic changes in spinal or other joints
If you are experiencing back pain, it is important to seek out help from a chiropractor as soon as possible. Chiropractors are experts in treating back pain, and can get you back to feeling your best in no time! You can trust Alms Clinical Associates to help you resolve your back pain so you can live your life to the fullest.