Back pain is a growing problem in America
Back pain is a common problem many people in Lee’s Summit, and across the globe, experience. In fact, per the American Chiropractic Association, 13 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time, and it is the second most common reason for a doctor’s visit in the United States. There are many reasons back pain is increasing and many options for treatment.
There are many causes of back pain
Many factors and diseases can cause back pain in people. The back contains many bones, muscles, and ligaments which if twisted the wrong way or tweaked slightly, can cause back pain. Herniated or bulging discs, as well as muscle strain and pinched nerves, are all common causes of back pain.
However, other things can cause pain as well. Poor posture and lifting heavy items incorrectly can all trigger pain in the back. Sitting for a long time as well as being overweight can also cause your pain. Even certain illnesses and diseases can cause back pain.
Chiropractors can help relieve back pain
Chiropractors utilize a variety of techniques to help relieve back pain in their patients. At Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center, our physicians work to diagnose the cause of your back pain before starting treatment. By finding the cause of your pain, chiropractors can use the correct treatment to relieve pain and treat the issue. Then they can work with you to teach you things you can do to help prevent the pain from returning.
Perhaps the treatment most associated with chiropractors, many physicians utilize manipulations and do adjustments on the back to help relieve pain. However, that’s not the only treatment option they use. At Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center, we also use massage, heat, ice, stretches, muscle stimulation and decompression to treat back pain. We’ll also teach you exercises that can help prevent it from returning.
There are many things you can do to help prevent back pain from occurring
There are many things chronic back pain sufferers and people who have never had back pain can do to reduce the risk of it occurring, along with the exercises your doctor recommends. Maintaining a healthy weight and active lifestyle, sitting with proper posture, wearing comfortable, flat shoes, and using proper form when lifting heavy items are just some things you can do to help prevent back pain.
Lee’s Summit, MO residents who are experiencing back pain, or who experience chronic back pain should consider seeing a chiropractor at Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center. We work with you to determine the cause of your pain and find ways to help prevent it from returning. We look forward to helping you feel your best.