Puzzled about your lower back pain?
Common questions about lower back pain relief answered by your St. Joseph Chiropractor
If you're suffering from lower back pain, you probably have a few questions on your mind. What happened that set it off? How can you make it stop hurting? How can you keep it from becoming painful again? Here are some answers about low back pain relief, brought to you by St. Joseph Chiropractic of St. Joseph, MO:
What made my back start hurting?
When you haven't had an obvious injury from something like a slip and fall or a car accident, you might find yourself wondering what originally caused your lower back pain. Our chiropractor will perform an evaluation and exam to help answer this question.
Possible findings include strain from improper lifting, a herniated disc, spinal misalignment from past injuries that you thought had healed, and the effects of more recent accidents.
How can lower back pain be treated?
For minor injuries, many patients make do with over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and lessened activity. However, this method has drawbacks. Many OTC pain medications are hard on the stomach, and after a prolonged period of use, can result in internal bleeding. It can also take weeks for back pain to resolve on its own and sometimes it never does.
A good alternative is to seek chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors use methods like spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, physiotherapy, and corrective exercise to bring about pain relief and to help prevent further injuries to your back.
How can re-occurrence be prevented?
Proper treatment, combined with counseling, prevents re-injury to the back and further pain. This counseling centers on things like how to set up your work or activity area to prevent unnecessary strain on the back, proper lifting techniques, and related aspects of daily life. By following the doctor's advice, you greatly reduce your risk of a re-occurrence of your back pain.
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