Pain of any kind is a signal that something is wrong. At times, we try to silence our symptoms with a pain reliever and ignore the true underlying cause. That is like removing a battery to silence a smoke detector that is beeping. The nerve-rich facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are one of the most common causes of back pain. This pain can be a sign that these interlocking “fingers” aren’t moving right. In addition, the intervertebral discs between spinal bones can also cause severe pain. Trauma, repetitive stress, etc can cause this soft disc material between the vertebrae to bulge, which in turn, puts pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain.
Over-the-counter pain killers and prescription drugs only provide temporary relief, and do not give you permanent long-lasting relief for your back pain. We’ve helped many people with safe and natural chiropractic care. However, other choices a typical person can do are as follows:
- Ignore it (Spinal problems can get worse.)
- Bed rest (Can prolong the existing problem.)
- Therapy (Can stress malfunctioning joints.)
- Medicine (Numbs the body, and treats the pain but does not cure the ailment)
- Surgery (The most serious last resort.)
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function and motor ability. By restoring the way your spine works, discs and soft tissues may heal, nerve involvement may be reduced, pain can ease and better stability can return.
If you haven’t seen a chiropractor for back pain, it is highly recommended. Chiropractic can help you in many waysreduce the pain you are experiencing as well as fixing the underlying cause of the problem, rather than simply treating the immediate pain.
It was amazing.
"I first came to Dr. Iris's office in April of 2004. At the time, I was in bad shape. I had recently pulled a neck muscle, was extremely fatigued and could not concentrate on my course work. I suffered from many food allergies and an extreme sensitivity to gluten. Within 3 visits my neck pain was gone. Dr. Iris had recommended certain supplements which helped immensely with my fatigue and concentration. Within a year of starting the allergy treatments, my food allergies vanished, including my gluten problem (which was deemed impossible by other doctors and allergists I have seen) along with a dust allergy. It was amazing."