Back pain can impact all aspects of your life, making even simple every day tasks, such as sitting at work, driving, or cooking, seem incredibly daunting. One way to manage back pain is by taking medication, but medication doesn’t treat the underlying cause of the pain.…instead it simply masks the symptoms. If you have not considered it before, chiropractic adjustments may be a great option for to help ease your lower back pain. With a few simple adjustments it’s quite possible that your back pain will begin to ease up. And, with regular treatment, your back pain could very well become a thing of the past.
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Help with Back Pain?
Chiropractic adjustments are not just about aligning the bones in your body. While that is often the effect they give, an adjustment also releases the pressure on the nerve pathways of the body. Turning to a chiropractor helps with the entire central nervous system, allowing the chiropractor to help facilitate an aching or injured body to heal itself. Aside from the manipulation of your body, treatment can also include nutritional counseling, physical therapy, massage, and even exercise.
When your lower back hurts, it could be due to muscles, ligaments, or bones not sitting where they should. This puts pressure on bundles of nerves and causes pain to radiate out from your lower back and into other areas of your body. By manipulating those parts of your body back into their proper places, you experience relief. The pain may be less or, in the best-case scenario, your pain may be gone completely.
Low Back Pain Relief Options
There are different treatments that you can opt for when you struggle with lower back pain. The most common place to start is with spinal manipulation. This is where the parts of your back are gently adjusted until they’ve moved back to their proper alignment, and is a great option for many people.
Physical therapy, often facilitated by a chiropractor, is another great choice for low back pain relief. This is where the back muscles are slowly stretched out and strengthened – along with your core muscles – to help improve posture and decrease pain.
If you have had back pain in the past and know that you are likely going to have it again, you may opt to come in and see a chiropractor. You can prevent future low back pain by staying active, stretching regularly, having great posture, and getting regular alignments.
Bonus Advantages You Get from Seeing a Chiropractor
On top of chiropractors being able to help you reduce or eliminate pain, there is a multitude of other benefits that their care provides. Some of the most important include:
- Reducing pain throughout the body.
- Helping strengthen your immune system.
- Allowing your entire body to recover faster from injury and illness.
- Helping you think with more clarity.
- Keeping you energized.
- Helping stave off depression and anxiety.
- Improving your athletic performance, flexibility, and mobility.
If you have been dealing with low back pain, know that the relief you need could simply be a phone call away, where someone with healing hands can help you feel better! The doctors at Fletcher Chiropractic, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, are well versed in treating a variety of conditions (including nutritional and supplement counseling) and would be happy to treat you. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!