If you are suffering from back pain, then you are not alone, in fact you are amongst over a million back pain sufferers in the United States alone. Getting relief from this pain can be a long and tiresome process that will consist of pain relief and even surgery if things get really bad. Unfortunately, taking pills and other medication for it can be problematic in itself, as it is easy to get added to modern day painkillers. That is why more and more people are being referred to Chiropractors by their doctors.
What Can Cause It?
Back pain can be caused by a number of factors and these include bad posture, disease, over exertion and even as the result of an accident. The pain that occurs as a result of these factors can be acute or chronic, and it is chronic back pain that causes the most problems amongst sufferers. Those who suffer from acute back pain, only have the pain for a few days or weeks, whereas for those who are suffering from chronic back pain there is little hope of immediate relief.
What Can a Chiropractor Do To Help?
The most common causes is the misalignment of the spine, and its disks. A chiropractor is able to manipulate the spinal in order to alleviate stress on the nerves, muscles and discs in the back.
The spinal is the most crucial part of the human skeletal system, not only does it keep us in an upright position, but it also acts as a protective layer to the spinal cord, the nerve which connotes the brain to all of the other nerves in the body. Nearly all body functions, as well as motor function is dependent on the spinal cord, and it does not take much for the spine to become the victim of damage.
Chiropractors use their experience to manipulate the spine back in place so that along with various stretching and mobility exercises, the pain can be relieved without the help of expensive and potentially addictive medication.
One of the most common back complaints is Sciatica. This is the longest nerve in the human body, and it runs along the base of the back, and it can become inflamed which causes either short sharp bursts of pain, to longer periods of persistent pain. Again, spinal adjustment by a trained chiropractor can help to alleviate it by realigning the spine. If you have back pain you may want to consider seeing your doctor and asking them about the possibility of seeing a chiropractor.