Back Pain – The Cause and Options
80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their life. It’s an enormous problem that is most often caused by mechanical or structural problems that develop around the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and discs of the spine.
Many back issues begin early in life. Think about all the times you fell learning to walk, fell off your bike, slipped down the stairs, and bumped your head. Imagine if you played competitive sports. We all put our bodies through a lot and all those bumps and bruises add up.
The Common Path
Most of us learned early in life that you treat illness or problems by going to the hospital or by taking pills. There are cases where those are the best options, but is that the case with back pain?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself…
- Do the pills fix the cause of the back pain?
- Will the pills prevent potential long-term degeneration that can occur?
- Does your medical doctor have specific training in back issues?
The Sensible Path
In most cases, it’s best to start with the least invasive treatment first. When it comes to back pain, chiropractic is one of the best options.
Doctors of Chiropractic have around 4,500 hours of intense training at an accredited chiropractic school. Prior to going to chiropractic school, they must also get a college degree in biology, exercise science, kinesiology, or similar subjects.
Chiropractic care may or may not be the right option for you but having one of the most trained doctors on the planet assessing your back pain is a smart place to start.
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen your chiropractor, or you know someone who needs help the team at Smithfield Chiropractic is here to help.
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