A Permanent Cure for Back Pain?
Back pain is one of the common complaints causing us distress and is severe enough to keep us away from our day to day work. It affects the 80% of Americans at least once in their lifetime. Back pain is easily in the top 5 reasons people to visit the doctor. The sedentary lifestyle, faulty food habits, obesity are increasingly affecting the back of people and leading to some or other issues.
To find a cure for back pain, following points are very important to know.
What causes back pain?
Back pain often starts gradually and with low intensity which increases in severity over a period of time if not paid attention to treat it.
In more than 50% of cases of back pain, the major reason is faulty habits, bad posture, and obesity. All of these gives undue pressure on the vertebral column or back muscles and gives rise to back pain. In rest of the cases the accidental injury, muscle straining or sports injuries, some diseases of the musculoskeletal system produces symptoms of back pain.
The muscles of back become very stiff and spinal joints become less mobile and smoothness of the joint movement decreases due to all the above reasons. So it gives rise to back pain in that particular area.
“Prevention is better than cure”
Back pain is many times preventable with few lifestyle changes are made. Fitness exercises and weight management are directly connected to our back care.
Dramatic relief of back pain is noted following weight loss in obese patients. For those who are living sedentary life because of the tight schedules of job and family life suffers from back pain more often.
To prevent back pain it is advised to engage in some sports activity or mild exercises at least 3 times a week.
Home care for back pain
- Have proper rest and good sleep at least 6 to 8 hours per day.
- Do some stretching exercises on waking up.
- Have hot water or ice fomentation on the back.
- Avoid prolonged sitting, have some movements or walk few steps in between.
- Change of mattress in terms of soft to hard. Lying on a hard surface gives better support to the spine and relieves back pain.
- Use proper posture while at home in sitting, walking or lying especially when using the computer or watching TV.
Get help from your local Chiropractor
Chiropractors are widely used as the main treatment for all types of back pain. This treatment method is directly focused on muscles, ligaments, joints, bones, and connective tissues etc., which are responsible for the production of pain, so the result is quick and long lasting.
The chiropractor uses techniques by manual adjustments of the affected muscles and structures to treat the back pain. The unique method of spinal decompression therapy has been proven extremely useful in the treatment of the variety of back pain. It does not give temporary relief but permanent cure from back pain in many of the cases.
The major benefit is that by chiropractic treatment one can definitely keep oneself away from the spinal surgery to relieve back pain. It produces favorable conditions for the body tissue to heal naturally so assists in a permanent cure for back pain.
So, in short, do not ignore the early symptoms of back pain because if overlooked today it might be more distressing tomorrow. Get early help and live pain-free!