Achieving Optimal Healing and Wellness Through Integrative Care

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My Back Hurts

February 6, 2013

Who Do You Call When Your Lower Back Hurts?

Acute lower back pain is experienced my millions of people whose backs are affected for different reasons:

  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Back Strain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis

Whatever the reason, these people are in a lot of pain a great deal of time. In fact it can get so bad they are missing work, losing sleep and changing their lifestyles to accommodate the pain.

The lower back

Your lower back is very complicated and intricate with many inter-lapping, interconnected parts such as muscles, tendons, soft tissues, nerves, joints and spinal discs. When anyone of these parts become irritated or damaged it causes pain in the lower back that can radiate throughout the body.

Should You Go to a Medical Doctor or a Chiropractor?

This is a question that has been asked over and over. It used to be that most people would see a medical doctor for help and would often be prescribed narcotic pain medicine or surgery. They basically experience little or no improvement, and must remain on pain medication to find relief.

The health care community is beginning to realize and appreciate the great benefit of chiropractic care for lower back pain using spinal manipulation.

A great controlled trial, documenting the effectiveness of treatment by medical vs chiropractic treatment of lower back pain has produced some amazing results which show a marked improvement through the use of chiropractic care.

If you or someone you know is experiencing extreme lower back pain, maybe it’s time to try a treatment that works.

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