Back pain can keep you from living your life in the way that you desire. If you are dealing with acute or chronic pain, it is time for you to stop into VanNess Chiropractic. Distress from the back can range from stiffness to sharp pains, neither of which are desirable. If you are experiencing back discomfort of any kind, stop in and visit Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin: they can figure out a care plan that will fit your needs.
What You Should Know
According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that people visit their physicians, and one of the most common conditions for which physicians prescribe pain medication—including opioids.
With the prevalence of opioid overdoses as of late, it is even more relevant and crucial that patients look beyond the use of pain medication. While medications may have their places, chiropractic care should be considered first, before potentially harmful chemicals are put into the body.
It is true that sometimes back pain goes away on its own, but the cause of the problem is just as important as the pain itself. Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin can help you understand how to take care of your back and reduce the likelihood of back pain in the future.
Chiropractic Care is Holistic
When you present for your initial assessment, your chiropractor will do more than simply look into your back-pain issues. There is so much more that goes into chiropractic care. For instance, if you need to be making diet or exercise changes, your chiropractor will inform you. The care that is recommended by your chiropractor is going to be individualized, so that you know you are getting the best treatment for you and your lifestyle. Ultimately, each chiropractic visit is taking you one step closer to living your life as your best self.
Chiropractic Care is a Long-term Solution
While pain relief medication or heating pads may help you find relief during the height of intense back pain, those tactics do not solve the problem you are facing. They are only temporary, and as time goes on, your back problems will, too. The root of the problem needs to be sought out so that it can be eliminated, and your whole body can stay healthy.
How Chiropractic Care Works
There are many different methods that chiropractors use to alleviate back pain. One of the most well-known methods is spinal manipulation, or adjustments of the spine’s vertebrae. These adjustments are gentle, therapeutic and easy on the patient. Why are they so effective? Adjustments realign the spine so that it is properly positioned. When the spine is in a healthy alignment, the body is better able to fight off infections that attack the body. How is this so?
Spinal misalignments, or subluxations, obstruct the body’s communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Your spinal cord is the “telephone wire” that connects your brain to the rest of the body. When the spine isn’t properly aligned, the message can become distorted, and the immune system is weakened. The result is a body that struggles to heal and protect itself, plagued by constant aches and pains—including, oftentimes, back pain.
No matter what care treatment of your chiropractor chooses for you, you can be sure that the plan will put you in a healthier state for the long-term. Regular adjustments from Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin combat back pain and can get you back into the life you want to live. You can set up an appointment by calling 847-842-8070 right now or click here for office availability.