Pain is the body's warning system. Some people use muscle relaxers and pain killers to silence their back pain. But that is like removing the battery to quiet a smoke detector--it may stop the noise, but the fire is allowed to continue to grow!
The facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are made to interlock and move. Pain is a sign that these are not moving properly and are pushing on the nerves.
This may also involve the discs between the spinal bones. If trauma causes the soft material in the middle of the disc to bulge, it puts pressure on the nearby nerves. Many refer to this as a "pinched nerve".
The nerves then send a signal to the brain in the form of pain, letting the brain know that something is amiss.
Pain relievers deaden the sensation of pain, eliminating the warning signal the body has sent without resolving the problem. Spinal manipulations preformed by a chiropractor or naturopathic physician move the vertebra back into proper position, relieving the pressure on the nerves, resolving the problem and eliminating the pain naturally.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) agrees that spinal manipulations can provide relief for back pain.
If you are experiencing back pain, your chiropractor in Nixa , Dr. Hunter Greenwood DC ND, has helped thousands of patients to get out of pain with safe and natural methods. However, there are other choices, including:
Ignore it and hope it will go away (The body may adapt to a "new shape". Although the pain may go away now, it could be the basis for more serious problems in the future).
Bed rest (This may actually make the problem worsen.)
Therapy (Without adjustments or proper stretching of the area, this can make the problem worse.)
Medicine (Numbs the body, doesn't solve the problem.)
Surgery (The most serious last resort.)
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help the spinal bones go back into their proper positions. By restoring your body's natural function, the stress on the nerves is relieved, pain is eased, and often discs and soft tissues will heal.
If further help is needed for disc involvement, our office offers spinal decompression therapy. In conjunction with chiropractic adjustments or naturopathic stretching, this can bring healing to the discs and ligaments of the lumbar area and help speed healing and recovery. relieving the stress on the nerves and eliminating pain.
If you don’t have a Nixa chiropractor or a Springfield chiropractor, we’d like to be yours. Call us at (417) 725-6655 or click the link below to schedule an appointment today!