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!
Two Common Causes
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.
The nerves then send a signal to the brain in the form of pain, letting the brain know that something is amiss.
We’ve helped many people 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.)
The Chiropractic Approach
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 deompression 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 th stress on the nerves and eliminating pain.
If you don’t have a chiropractor, we’d like to be yours. Call us at 417-725-6655 or click the link below to schedule an appointment today!