Options for Treating Disability-Causing Back Pain
Most people are aware that chiropractic care can be beneficial for back and joint pain, but understanding the whys and hows of chiropractic’s benefit may be less obvious. At Midway Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping our patients find relief from pain as well as advise them on life choices to avoid future pain. See our website for specific information about treating upper back and neck pain and lower back pain.
This article offers a thorough overview of lower back pain causes and treatment options. The Annals of Rheumatic Diseases recently published a study showing that “Lower back pain (LBP) causes more global disability than any other condition. With the ageing population, there is an urgent need for further research to better understand LBP across different settings.”
Although not directly implicated in the study, lower back pain is also a contributing factor to the increased use, abuse, and resulting overdoses of prescription painkillers and heroin. Deaths by painkiller overdose in the United States now exceed murders and fatal car accidents, and painkillers are often prescribed as the first treatment option for those seeking assistance.
According to the article, the most common treatment options – painkillers and surgery – are the worst options. Instead, the article urges those suffering from lower back pain to seek other avenues for relief, including posture correction and chiropractic care. Posture correction, intermittent movement rather than hours of stationary sitting, exercise, and laser treatments are suggested as some options to alleviate pain. Additionally, a dozen other supplements and treatment options are described as ways to reduce or eliminate debilitating lower back pain.
If you are one of may who are experiencing lower back pain, contact Midway Chiropractic to seek out options that are more effective and longer-lasting than painkillers or surgery.