There is often the misconception that back pain is the result of a workplace injury such a lifting a box incorrectly.
While it is very easy to get hurt after moving something heavy, there are many other ways to injure your back. An inactive lifestyle can often the cause of back pain.
A combination of chiropractic treatment and a change in daily habits can help resolve back pain or prevent it from happening in the first place.
The Many Causes of Back Pain
Most of us lead sedentary lives. We drive to work in the morning and spend all day sitting in front of a computer. We drive home, eat dinner, and then relax on the sofa while watching television or using a tablet.
This inactivity can cause many problems. For example, our core muscle strength can decline, and this can result in back pain. In the case of sciatica or a herniated disc, the pain can be extreme.
While chiropractic care can provide some relief from this pain, over the long term exercising and watching your weight will keep this pain from reoccurring.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help With Back Pain?
Whether or not you have been in an auto collision, have hurt your back on the job, or your sedentary lifestyle has caught up with you, chiropractic care is an effective treatment for back pain.
Chiropractic care is based on the concept of an “adjustment,” a subtle, gentle correction of the vertebrae. This correction removes tension on muscles that, for example, twist the spine at the hips and cause pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Ideally, a visit to a chiropractor should involve counselling about diet, exercise, and achieving fitness goals that will help you prevent back pain from occurring in the future.
While losing weight and increasing physical fitness will help your quality of life, reducing back pain with the help of a chiropractor can also help improve your state of mind.
Removing Back Pain: a Keystone Change
Removing pain from your life can lead to amazing transformations. Patients who visit a chiropractor say they are able to sleep better. More sleep means an improved mood, which can help with personal interactions with family, friends, and coworkers.
The “keystone change” of reducing back pain can even help you decide to quit smoking or take up a new activity such as running.
In short, reducing back pain can help transform your life.