Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When to see a Chiropractor

If you suffer from back, neck or muscle pain, you may have a hard time getting better. This is because most people first rely on over the counter (OC) pain medications.  This approach is also the first recommendation of most medical doctors.   

OC pain medications may be temporarily effective for pain reduction however, because they do  not correct the underlying cause of the problem, the symptoms will likely return once the drug has worn off.  This can lead to over medicating which is very harmful to your health.

Chiropractic care can be very effective in addressing underlying causes of pain such as: structural imbalances, postural weakness and spinal dysfunction. These are frequently the most common reasons people suffer with ongoing back, neck and muscle pain.     

Chronic Pain (symptoms lasting over 3 months): A lot of people suffer from chronic pain throughout their lives. People often chalk this up to aging. This can be a big mistake. While it is natural to feel some degree of aches and pains as a person ages, chronic pain is not normal. If this describes you and the pain does not go away or gets worse, you should seek an evaluation with your chiropractor.

New activities such as beginning a new exercise program or new sport such as weightlifting or running can very quickly cause neck and back problems that may have been developing over years only to finally become apparent once the demand on the body increases.  

This is certainly true whether you are 25 or 55. Plenty of people end up injured or in pain when they suddenly begin to make a physical change in their lives.  

First seeking help from your chiropractor can go a long way in avoiding a major injury and setback in your new routine.

At The Back Pain Relief Center we can identify underlying problems before they become worse, kind of like your Dentist detects a cavity before a root canal is necessary, and teach you proper stretching and warm-up techniques before and after your activity of choice.

If you are in pain, don't cover it up with potentially harmful medications. Your body is telling you that there is a problem.  Call us at The Back Pain Relief Center at 425-259-3700.  We can help!  

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