Is lower back pain permanent? Many people who have experienced it at least once fear that they will end up having to deal with it on a daily basis. Still, others have been doing exactly that for years. There are many causes of lower back pain and without the right treatment, it can last for a lifetime. The good news is that it doesn’t have to. With the right treatment plan, it’s often possible to effectively deal with lower back pain. Better yet, it can usually be done without potentially addictive pain medication. It all comes down to getting to the root cause of the pain and then finding a natural way to correct the issues that are found.
People experience pain in their lower back for a number of different reasons. For some, it occurs as the result of a particular injury or overuse. The lower back can be especially prone to injury. Therefore, something as simple as lifting an object can cause injury if it isn’t done properly. This puts those who routinely lift things as part of their daily lives at an increased risk of lower back pain. It can happen at work, during a workout, or even when lifting a child. That said, not all lower back pain can be attributed to injury or overuse. Those who are born with certain congenital deformities of the spine may be more likely to feel this type of pain. Scoliosis, a condition where the spine curves like an “s” as opposed to being straight, frequently causes lower back pain. The same is true for those who are born with certain structural tightnesses and weaknesses in their bodies, especially when they cause them to use one side of the body more prominently than the other.
Treatment Options Are Available
Unfortunately, many people who struggle with pain in their lower back do so on a daily basis, some of them for the majority of their lives. They may have sought treatment that was largely unsuccessful or they may be reluctant to do so, fearing surgery is the only option. Some are prescribed powerful pain medication that only masks the problem as opposed to correcting it. Furthermore, these types of medications are often extremely habit-forming. The good news is that you don’t have to continue suffering from back pain. You can often reduce or even eliminate your pain without painkillers or surgery. The key is to find a good chiropractor and develop a treatment plan that works for you.
One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic care is that it uses a natural approach. Medications may allow you to feel better in the short-term, but they don’t necessarily correct the problem. On the other hand, chiropractic care can often be used to identify the root cause of the pain and then begin correcting the issue. If you suffer from scoliosis or some other type of structural abnormality, this type of care can help you find relief from lower back pain. The same is true if you have suffered an injury. While not every person becomes completely free from pain, most individuals can benefit a great deal from chiropractic treatment.
In fact, there are a number of potential benefits associated with chiropractic care, including the following:
- Reduced pain in the affected area
- Increased mobility
- Less dependence of medications that mask the pain
- Increased activity
As you can see, the right chiropractor can be potentially life-changing. It’s actually rather astounding to watch a highly skilled chiropractor work as they discover the cause of the pain and then develop different methods of treatment to combat it. Even if you’ve lived with pain for a number of years, it’s still possible to find relief. The truth is, the longer you wait, the greater the disservice you’re doing to yourself.
At the end of the day, you owe it to yourself to live the best life you possibly can. It simply isn’t possible to do so when you’re in pain every day. You may think you can power through that pain and for a short while, you may even manage to do exactly that. However, you have to ask yourself how much additional damage you’re doing to your back by not getting the treatment you need early on. Even if you’ve tried other things in the past without much success, there’s a better than average chance the right chiropractor can turn all of that around and get you back on track. You could be living free of pain much more quickly than you ever even imagined. The first step is to make an appointment and get back on the road to good health. Don’t wait and hope your pain will get better, contact us today at 205-637-1363.