You walked up the stairs. You bent over to pick up your son. You crawled around on the floor to find a missing toy. Your back is aching and you just don’t know what to do about it. There are many people that face back pain of some sort just about everyday of their lives. The area of your back that hurts will define what and why it hurts, but when it comes to solving this pain that may be a different choice to make. Often, people are faced with painful situations that leave them with little to no control over their needs for pain management.
You may have thought that by taking some over the counter medication for the pain that it would go away and leave you alone. When this didn’t work, you sought after another choice, such as a different type of pain reliever. The bottle of them says that they will work on the back, so why isn’t it getting any better?
The fact is that many people take on their back pain in all of the wrong reasons with all of the right intentions. If you have pain in your back, it is due to something. Just taking medications for pain will not allow the underlying cause of the pain to go away. You are left with an ache that just won’t subside. This is not only going to be a long circle of pain, but it is likely to get even worse as time goes on.
SO, what do you do when you are facing pain in this area of your body? Listen to the pain. If it is intense, visit a doctor as soon as possible as there could be damage to the muscles, your spine or something else happening that needs to be taken care of. If it is something you think you can deal with, still seek out the help of a professional. One option that you have is a chiropractor who will find out if in fact your body is aligned properly, which could be one of the reasons that you face these problems.
Of course, if in fact you need more help handling the pain in your back, seek out the help of your doctor who will determine the real cause of the pain. They may talk about needing physical exercise to manage the pain. They may say that a virus or bacteria are causing the problem. They may say that something else much more serious is in the way. What you need to think about, then, is what the right course of action is for you.
Contact our chiropractic team at Discover Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Johnston today for help.
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