Back Pain

Back Pain

Back Pain|Surrey Chiropractor

There are many benefits that have been linked to chiropractic care.  The most obvious are pain relief from acute or repetitive injuries, usually manifesting as pain in the back or as headaches, but the list does not end there.

Chiropractic care seeks to treat the cause of a problem and not just the symptoms.  The benefit of this is that you really get to the root of the problem.  By treating the condition that causes the symptoms instead of the symptoms themselves, chiropractors can eliminate all the symptoms that the condition produces.  The benefits of such an approach are extensive.  It would be best to begin an understanding of the results of chiropractic care with a basic exploration of the common problems that cause patients to seek out chiropractic care and how these problems may benefit from such care.

The topic of pain relief covers many areas of the body.  It may begin with headaches and extend to a discussion of back pain, neck pain, and joint pain.  Every case is unique so only a cursory explanation can be given, but this will help you to understand the general concept and principles at work.

Back pain, for instance, is more complicated than whether you have it or not.  It may be located in different parts of the back.  The pain may also be a dull feeling of discomfort or a sharp pain.  You must also take into consideration if the pain is a constant presence or if it only appears when certain positions are assumed.

The severity of the pain is another factor.  It may be a mild feeling of discomfort, or it may be agony.  The pain may exist independently or it may coexist with numbness or tingling sensations.

Pain without tingling or numbness may be caused by spinal joint inflammation, muscle tears, poor posture, or improper lumbar curve.  This is not an exhaustive list, but it allows you to see how what may seem to be a simple problem could be caused by a number of different conditions.  Excess weight, especially around the midsection, can contribute to postural problems and may cause or worsen back pain.

Pain with tingling may be caused by disc bulges, disc degeneration, or herniated discs.  These are only a few possible causes.  Numbness or a tingling sensation is not natural in the body especially if said numbness is prolonged.

The treatment of back pain may include adjustments that seek to stretch the muscles and increase the range of motion of joints.  These actions can diminish pain and any tension in the muscles while increasing a patient’s mobility.  The patient may also require additional therapy to strengthen the surrounding muscles, but chiropractic care alone can often reduce the patient’s suffering and increase mobility.

No matter where it’s situated, pain of any kind is an indication that there is something happening in your body which is out of the norm. . Often people take painkillers to relieve the pain temporarily. However, this is only a temporary solution and unfeasible for eradicating health issues permanently.

Get in touch with your chiropractic service in Surrey that will help you get rid of your pain permanently!

Two Frequent Factors

The nerve-rich facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are a common cause of back pain. The pain can be a sign these interlocking “fingers” aren’t moving right.
The discs between spinal bones can also be involved. Trauma to these discs can cause the soft, pulpy material in the middle to swell, putting pressure on nerves in the surrounding areas. Read below to find out how chiropractic care can relieve these symptoms!

What You Can Do.

There are many options that people generally resort to when dealing with pain:

  • Ignoring it (Spinal problems may worsen.)
  • Bed rest (May protract the problem.)
  • Therapy (Stresses effected joints.)
  • Medicine (Numbs the body.)
  • Surgery (The most serious last resort.)

However, at Morgan Creek Family Chiropractic, we have helped many people alleviate pain using safe and natural chiropractic methods.

The Chiropractic Approach

Specific chiropractic adjustments can help your spinal functions be the best they can ever be. By repairing your spine’s minor issues, the possibility of your discs and soft tissues may heal, nerve involvement may diminish, pain can ease and better stability can be restored.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Isn’t it normal to have a little back pain?Pain is your body’s way of telling you that there is a problem or something’s missing in your body. Consequently, pain at any age and of any type is not normal. Because our body is made to naturally adapt to our surroundings, we often don’t pay any attention to minor pain and injuries. Even if they dissipate, chances are that if the fundamental problem is not taken care of, it may slowly get worse and become progressively harder to treat.
  • Muscle relaxants work too, don’t they?
    There are many unwanted side effects associated with muscle relaxants, and let’s face it, a whole lot of chemicals. Chiropractors rely on methods that are purely natural and bring no harm to the body. We know that if ice is applied properly, it has the same pain-relieving effect that a muscle relaxant does, minus the side effects.
  • How is chiropractic effective? Since you are a self-sufficient organism, capable of healing and regenerating yourself, chiropractic care is effective. Your nervous system controls your entire system’s functions. Your brain sends millions of instructions down your spinal cord, which is in turn sent out to every organ and tissue. This exchange of signals sent back and forth via the nervous system ensure that all bodily functions are carrying on normally. If the bones which make up the spinal cord are disturbed in any way, nerves surrounding the area are irritated, and consequently interrupting and disrupting the flow of communication between the brain and relevant organs and tissues. Precise and exact adjustments in the spinal cord help immensely in helping the nervous system control the body more effectively.
  • Is chiropractic care covered by insurance? While there is no dearth of options for insurance plans that cover at least a portion of your chiropractic care, one must be careful of those large corporations who are out to suck you dry of your finances while seeking a sizeable profit for themselves. In most cases, not only is chiropractic care affordable, but your local chiropractor can also help you make it affordable. Contact us to find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for you.