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Back Pain Relief

casual man with back painAs one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care, back pain affects two out of every three people at some point in their life. Often, it can be debilitating, causing individuals to miss important moments and do what they love, whether playing with their kids or grandkids, enjoying a round of golf, or just working out.

Understanding the underlying causes of back pain is crucial for effective treatment and long-term relief.

What Are the Root Causes?

Back pain can stem from various sources, including poor sleep positions, incorrect sitting posture, excessive sitting or sitting in the wrong position, lack of proper movement and core strength, and even dietary factors that can lead to inflammation. It’s important to recognize these potential triggers to address them effectively.

The Progression of Back Pain

Back pain often begins with general stiffness, which may persist for months or even years. Over time, individuals may experience episodes where they “throw out” their back, indicating that their body can no longer adapt to the strain and stress on the muscles and ligaments.

As the condition worsens, the pressure on the nerves intensifies, resulting in persistent and sometimes excruciating pain. Interestingly, back pain can manifest in unique ways, such as through digestive issues, tingling sensations in the feet, or weakness in the legs.

Common Symptoms

Back pain symptoms vary from person to person but often include difficulty lying down or sitting, standing up from a seated position, discomfort while driving, sciatica pain radiating down the legs, tightness in the glutes, limited flexibility, and spasms. These symptoms can significantly impact daily activities, making it essential to address the underlying causes of back pain.

The Path to Healing

Effectively addressing back pain starts with a highly detailed examination to determine the actual cause of the pain rather than solely addressing the symptoms. The results of the exam give Dr. Jerod a clear path of how to treat the discomfort.

We typically use a combination of approaches:

First, we perform spinal adjustments to restore balance and allow the nervous system to begin the healing process.
Various stretching and stabilization exercises are employed to strengthen the affected area. Core stabilization exercises play a vital role in restoring stability and functionality.

Finally, incorporating regular walking into the treatment plan helps to re-establish proper movement patterns and promote overall healing.

In addition to the strategies mentioned above, other treatment modalities may be used, including exercise therapy, lifestyle modifications, and addressing any underlying psychological factors that could contribute to the pain. These comprehensive approaches aim to alleviate pain, improve functionality, and prevent future occurrences.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I feel better?

It depends on the severity and how long it’s been going on. But often, lower back pain will get better within two to four weeks, and you begin to feel about an 80% reduction in symptoms. Generally, over the first 60-90 days, you start to see a complete reduction in pain.

It’s important to note that getting out of pain is not complicated; providing a long-term solution by correcting the issues can take longer, depending on how long it’s been going on.
Does it hurt to get adjusted, and will I still be able to function after an adjustment?

Adjustments are not supposed to hurt; adjustments are there to help facilitate healing.

After you get adjusted, there are only a few limitations unless there’s something severe. We aim to get you moving, walking and doing life again as quickly as possible so your body can heal.

One of the worst things you can do after getting adjusted, especially for lower back issues, is be stationary. That limits the ability to get the necessary nutrients and blood flow circulation to the area to heal.
Do you send exercises home with each patient?

Yes! Dr. Jerod customizes them to whatever he feels will help the patient best.

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Back Pain Relief Loveland, Berthoud and Windsor CO | (970) 663-2200