Backpain and Chiropractic Care
The discs between spinal bones can be a source of back pain. These rings of fibrous tissues act as spacers, connectors and “shock absorbers” for the spine. Trauma can cause the disc soft, pulpy material in the middle to bulge or herniate, putting pressure on delicate nearby nerves.
Once you know the cause, you have several choices. One approach is bed rest. However, research shows that prolonged bed rest can actually delay recovery and make the problem worse!
Another choice is to numb or cover up the pain with drugs. While drugs can offer temporary relief, they can’t correct functional problems of affected spinal joints.
The most drastic measure is surgery. A laminectomy cuts off the offending facet joints, leaving the spinal cord exposed! A spinal fusion cuts out the disc tissue and immobilizes the joint. While there may be times when surgery makes sense, you may choose to get a thorough examination by a chiropractor first, to see if your case is suitable for chiropractic care.
More and more people are choosing chiropractic care first. Specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function.
Better yet, chiropractic care is safe. Chiropractic is natural. And chiropractic looks to correct the underlying cause of the problem.