If you are experiencing chronic back pain, you have to know that you are not alone. In fact, chronic back pain is the number one reason why Americans miss work, lose wages, or have reduced productivity. It is estimated that 80 percent of Americans will experience some form of chronic pain in the back throughout their lives. More times than not, this chronic pain affects the lower back. There are various conditions that can lead to you having low back pain. For example, it may result from:
· Sprained ligaments
· Strained muscles
· Irritated trigger points
· Emotional stress
· Sports injuries
· Repetitive stress
· Ruptured disc
· Inflamed joints
Chronic back pain can have a damaging effect on your ability to live your life. It can stop you from engaging in everyday activities that you enjoy with friends and families. Things like just going out and playing your favorite sports can go from something that you do without even thinking about to something that is all but impossible to do.
There are a lot of temporary fixes for addressing back pain. For example, you may take over-the-counter pain relievers or you may use heat pads or ice packets. While these might minimize your pain, they do absolutely nothing to treat the underlying cause. If they relieve the symptoms, what is causing the symptoms is still there. The only way to relieve many symptoms is to receive advanced chiropractic care.
The type of care that you receive is going to vary depending on the type of back pain that you are dealing with. And the symptoms of back pain are going to vary depending on the cause of your back pain. For example, if you have a herniated disc, it may put pressure on your sciatic nerve. The result of this is excruciating pain that affects your buttocks, your legs, and your feet.
Regardless of if your back pain is acute or if it is chronic, and regardless of if it is caused by a herniated disc or a sprain, the advanced chiropractic techniques available at Apponaug Chiropractic Center can help you get your mobility back. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Warwick.