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Don't Rely on Pain Medication for Back Pain - Try Chiropractic!

August 21, 2018

The most common injury symptom is lower back pain. It is also one of the many reasons why people miss work. Did you know that back pain is also one of the leading disabilities around the world? Most people take over the counter medication to relieve the back pain. Over the counter medication can work for temporary pain relief, but there is another, better way to treat back pain.

 

Side Effects of Pain Medication

Side effects are the main reason why pain medication is probably not a good long term solution for back pain. The medications that are most often taken are Ibuprofen, acetaminophen and naproxen. These medications can all help to relieve swelling and inflammation in the lower back. Medications such as these may not work for everyone, depending on the severity of the back pain. In this case, opioids are usually recommended by professionals. Opioids can help someone to manage the lower back pain, yet this medication can cause a person to become addicted, especially when treating reoccurring pain. Another medications that are used to reduce acute pain in the lower back are muscle relaxants. Muscle relaxants can cause drowsiness and keep a person from doing their daily activities. If you're trying to avoid side effects and get rid of pain permanently, chiropractic care is the best way for your back to heal naturally.

 

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

Chiropractors are able to treat acute and chronic back pain. The spine is most likely what needs to be aligned for most patients. The chiropractor can realign the spine by giving gentle adjustments to improve the body’s function. A hydrotherapy therapy massage is a soothing, relaxing and healing method to treat back pain. Patients do not have to undress or get wet to get this type of massage. It also increases circulation and decreases the pain felt in the lower back. Rehabilitation such as stretching and doing strengthening exercises will help the body to stay healthy as well. Chiropractic rehabilitation is a great way for to prevent back pain in the future. The healing process is best when active exercise is being done. In addition, laser therapy has been shown to increase the speed of the healing process. 

 

Chiropractic Study for Lower Back Pain

In one study, chiropractic was compared to muscle relaxants for pain control. It was determined that chiropractic was more beneficial and more effective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15319761

 

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