All the years I have been in practice, I always stated chiropractic along with the proper therapeutic exercise was the best way of correcting back pain. While reading blogs today, I came across a great post by Dr. Kevin Smith, Bethel Park Chiropractor, discussing this exact topic.
Around 80% of the population experiences back pain and results in the more missed days from work, than any other sickness or injury. The majority of these patients seek care from medical doctors that just prescribe different medications from NSAIDS, to muscle relaxers and narcotic pain killers. These approaches at best only cover up the symptoms, but aren’t a solution and have many harmful side effects. On top of that, they rarely allow the patient to get back to enjoying their normal life and activities.
Current research is showing a combination of chiropractic and rehabilitation for lower back pain is the best approach. Chiropractors find the cause of the problem by addressing the misaligned vertebra that are putting pressure on the nerves, that result in restricted motion, compensating muscle spasms and pain. Chiropractic spinal adjustments free up the joints, allowing for optimal range of motion with reduction or elimination of pain and improvement in posture.
Chiropractic treatment is the safest and most gentle form of treatment. And it has an 85% success rate with most back problems. But by adding in proper therapeutic exercise and stretching, we can make that success rate go up even higher. The body doesn’t just exist of bones and nerves, but the supporting soft tissues need to be addressed too. In our office we assess the muscles of the spine, shoulders and legs as they support the back and neck. Once aligning the spine has reduced most of the pain, with the proper stretching and then strengthening exercises, we can stabilize the spine to help prevent future problems and bring more optimal health. All of this without drugs or surgery. Additional balance and coordination exercises brings upon further stability.
With this approach of chiropractic and rehabilitation, more people could enjoy a pain free, normal lifestyle once again. If you have been suffering with back pain, neck pain, headaches, leg or shoulder pain, find a chiropractor near you to live the lifestyle you deserve.
We have been helping chiropractic patients in Freehold NJ and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Howell, Colts Neck, Manalapan, Jackson and Englishtown NJ for the past 6 years. Call us to find out how we can help you!
If you are seeking a chiropractor in Bethel Park, PA I would highly recommend:
Red Apple Wellness and Chiropractic
2409 South Park Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102