Back Pain in Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach
What is causing my back pain?
Over eighty percent of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common cause of all physician visits in Edgewater, FL. So if back pain is so common, what is the cause of all the pain? Most causes of back pain are mechanical and not life threatening. More specific causes are not quite as simple. The back is made up of many muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and nerves. You can sprain muscles and ligaments which is a common cause of back pain. Joints can be irritated by repetitive use which will cause pain. While injuries are a common cause of back pain, other sources include arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress.
Will my back pain go away by itself?
A recent study showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily, but will most likely return after time. The study shows that in more that 33% of people with back pain, the pain will last more than 30 days. While that fact alone is concerning, only 9% of the people who had low-back pain for more than 30 days were pain free 5 years later.1
What can I do to prevent long term back pain?
If you are experiencing pain for more than a few days it is important to get examined by a qualified back pain specialist in Edgewater, Florida. Many chiropractic patients experience pain relief after a few treatments even though they have been suffering for a long time. The pain relief patients experience after treatment for a month is greater and longer lasting.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment. When combined with physical therapy and rehab the results are even more pronounced and longer lasting.
1. Hestbaek L, Leboeuf-Yde C, Engberg M, Lauritzen T, Bruun NH, Manniche C. The course of low-back pain in a general population. Results from a 5-year prospective study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2003 May; 26(4):213-9.
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