Back Pain Treatments and Facts You Must Know!
Back pain is a common health issue today that affects at least eight out of 10 people. It’s a prevalent problem among Americans. In fact, statistics from the American Chiropractic Association reveal that at least 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time.
The ACA report also says that:
- One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, it is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office (next to upper-respiratory infections).
- As many as 75 to 85 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. In most cases, this pain is mechanical in nature – it is NOT caused by a serious medical condition, such as inflammatory arthritis or fracture.
Chronic back pain has become such a debilitating problem – and it’s costly, too. According to the ACA, Americans spend at least 50 billion dollars each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs! I cannot stress enough that preventing or treating disease is possible without the intervention of medications. The same is true for back pain. You only need to address the root cause of the problem by changing your lifestyle and the way you eat and move.
Conventional health care practitioners are quick to prescribe medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, and even opioids for chronic pain. But even if these medications can provide immediate back pain relief, their effect is only temporary – the pain will come back sooner or later and in some cases will cause hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain!
What’s more, medications touted to provide back pain relief are saddled with severe side effects. For example, NSAIDs, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market, not only put you at a two- to four-fold higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, but may also cause:
- Severe gastrointestinal problems, like digestive tract bleeding
- Increased blood pressure
- Kidney problems
Be mindful that these life-threatening side effects of painkillers are not restricted to prescription NSAIDs like Celebrex, but may also come from over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil, and Motrin. Opioid painkillers like OxyContin, which are also commonly prescribed for back pain relief, also have a highly addictive nature. In fact, opioids are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs today, and are a leading contributor to the increasing rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. This is why back pain is now one of the primary reasons why so many American adults get addicted to painkillers.
The bottom line is that painkillers always come with risks. Unfortunately, if you consult your conventional physician about your chronic back pain, he will often prescribe a long-term treatment plan that may include anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication or even anti-seizure drugs – a poisonous chemical cocktail that will put your health at severe risk!
If you are already suffering from chronic back pain or pain of any kind, you should understand that there are many safe and effective alternatives than prescription and over-the-counter painkillers, though they may require some patience. As a chiropractor I can assure you one of the best tactics to help treat back pain is to see a qualified chiropractor. Chiropractor Physiology puts great emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom and does not rely on “Band-Aids” like drugs and surgery.
The problem is that a lot of people ignore chiropractic care, thinking that it’s just “pushing bones into place.” However, there’s a whole lot more to chiropractic care. In fact, one of the basic foundations of this health system is “vitalism” – recognizing that the human body has an innate healing intelligence or ‘life force’ that guides and directs your body’s healing process. Qualified chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians are reliable, as they have received extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal disorders during their course of graduate healthcare training, which lasts between four to six years. These health experts have comprehensive training in musculoskeletal management.
Many studies have confirmed that chiropractic management is much safer and less expensive than allopathic medical treatments, especially when used for low-back pain treatment. What’s more, researchers have also found that chiropractic adjustments may affect the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level. Chiropractic care can affect the basic physiological processes that profoundly influence oxidative stress, immune function and DNA repair. This means that aside from addressing any immediate spinal misalignment that might cause back pain, chiropractic care can also help address, prevent and treat deeper dysfunctions in your body. If you live in Richmond, Virginia or outside the area. I recommend taking a trip to Integrative Health Spine & Disc Center, which is the largest Laser clinic in Virginia specializing in chronic pain conditions. For several years now Dr. Hurst and his team have been helping thousands of patients get rid of their chronic pain utilizing the latest technologies that are available. Dr. Hurst has developed his own treatment protocol, Laser Vibe Therapy. Through the use of Laser Therapy, Spinal Decompression Therapy, Whole Body Vibration Therapy, and a specific stretching and exercise protocol that he developed for his patients.
Dr. Hurst is seeing results with his patients that are typically unheard of. Many of his patients are those who have been referred back and forth over the years from doctor to doctor without getting any real relief. Even with the odds stacked against him… Dr. Hurst is still getting over a 90% success rate with patients getting relief in just the first visit! You can also purchase his amazing Doctors Pain Relief Systems which is all Natural and Effective! It has exercises that helps strengthen the muscles of your spine. Exercises that are simple but powerful structural movements that help strengthen and realign your body posture and address the root cause of lower back pain, which is related to weakness and imbalance among your posterior chain of muscles that are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and too much sitting. It focuses on your core – the part of your body connected to your pelvis, whether above or below it. These include your hamstrings, gluts, and adductor muscles. It teaches all these muscles to work together through integrated chains of movement, which is how you’re structurally designed to move. Every exercise included lengthens the front of your body, which is over-tightened, and strengthens the back of your body, helping you stand tall and move with grace and flexibility.
This is your opportunity to final find a solution for your back pain. End your journey today with Dr. Hurst and his caring staff. No more medications, no more physical therapy and no more monthly payments and thousands of dollars down the drain. Find out why Doctor’s Back Pain System is different from all back treatments on the market.