Back Pain

"80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives"

 

What is back pain?

Your back pain is a symptom. Symptoms are signals to the brain that something is wrong. If you put your hand on a hot stove, you will experience pain that will cause you to remove your hand. Back pain is very similar, it is a message to your brain that says "your doing something wrong."
If you back pain is from a fall or some other type of trauma, it is easy to see what caused you symptom, but often it is not that simple.
The majority of people who live with low back pain experience "flare ups." These "flare ups" were once thought to be individual separate events, but we are learning that they are continuations of a unresolved problem.

What can be done about your back pain?

You back pain is different than your friend's or your parent's. This is why it is important to receive a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your back pain. Only when the cause of your back pain is determined will you receive relief from your back pain.

Medications are great at decreasing pain by blocking the signal to you brain. This is no different than putting a piece of tape over your check engine light. You don't see the problem, but that doesn't mean that it is gone. Not only do medications cover up your problem, but they can also be very harmful and have long lasting effects some of which can be fatal.

The best approach to eliminate your back pain, is to receive a thorough examination, proper individualized treatment and education to empower you to reach your health and wellness goals.

 

 

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