Back Pain Relief; A Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Right Treatment

Back Pain Relief; A Beginner's Guide to Finding the Right Treatment

Before exploring treatment options for back pain relief, it’s important to understand the underlying causes of your discomfort.

Understanding the Causes of Your Back Pain.

Common causes of back pain include poor posture, muscle strains and sprains, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease.

Often, a combination of factors can contribute to back pain. By identifying the root cause of your symptoms, you can better target your treatment plan and achieve more effective pain relief.

Be sure to consult with a healthcare professional if you are unsure about your specific condition.

At Home Treatments; Some simple home remedies like stretching exercises, using a heating pad or taking over-the-counter medication can bring great back pain relief.

For those looking to relieve mild to moderate back pain, trying at-home treatments can often be a good first step.

Gentle stretching exercises, such as yoga or Pilates, can help strengthen the muscles in your back and reduce pain.

Using a heating pad or ice pack can also help alleviate discomfort.  And over-the-counter medications can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. 

While medication can be effective for managing back pain initially, it’s unlikely you’ll want to use these drugs on a longterm basis. This is due to their long list of negative side effects.

Painkillers are a good idea for a short period of time until you can get to the root cause.

Longterm use of over the counter or prescribed painkillers manifests in injury to the digestive tract.

If you don’t like taking these meds and are looking for a drug free, surgery free avenue then chiropractic is the answer.

Chiropractic care focuses on adjusting the spine to alleviate pain and improve mobility.

In our office here in Ballincollig, Cork we assess alignment and movement of the spine.

Immobile and misalignment areas (called subluxations) receive specific and gentle adjustments to improve biomechanics and communication within the nervous system. 

Back pain relief is one of many positive side effects of the adjustment. 

Reduced interference in the nervous system allows the body to better heal itself, helping to combat herniations or pain in the back, legs, arms, or neck. 

Most spinal issues begin with subtle misalignments that generate no immediate feeling of pain.

The spine is meant to be flexible and allow for the movement of over 20 small bones.

Trouble begins when any one of those bones move out of alignment for a sustained period of time. 

The onset of cavity-like symptoms form around subluxations. These subluxations do not radiate immediate pain but slowly begin to deteriorate over time. 

The medical model of pain relief leads most patients to the pharmacy counter for common symptoms like low back pain and shooting leg pain (sciatica). 

Research shows that Chiropractic care relieves the underlying causes of these conditions without the need for harmful drugs or surgery. 

If you wish to see if Chiropractic can help you please fill out the form on Contact Dr. Benjamin Martin page.

If we can help, we will be delighted to, if Chiropractic isn’t the right avenue for you we will do our utmost to point you in the right direction.

If you would like to avail of an immediate appointment please call our Ballincollig office on 021 487 8465.

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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