Back Pain in Andover
What are some of the causes of back pain?
Pain is always a warning sign from the body that something is wrong. When it comes to the back, the pain could be coming from dysfunction in a variety of structures: bone, joints, discs, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
What can happen if back pain is not taken care of properly?
Pain is a warning sign that there is a problem occurring within the body. If that problem is not properly treated, it will continue to progress. If the problem is allowed to progress too long, it will become permanent.
What are some of the traditional treatments for back pain?
According to WebMD, here are some of the traditional treatments for back pain: pain killers, muscle relaxers, steroid injections, Botox injections, antidepressants, surgery, and physical therapy.
What treatments does your office have to offer for back pain?
In our office we believe in correcting the CAUSE of the pain, not just masking the pain symptoms. One major cause of dysfunction in the back is spinal misalignment (called “subluxation”). The reason spinal alignment is so important is that the spine is the structural foundation of the body. Therefore, subluxation can lead to dysfunction in the joints, discs, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves…which then causes pain.
What advice would you give a person suffering with back pain?
Because spinal misalignment (subluxation) can cause dysfunction in all of the structures of the back, it is one MAJOR cause of back pain. The only way to know if subluxation is the cause of a person’s back pain is to have an evaluation with a chiropractor. At Essentials of Life Chiropractic, we perform a full spinal evaluation using state-of-the-art technology. This will show us the specific subluxations so that we can write an appropriate treatment plan for real results!
We want you to feel comfortable with our team and have a positive experience. Call Essentials of Life Chiropractic in Andover today with any questions you might have. One of our friendly and knowledgeable team members is happy to help.
By Dr. Tony Lawther, D.C.