By Mary Pletsch 19 Jun 2018 no comment 312 Views
Did you know that lower back pain is the leading cause of disability in adults aged 30 to 50?
What do you do when you have back pain?
Some people try bed rest, but studies have shown that bed rest alone does not improve back pain. Sometimes it even hinders recovery.
Some people reach for an over-the-counter painkiller. Painkillers are problematic because they only mask symptoms. They don’t do anything to treat the condition that causes the pain in the first place. If you’re lucky, painkillers will keep you comfortable while you heal—but there are many conditions that will not simply heal themselves. Pain is a warning that something is wrong. And painkillers, like most medications, have side-effects.
Most people want to avoid surgery if they can. Surgeries are invasive and carry risks; and there is no guarantee that surgery will relieve the pain, or keep it away. While surgery is sometimes necessary, most of us agree that it is not a “first choice” option!
Chiropractic care offers safe, effective treatment for lower back pain.
Chiropractic care targets the source of lower back pain rather than just covering up the symptoms.
Some people will feel relief after their first treatment, while others require a few treatments before the pain subsides. Further chiropractic treatments will support the healing process.
Chiropractic care can treat lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, foot and ankle pain, and upper and middle back pain as well.
Many studies have proven the effectiveness of chiropractic for lower back pain.
If you or someone you know is suffering with back pain, don’t take a painkiller, go to bed and hope for the best. Get effective, safe treatment from your chiropractor—your musculo-skeletal expert. Sheppard Chiropractic and Laser Healing welcomes new patients, and you can reach us by calling (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.