Why Most Back Pain Remedies Don’t Work
Back pain is an extremely common issue around the world. In fact, there is almost a 100% chance that you, and your loved ones, will experience back pain at some point in your life. This can lead to disability, poor quality of life, and trouble participating normally in your activities of daily living.
Back pain is a very general term that can involve any part of the spine. With 33 vertebrae and 31 paired nerve roots facilitating normal body function (both automatic and controlled), there are a lot of possible failure points that can leave you feeling frustrated.
Risk factors for Developing Back Pain
There are many reasons you may be experiencing back pain since the entire body is an intricate system that requires homeostasis and balance. For example, if even one small area in the spine is misaligned it might manifest as back pain. Here are some general risk factors that increase your chance of developing back pain:
- Overweight or obese, this puts excessive strain on the back.
- Excessive time in poor posture, especially with a sedentary lifestyle.
- Scoliosis of the spine that leads imbalance of the nerve energy and flow.
- Mood disorders or high stress affecting the body’s normal function.
- Past injuries that have caused long term limping, leaning, or pain avoidance.
- Pregnancy and aging due to its effects on back function and alignment.
- Low fitness or endurance levels.
- Smoking and its effects on tissue health.
If you google what treatments are best for back pain, you’ll get a variety of conflicting answers. Here are traditional options for treatment low back pain, upper back pain, and/or neck pain:
- Chiropractic care. This is often many people’s first line of defense when they feel something is “off” in their spine or they experience pain.
- Alternative therapy. These include physical therapy, acupuncture, exercise training and more to treat symptoms and build balance in the spine.
- Pain relief options include massage therapy, pain medication, ice packs, heating pads, electrical stimulation, and pain creams.
- Invasive options as a last resort (if neural symptoms are present and there is concern for the spine’s integrity) options like injections or even surgery are available.
A well balanced treatment program typically provides pain relief while restoring spinal alignment, flexibility, muscle strength, and joint mobility. With these key components in mind, the traditional options are often missing a treatment that addresses all of these components at once. That’s where Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) becomes a game changer. CBP is a results-oriented, rigorously tested, science based Chiropractic approach designed to get to the true root of back pain: spinal misalignment.
Why You’re Not Getting the Results You Want
When spinal misalignment is not properly addressed, you may feel like you’re spinning in circles trying to get relief. For a while your back pain is better but it seems like little things trigger it to come right back. Why is this? When the spine is not properly aligned, it affects the entire body’s nerve flow. This makes the neural tissue near the spine sensitive to small changes and leaves you feeling sore more often than not.
If you’re ready for a better answer, consider CBP chiropractic care.
How Chiropractic Biophysics is Different
CBP certified chiropractors, like Dr. Justin Scott at StrongLife Chiropractic, are part of an elite group specially trained to design a treatment that addresses spinal misalignment. These techniques are always gentle and safe. Plus, they have great potential for finally giving you lasting results. Get in touch with Dr. Scott and StrongLife Chiropractic in Lithia and Tampa Bay, FL to see if this option is right for you for sustainable pain relief.
Dr Justin Scott, DC
Chiropractor and Clinical Director