Back Pain – When to See a Chiropractor

At some point, most people will experience some type of back pain, and literally, anyone can be subject to it, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle. When you suffer from recurring back pain, it can interfere with or prevent many of your normal daily activities like walking, sleeping, sitting down, or any other physical exertion.

Anyone who has been forced to endure back pain on a regular basis will know how frustrating and how uncomfortable it can be, and in some cases, it can even be debilitating. Like many other injuries and illnesses, the sooner back pain is addressed, the better the chances are for a favorable outcome. That’s why you should seek treatment from a back pain chiropractor as soon as possible from the expert practitioners at Creekside Chiropractic in Salt Lake City.

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Why you should seek treatment

It might seem like back pain is a fairly simple issue, and it’s simply a matter of enduring discomfort for some period of time. However, there are very often other issues related to your back pain that are more serious in nature, and which can be discovered by a skilled chiropractor. If you have experienced some incident that triggered your back pain, it’s very possible that the discomfort may simply go away after a month or so, without any kind of treatment whatsoever.

This is not always the case though, and when there is a more serious issue underlying the cause of your back pain discomfort, that is likely to remain in place for as long as the cause of the pain is left untreated. You may even notice that your back pain is becoming progressively worse over time, and that is a sure sign that there is a more serious issue involved, and that it needs to be treated by a skilled chiropractor. If you can receive treatment for your back pain early on after it develops, the chances are usually fairly good that you will be able to avoid developing chronic back pain that persists for long periods of time.

Chiropractic care for back pain

The first way that a chiropractic expert can help with your back pain is to identify the underlying cause of your pain. At Creekside Chiropractic, we have modern diagnostic equipment which will pinpoint the true cause of your back pain, so that it can be treated by one of our experts. If a spinal misalignment has caused your back pain, it will often trigger other issues such as musculoskeletal conditions, and pressure on nerves in the area of the misalignment.

A skilled chiropractor can treat all these issues through gentle spinal manipulation and massage therapy which removes the source of the pain, and allows the body to undergo a self-healing process. Expert chiropractors have a number of resources at their disposal to alleviate your pain and eliminate the condition causing it, for instance, the following:

  • hands-on spinal manipulation
  • activators
  • decompression tables
  • ultrasounds
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • flexion-distraction
  • radiography
  • electromyography.

If it turns out that your back pain is caused by some factor other than spinal misalignment, your chiropractor routinely collaborates with other members of the medical community and can refer you to the appropriate professional for additional help. Whenever you have any kind of back pain, you’re better off having it checked out by an expert chiropractor, rather than letting it go untreated. Back pains that are caused by spinal misalignments will not go away on their own, and instead must be treated with expert chiropractic care like we deliver at Creekside Chiropractic.

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