What is Chronic Back Pain?

spine healthChronic back pain is exactly what it sounds like: back pain that persists, despite your best efforts to rest the injury.

While there are many ways to treat a back injury, including surgery, you don’t want to make a final decision until you know which plan of attack will suit you best.

There are times when minimally invasive surgery is the best way to treat chronic back pain, but alternative treatment options also exist. Some of these include:

·      Acupuncture. By balancing the flow of energy through your body, blood flow increases to the spinal region, thus helping relieve a variety of chronic back pain symptoms.

·      Spinal manipulation. A chiropractor isn’t the answer to all your problems, but manipulating your spine can help reduce or eliminate chronic back pain.

·      Physical therapy. With a regular physical therapy schedule, you will use a variety of techniques to rehab and strengthen your back.

As you learn more about each treatment option, you can focus on those that make the most sense for someone in your shoes.

It’s never easy to deal with chronic back pain, as this has a way of slowing you down, but there are steps you can take to prevent this ailment from impacting you in the future.

If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information and to schedule an appointment. We can walk you through each and every treatment technique, providing you with the knowledge you need to make an informed treatment decision.