It is said that 80% of adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their life. The question remains, who should you see when you are living with lower back pain?
It’s important to note there are a number of different providers, each of which with their own speciality when it comes to lower back pain. There is no one ‘right’ answer because back pain is going to vary from person to person. One thing that holds true is the power of collaboration. Working with a group of providers with one common goal to ensure patient success is extremely effective. So, who are the best providers to work with?
A great deal of back pain is caused by misaligned vertebrae or joints all throughout the body. In fact, just because you have pain in your back, doesn’t necessarily mean that is the root cause of the problem. The pain may be due to misaligned hips that must be adjusted in order to create symmetry once again. Chiropractors have the knowledge and experience to locate and treat root cause issues that may be causing undue pain on your upper, middle or lower back.
Massage therapy is also a great tool to relieve back pain. At times, misalignment and muscle protective mechanisms are the cause of back pain. Massage therapists have the ability to relieve built up muscle tension.
After proper massage and adjustment it is important the muscles can then maintain the proper positioning. Chiropractic adjustments and massages can solve the problem, however in order to accomplish long term results muscle strengthening must be added to the equation. Each services works as a part of the recovery process. A combination of chiropractic, massage therapy and muscle strengthening with a personal trainer is a recipe for success for those living with back pain.