Back pain can be a horrible thing to live with and it’s something our team at Crawford Family Chiropractic wants to help you with. We have answered some of the most common questions about back pain and how you can get rid of it below.
Why is my back hurting?
People experience back pain for a wide range of reasons. Many overwork their muscles during exercise or carrying out tasks at work. Some sit at a desk for their entire work shift – often, without great posture. Others might have been injured in an accident, have a herniated disc, live with arthritis, or carry too much weight. When you visit our team, one of our first tasks is to determine where your pain is coming from so that, together, we can plan to treat it.
Is there a chance that my pain will go away on its own?
Sometimes, back pain will go away on its own. For example, if you’ve overworked your lower back muscles while helping a buddy move over the weekend, you can typically expect lower back pain relief after a few days of rest and stretching. If, however, your pain does not go away after a few days or if it’s too intense, it’s best to seek chiropractic treatment as soon as possible.
How can I make the pain go away for good?
The only way to eliminate pain completely is to properly address the source of that pain. Imagine, for example, that you are suffering from pain in your lower back due to misalignment. Resting and stretching can help reduce the pain, but it will continue coming back as long as your spine is misaligned. In such a case, lasting lower back pain relief would require adjustments to the affected area.
Are adjustments for back pain safe?
All chiropractic treatment techniques, including adjustments, are generally safe. They are non-invasive, natural methods that help the body do what it was designed to do – heal and operate properly. If you do not feel comfortable with forceful movements or if they could somehow aggravate your condition, there are gentle adjustments and other force-free techniques that our chiropractors can use.
Find Back Pain Relief with Our Chiropractors
At Crawford Family Chiropractic, we want to help you live your healthiest pain-free life. Schedule your appointment with our team today at one of our five convenient locations. You can reach our Crossville office at (931) 456-8880, Jamestown office at (931) 879-8931, Kingston office at (865) 248-8167, Oneida office at (423) 569-8931, and Livingston office at (931) 823-8931. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.