Back pain can affect anyone at any time, not just people who have “a bad back.”
Back pain can keep you from enjoying a well-deserved family vacation, going out with your friends, or make it hard to just get out of bed. But you don’t have to live with it.
What causes back pain? It might be the result of improperly lifting a heavy item, straining your back during physical activity, or being involved in an automobile accident or fall. Age can play a factor, too, since as you get older, the discs in your vertebrae lose fluid, making you more susceptible to back injuries.
When you come to HealthSource for back pain relief, we’ll first perform a thorough examination to discover the root cause of your pain. Whether it’s a herniated or bulging disc, improper alignment putting stress on your spine, or a strained muscle, we’ll plan the right treatment to bring you relief.
If we think you need surgery, we’ll tell you—but you should know your options first. In fact, one study found that “reduced odds of surgery were observed for…those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers [with back injuries] who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor.”* By starting with a chiropractic consult, you may reduce your odds of needing surgical intervention to correct your back problems.