We’ve all been there…moved a certain way or lifted improperly or too hastily and then it hit you like a big Mac truck. The next thing you know, you’re lying flat on your back and can’t get out of bed.
Traditionally, your medical doctor would prescribe bedrest and anti-inflammatories for a week, but research has shown that this is counterproductive for your recovery. In fact, this treatment for an aching back can hinder and limit your rate of return to post-injury activity.
What Happens With Lower Back Pain?
As a rule of thumb, most lower back pain can resolve on its own with little or no intervention. If it resolves in a few days, then a muscle strain most likely happened. However, if it lasts for more than a week, then it usually involves a joint problem.
Most of my patients are afraid that if they have an aching back, a chiropractic adjustment may make them feel worse off. They’ll say something like, “you’re not going to crack me?!” I would usually reply, “No, I’m not in the soup cracker or egg farming business with their slogan, ‘let’s get cracking!’”
This is where the Art of Healing begins: mechanical lower back pain manifests in such a unique and different way that 2 people with the same issue will present in completely different scenarios. I don’t apply a “cookie cutter” approach to treating each and every person the same.
Treating Lower Back Pain
We are all unique individuals with unique health needs and requirements. Like cooking, we can modify and change the way we make a dish to our preferences, depending on whether people have food sensitivities or allergies or even just the taste itself…
I don’t just “crack” you, but restore you to optimal function so that your body can reach its full potential. I want you to be pain-free and full of vitality and restorative function too. After all, the most important game you’re going to play is “the Game of Life!”
If you would like more information on how you can live life to the fullest, make sure to contact us and we’ll get you back into the starting line-up! Until next time, put me in Coach, I’m ready to play….today!