Do you suffer from back pain that comes and goes? Do you go days, weeks, even months, feeling great and then Wham, you are in severe pain? If you do, you are not alone!
In fact, I have lost track of the amount of times a new patient will come in, presenting with severe back pain and more often than not, have no idea what they did to hurt themselves. When first questioned, they will often tell me that they just woke up like this.
Upon further discussion and asking the right questions, they will mention an injury that happened years ago, that went away on it’s own over time without any real treatment, other than over the counter pain medication.
Hmm… could they be related? The answer is unequivocally YES! For some injuries, such as back pain, the condition can become chronic. It is estimated that about 10% of all back injuries become chronic problems, and can come and go over the years, causing debilitating pain when you least expect it.
If you are like most people, and statistics show that over 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, when back pain strikes, you reach for the Advil, and in a few days, the pain has gone away.
The problem with this, is that you didn’t treat the actual condition, you just masked the symptoms with medication. The back injury is still there, lying dormant.
The good news is that it most likely isn’t a dangerous condition, but it can severely interfere with your quality of life and prevent you from taking part in activities you love.
So how do you know if your back pain will heal on it’s own, or needs treatment?
A visit to your Chiropractor is the best place to start. An experienced Doctor will do a thorough exam and consultation, and possibly take x-rays to determine the root cause of the injury. From there a comprehensive treatment plan will be devised and may possibly consist of:
- hot/cold therapy
- physical therapy
At Johnson Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we have 20 years experience dealing with all types of acute and chronic back pain, and we offer a comprehensive approach to health. Our services include physical therapy, massage, exercise and Chiropractic care.
Call us now for a FREE Exam and Consultation and get back to living your life pain free! Call us at (410) 744-1233 or visit our website at: www.MyPainReliefCenter.com for more information.