That the pain will just go away. Yes, this is a commonly held, but untrue opinion. After 12 months of no treatment, almost 70% of people still experience back pain. It simply just does not go away on it’s own. Typically multiple factors actually back the back pain so treating it is more complicated than simply waiting for the pain to subside or take more pain medications.
Many times the underlying causes difficult to identify. Many of us are used to going to Web MD to find answers. That is great for an ankle or a foot, but a back is much more complicated. Because of the sheer number of nerves, complications of the spine and discs along with muscular and skeleton complexities, the back is a very unique system, Many times patients describe pain to the untrained eye is a bruised muscle when it is actually a torn disc.
Types of Back Pain
- Sciatica- a condition where the sciatic nerve is compressed, causes pain in the back and legs.
- Herniated Discs- Discs separating the vertebrae begin leaking fluid.
- Whiplash induced back pain- This is a very serious accident related source of back pain.
- Bruised Muscle or ligament injury
- Irritation of nerve roots
Understanding your Back Pain
When looking for the right chiropractor in Columbus Ohio, look for one that is helps you understand your pain. The first step is describing it. We typically use three categories to describe back pain: axial pain, referred pain and radicular pain. This helps us understand if it could be a strain, a degenerative disease or something nerve related such as sciatica.
At First Choice Chiropractic, we understand your pain is real and all you want is to live pain free and enjoy your life. We thrive in finding solutions to help you get back on your feet. If you are looking for the best Columbus chiropractor, call (614)-418-7122 today.