Everyone knows somebody with chronic back pain. They often wince when they move. They walk slow and have trouble with balance. They complain about it. They cancel plans because of it. They don’t go anywhere without their pill bottle. They’ve often been told that it’s their age, their weight, their job, or their stress. If that was the case, wouldn’t everybody at their age, their weight, and their workplace have the same pain? And everybody has stress. Why doesn’t everybody have back pain? It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, does it? But what if there was another reason for back pain?
When people talk about their “back” they are really talking about the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves related to their SPINE. When someone is experiencing back pain, they really should call it spine pain. Medical tests are usually negative but the most common cause of spine pain is misalignment of the bones that make up the spine, something that medical doctors just don’t check for.
When spinal bones become misaligned, a lot of things happen. Muscles tighten up to protect the area. Swelling occurs to bring healing factors to the area. The spine will bend and change its shape in order to compensate. All of these things cause more discomfort, creating a vicious cycle.
Unfortunately, the most common treatment does nothing to take address the actual cause of the problem. If the cause of the problem has to do with the misalignment of bones, then why do people take pills (both over the counter or prescription)? They are clearly only covering up the symptoms, which allows the problem to stick around, only to get worse with time.
Doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to treat back pain because they find and correct vertebral misalignments. By realigning the spinal bones, the muscles are allowed to relax, the pain and inflammation decreases, and the range of motion improves. The best part? Chiropractic care doesn’t even have to hurt in order to work! Zehr Chiropractic specializes in state-of-the-art treatments that do not involve twisting or racking the spine. We offer a pain free alternative for Muskegon area residents who are suffering with pain. So, if you’re tired of making excuses. If you’re tired of popping pills and putting off that yard work. If you’re tired of having back pain affect your life, Zehr Chiropractic may just be worth checking out.
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