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Nov 19 2018

Back pain can come and go--temporary relief followed by frustration. Pain is considered chronic if it lasts three months or longer, and is often age-related.  But it can also be the result of a prior injury. Have you been told that surgery is your only option to relieve your chronic back pain?

Low back pain can improve with time (it may take months or years) as the natural aging process as the disc space has less motion. With continued degeneration, bony growth around the disc will try to capture the excess motion. Because degenerative disc disease is, for the most part, a non-crippling, non-progressive type of back condition, continuing non-surgical treatments to manage the painful symptoms is always an option.

Only the patient can decide if the pain and inability to perform normal daily activities is bad enough to warrant spinal fusion (or any other) type of surgery. And the best way for a patient to make an informed decision is to fully understand the trade-offs between spinal fusion and other non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Don’t make rushed decisions for extensive medical procedures until the origin of the pain is found. Not only may they not help; they could make the pain worse.

What are some Back Surgery Alternatives?

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Nov 12 2018

Whether amateurs or professionals, it is probable that most people will experience some type of injury related to a sport or fitness regimen. Today’s culture urges us to exercise in order to keep fit and to avoid weight gain. It is a fun way, either with a team or partner, to burn calories, tone muscles, and increase metabolism. Unfortunately, an injury can occur as the result of poor warm-up and stretching techniques, years of poor posture, or a previously undetected spine or joint problem.

Failing to receive the appropriate treatment promptly and continuing to overuse the injured area may prolong the healing process and result in a chronic injury, preventing the athlete from achieving his or her peak level of performance. Some will try to mask the symptoms and the pain with drugs. But if left untreated, the injury will only be compounded with time.

Before beginning an exercise program or training for an athletic event, check with your sports chiropractor for advice on ways to prevent injury. Here are a few guidelines to consider:

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Nov 06 2018

Are you tired of living with pain and need to find relief from your back pain? Are you weary of taking painkillers just to make it through your day? Does the thought of back surgery strike fear in your heart? Cheer up! There are alternative options to consider when it comes to your health care. Chiropractic treatment combined with a change in your daily habits could work miracles! The best way to avoid illness and discomfort is to be “health conscious” in your daily lifestyle! By finding a chiropractor clinic with caring and committed doctors and staff, you are taking positive action to participate directly in determining your health wholeness.

What exactly does a chiropractor do? Simply stated, chiropractors use a “hands-on” application for care. They evaluate a patient’s condition, prescribe a course of chiropractic treatment for that condition, and then provide counseling and maintenance so that the patient stays on the road to achieve wellness. You will find that most chiropractic clinics employ trained and courteous staff dedicated to helping patients restore mobility and vitality through natural, non-invasive, safe, and easily understood methods.

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