A Spinal De-Confession

Definitely not all fun and games, but as a kid how many times did we walk down the sidewalk singing, “Don’t step on the crack or you’ll break your momma’s back”? The fear of breaking our mother’s back was a real thing back in the day! Those tiny cracks in the sidewalk taunted and terrorized us with every step we took. Today, we’re terrorized by our own back pain and discomfort, like all the time, but it’s definitely not worth singing about.

Millions of people are living in the land of chronic pain, suffering through months of throbbing, stabbing, and steady pain throughout their neck, leg, and especially lower back. Anytime you move from one place to another it requires “a way” or vehicle to do so, right? Permanently moving out of the land of chronic pain is no different, and that vehicle you should consider is spinal decompression.

Common Causes of Back Pain

There are lots of contributing factors to neck, back, and lower back pain. Several of which include:

  • Poor posture
  • Pulled or torn muscle
  • Pulled or torn ligament
  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Deformity or curvature of the spine
  • Joint dysfunction

Lower back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States. If you didn’t re-read that last sentence, please do.

Without being treated over time, the problem behind back pain can cause some serious damage to your body keeping you from enjoying a vital, healthy life.

Easing Your Back Pain

On a scale of one to ‘holy cow this hurts’, your pain and specific condition will depend on how a health professional will treat you. There are a variety of treatment options out there ranging from medicine (yikes) to surgery (double yikes).

Medicine

Prescribed or not, this only serves to mask or alleviate chronic back pain for a brief trip to feel good land. It doesn’t treat the root cause but merely treats the pain associated with the cause, and it sure doesn’t last long. We’ll pass.

Surgery

This option is extremely expensive and down right scary when it comes to dealing with your back and your spine. Usually a surgical procedure to treat back pain involves your spinal cord and tons of nerves being exposed with lots of dollar signs attached. Are you kidding me? Thanks, but no thanks.

Exercise

Certain exercises can stretch and strengthen your back muscles and are easy enough to do at home. These are often recommended by your health care professional and depending on how serious your condition, can be a treatment that remedies your pain in a natural and healthy way.

Spinal Decompression

This sounds way scarier than what it is, which is a comfortable and non-evasive therapy that relieves neck and back pain by alleviating pressure on the spinal disc and nerves. This creates room for discs to reposition and retract themselves also allowing for natural healing nutrients to make their way to the problem area. Many consider this to be an “alternative treatment” because it’s a natural, non-medicinal therapy that’s on the opposite end of the spectrum of most common treatments such as surgery.

 

Don’t allow chronic back pain to keep you from the priorities in your life. Let’s look at how we can naturally point you in the direction of pain free living.

Schedule an appointment so we can see if you’re a candidate for spinal decompression! Book online or contact Orange Wellness at one of our four convenient locations.