Chiropractic Care Relieves Back Pain

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Back pain is a major complaint of over 31 million Americans each year and is the second leading cause of doctor visits. Back pain affects your life in many ways, from how much you spend on treatments and medications to missing work or missing out on an active lifestyle due to excruciating back pain that limits your choices. Some chronic back pain can even leave you bedridden for days at a time. Chiropractic care is a great and effective solution for the management of back pain. While most people only associate chiropractors with correcting misalignments in the back or neck, a Metairie chiropractor can do so much more, such as addressing other musculoskeletal issues, boosting the immune system, and reducing allergy symptoms. But because back pain is such a widespread issue among Americans, here are some ways that a chiropractor can aid in relieving back pain.

The Many Causes of Back Pain

Back pain can occur at a moment’s notice. It may be because you twisted the wrong way or lifted a heavy object incorrectly. Auto accidents are a large contributing factor to neck and back pain. It may also occur because of irregularities of the spine, such as scoliosis or improper spinal curves. Bulging discs or slipped discs can cause extreme back pain that can be debilitating. Other bone issues like arthritis or osteoporosis (bone loss) can cause pain in the back.

Health factors are also a common cause of back pain. Obesity, lack of exercise and weak muscles, smoking, anxiety, and depression are all health issues that can be associated with back pain. Pregnancy adds extra weight to the body and causes the loosening of shifting of tendons that ultimately lead to back pain in pregnant women. Whatever the reason, it goes without saying that back pain is not enjoyable and frustrating for all who are affected by it.

Chiropractic Can Help!

Misalignments of the spine are usually the main cause of back pain. Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas seeks to remove these misalignments through gentle adjustments in order to relieve the pain. Pain is often the last symptom to manifest itself when there has been a subluxation of the spine that causes nerve interference between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. As soon as you begin to feel any form of back pain whatsoever or if you are trying to prevent future back pain, it is important to contact a Metairie chiropractor to remove the misalignment of the spine and restore proper communication between the nerves and the body.

How Chiropractic Has Helped Others

Many studies show how chiropractic care has benefited people suffering from back pain. One study of a 10-year-old boy who experienced severe back pain after a dangerous fall found that he was able to report no pain after only 6 visits to the chiropractor. A 35-year-old woman who was 7 months pregnant complained of chronic back pain during her pregnancy, and it was so bad that it affected her ability to sit or walk. She was able to find relief after only 13 visits to the chiropractor. Chiropractic gives relief for back pain and helps individuals get back to optimal health.

If you are suffering from back pain, find out more about how a Metairie chiropractor can help by contacting Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic today. Dr. Jeff serves practice members in Metairie, Kenner, New Orleans, Lake View, Mid-City, Garden District, Jefferson Parish, and the Greater New Orleans area.


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