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February 16, 2011Posted by on
Back pain is a signal that something is not right. A sign that you have a problem that need addressing. The pain is a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself. Are you taking a drug, either over the counter or prescribed, to hide the symptom and ignore the cause?
There are many causes of back pain.
A couple of the more common causes are:
1) The bones of you spine, specifically in your low back or lumbar region are misaligned. This misalignment is called a Subluxation and causes pain.
2) You may have experienced a trauma that has injured a disc and caused it to bulge. Discs are the soft, pulpy, tissue between the spinal bones. When the disc bulge they may put pressure on a nearby nerve causing pain.
What are you going to do about it?
A) Ignore it. (Most likely the condition will worsen, not a good idea)
B) Physical therapy. (Stresses misaligned joints, does not address the cause, not a good idea)
C) Drugs, either prescribed or over the counter. (Numbs the body, masks the symptom, does not address the cause, not a good idea)
D) Surgery. (Dangerous, very expensive, dismal success rate, usually leads to additional unnecessary surgeries, does not address the cause, not a good idea)
According to Dr. Norman Marcus is Clinical Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and Psychiatry and Director of Muscle Pain Research at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine, a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and founder and medical director of the Norman Marcus Pain Institute, which is dedicated to pain elimination, rather than pain management. In an article on EmaxHealth written by Ruzanna Harutyunyan. “… Dr. Marcus notes that most MRIs of the low back are read as abnormal, frequently with herniated or bulging disks, and that as many as 50 percent of people with herniated disks have no back pain, while as many as 70 percent of those with degenerated lumbar disks have no pain. He cautions that, conversely, discovering herniated or degenerated disks in the spine of a patient in pain should never automatically lead to the assumption that the pain is originating from those disks. …”
The Chiropractic Approach.
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments help to restore misaligned bones to a more normal position thus improving spinal function. Allowing soft tissue to heal, inflammation to go down, pain to ease, and improving spinal stability.
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Dr. Kolarik practices at Kolarik Family Chiropractic located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, SC. At Kolarik Family Chiropractic we focus on the cause of your pain, prevention and wellness. Dr. Kolarik offers both individual and family plans that make Chiropractic care affordable and available to all.