‘Chronic’ refers to pain that has been there for a long time. Practitioners commonly class chronic pain as pain that has presented for a period of 6 months or longer.
Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point in their life. However some experience it for a number of months or even years which is classed as ‘chronic’. Some patients obtain great benefits from a combination of chiropractic treatment and staying active.
Chiropractors treat problems with joints, bones and muscles and the effects they have on your nervous system. We use our hands to make gentle, specific adjustments to improve the efficiency of your nervous system and encourage your body’s natural healing ability. Chiropractors are most well-known for treating the spine (Back and Neck), but are also consulted for a range of other joint problems such as knees, ankles, hips, shoulders and much more.
There are many things we do in modern day life which can contribute to lower back pain such as:-
• Poor posture
• Poor gym form
• Bad Lifting technique
• Spending hours slouched at a desk
• Long distance driving
• Sleeping on unsupportive beds
• Exposure to Stress
• Previous accidents or injuries
So what are the benefits of consulting a chiropractor?
• Trained to diagnose, treat and manage conditions
• Aim to treat the cause, not the symptoms unlike pain killing drugs
• Drug free approach