Back pain can happen to anyone, of any age. Of course, these types of problems tend to become more frequent in older people, with the rate reaching close to 50% of people of a certain age having suffered some kind of back pain in their lives. Sometimes it’s a muscle that’s strained and it can be easily correctly, other types the cause is deeper. One of the most common cause is a problem with the spinal cord, where small discs that act as cushions for your bones become swollen or even break open, and are called herniated discs. This can be a very painful episode and brings a lot of back pain. Fortunately, there are solutions, things that chiropractic services can do to help. Here’s some information that you may find useful on this illness, and the possible healing techniques. Don’t forget to contact Dr. Flood of ClearWater Chiropractic in Eau Claire WI with any questions as well!
First, it’s important to understand what herniated discs are so you can know how to spot the problem, and how to solve it. Between each bone in the spine you have a small cushion, which prevents wear and tear of the bones. They make movement much easier and prevent serious injuries. However, various things can go wrong with those discs. As you age, wear and tear can happen on the disc itself, and it may become less reliable. Any kind of injury to the spine itself can often cause problems to the discs. A broken disc will cause pain and numbness of the area, and can make you weaker, unable to use your back to lift heavy objects, for example. Those discs can also be against a nerve, causing nerve pain or headaches. All of these symptoms can be painful and annoying, but usually not critical.
There’s ways that you can start treating those issues. Chiropractic services are typically the first place you want to turn to in order to get relief. You can try to rest and take it easy for a few days, and this can be enough for light pain. However, you may end up having to see a professional to find out what the best treatment option is. Chiropractors have many techniques to help you out dealing with back pain. They can recommend exercises for you to do, they can massage your back in ways that can help any inflammation in the discs, and they can also recommend medications you can take in order to reduce the pain. Many of those treatments can vary between a few weeks and a few months, depending on the cause of your injury or pain. Often, you can get a free consultation at the start in order to get a good idea of what’s involved for your specific situation, so it’s really useful to consult.
If you have back pain, especially if you suspect that it’s caused by herniated discs, don’t delay. Nobody wants to live with constant pain, and you don’t have to. Eau Claire chiropractic services can help you out, by solving the issue, and reducing the pain, so you can keep going with your daily life. It’s for your own well being. Set up an appointment today with Dr. Flood right on our website.