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Whether it is minor or major, back pain is something that many American’s suffer from. For the most part, back is something that most will chuck up to sitting in one position for too long or aging. However, there are many more causes of back pain and they include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Recreational activities
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Prior injuries
  • Stress

Back pains can affect the way in which we perform simple activities and that is no way to live your life. If you find that you are having trouble performing to the best of your ability at work, getting dressed, standing for a long period of time, or getting in and out bed, you may need to seek the help of a licensed chiropractor. Here is how a chiropractor can help:

  1. Exercise therapy: Part of the treatment your chiropractor might suggest to you might include tips for proper posture, lifting techniques, and exercises that can be done in the comfort of your own home to relieve your back pain.
  2. Manual Therapy: Your chiropractor might also recommend manual therapy which will include joint mobilization (slow stretches to assist with range of motion) or a quicker stretch known as manipulation.
  3. Soft Tissue Therapy: This type of therapy will allow your chiropractor to treat sore and tight muscles using either instrument – assisted soft therapy, manual release therapy, or trigger point therapy.

It is best if you do not try to ignore or work through your back pain on your own. Doing so will not make it go away and may in fact make the problem worse. The truth is your back pain should never last more than a few days and if it does that may be a sign of a larger issue. Play it safe and research local chiropractors in your area. Once you find the chiropractic that your are comfortable with, consult them and find out which course of treatment is best for you. You will most likely be able to get back to your regular activities with very little or no issue faster than you would without seeking treatment.