What is your course of action when you are forced to miss work or other planned activities and lower back pain strikes? Many people instantly reach for their “go to” pain medication, due to its ability to relieve some of this pain in a short amount of time. The problem with this method is that it is a quick fix and only temporarily removes the pain, and as soon as the medicine wears off the pain returns. This is especially true if this type of pain is chronic, meaning that it occurs regularly.
A recent study shows promising results that making an appointment with your local chiropractor may be more beneficial than pain relievers for those struggling with this kind of lower back pain. Many chiropractors will preform spinal manipulation, which is a method that can help with long-term pain, not just hide the symptoms of an underlying condition. Spinal Manipulation Therapy can relieve lower back pain, along with the implementation of traditional high-velocity low-amptitude thrust (HLVA) repositions of the joint. HVLA is the most frequently used spinal manipulation due to it’s level of effectiveness in treating lower back pain.
If you are struggling with pain, and often find yourself reaching for that bottle of pain relievers, consider scheduling an appointment with A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic in Vancouver Washington today.
Click here to read more about general chiropractic care and what to expect from your first appointment. Call 360-254-0400 to schedule and appointment or if you have questions regarding the care you should expect.