At our busy chiropractic clinic in Ealing we see patients every week who have been suffering with their back pain for some time before visiting us.
Very often they have fallen into the trap of thinking that by resting their back the pain will disappear. However, this is one of the most common traps that back pain sufferers fall into, often prolonging and sometimes even worsening their problem. Total rest may seem like a good idea, however, continuing with moderate physical activity is often the best option in the long run. Taking a moderate level of exercise helps to build and maintain strength and flexibility in the spine whilst helping improve posture, all of which will help towards preventing further back pain.
Another common myth that patients hold is that back pain can be expected as part of the ageing process. Of course ageing can have an impact on the health of your back, however, back pain can occur at any age. Maintaining activity levels will help protect your back whatever your age. Inactivity is more frequently the cause of back pain rather than ageing in itself.
Patients that visit us are often very surprised to hear how common back pain is. It’s a sad fact that 80% of us will suffer back pain at some stage in our lives.
With back pain on the increase, it’s important now more than ever that people know more about how best to treat their back pain and also how to prevent back pain from reoccurring or occurring in the first place.
Not knowing how to treat their back pain often delays a patient’s recovery and potentially it can aggravate their problem making it worse or even more difficult or lengthy to treat.
Chiropractic is a safe drug free treatment that can help treat back pain. Our chiropractors at The Spine & Joint Centre in Ealing are highly trained professionals. Our aim is to get to the cause of your back pain and not simply treat the symptoms.
To get to the cause of your problem, your chiropractor will undertake a full consultation and examination. They will then be in a position to offer you a diagnosis.
Your chiropractor may indicate that chiropractic treatment is appropriate for you and with your permission will begin treatment.
In addition to undertaking chiropractic treatment, your chiropractor may recommend some things you can do to help yourself. These may include ice or heat treatment, specific exercises and lifestyle changes.
If you are suffering back pain our chiropractor are here to help.