‘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.
Here at KH Chiropractic we provide a lot of lower back pain treatment. 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 chiropractic treatment and tailored exercises.
Chiropractors treat ‘musculoskeletal’ problems these relate to joints, bones and muscles and the effects they have on your nervous system. They use their hands to make gentle, specific adjustments to improve the efficiency of the nervous system and encourage the body to naturally heal itself. 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