Back Pain Treatment
Does any back pain treatment really help your back? Which profession is best to seek help from? Read on to make sure you don't make the mistakes others have made when looking for the best treatment option.
You would have heard the statistics time and time again. That back pain affects over 80% of adults at some stage. That 47% of adults this year will have pain. Yet only 25% of those seeking help will be pain free in one year.
The rest are the same or worse.
Surely not, you may be saying. Sadly these statistics are true.
So which back pain treatment option is best for you...
Which back pain treatment is best?
There are many types of treatment available today, the more established therapies such as Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and even Massage and Personal Trainers. All work in the back pain area and have good success.
Or do they?
Look at it this way. If one treatment was best, it would be the only one available. All practitioners will claim to have great success. But how do you measure the success?
Success is not suffering from back pain long term. If this is true, then all of these professions have poor success.
You are encouraged to attend long term, you need to go back often as pain returns, they use different modalities and still you suffer.
Which is best?
The profession or technique you find most benefit from. Each profession has its' merits and each profession will suit one person more than another. A good practitioner is a good practitioner, no matter which modality they use.
Today each profession has "borrowed" techniques from the others. The lines are more blurred, and each practitioner uses the techniques they feel are best suited.
I am a Chiropractor, yet I refer often to Physiotherapists, Medical Doctors and my patients to have a massage. I also use many varied techniques to make sure I get the best results.
However, I expect my patients to enter my office pain free long term. To come in wanting to maintain their spine.
In the early stages I use referrals to get the best results as quick as possible. I teach my patients how to treat themselves. So they can train their body to become pain free and stay that way.
Back pain treatment should be a short term process. The next step is making sure you build resistance. Unless your practitioner offers this approach then their result long term will be poor.
Can you improve your success?
Consulting with a practitioner may help ease your back pain. It will not remove it completely or permanently. Why?
Back pain is a habitual process, to make long term change you must change the habits. Only you can do this.
This does not mean a lifestyle change, but training your body to keep its' muscles and joints balanced. You need to learn some simple techniques that you can use to help improve the techniques used by your practitioner.
The first step is learning how to identify the causes of your pain. Not how you sit, lift or bend. The causes are the distortion patterns that exist that have allowed your muscles and joints to become out of balance.
Being able to identify these allows you to see what is wrong and to measure your progress.
What is the best approach to ease your back pain?
To get long lasting results you must both remove the symptoms and the cause. First you must identify which spinal imbalances are present, then attack the symptomatic processes. This can be achieved by using many techniques from ice/heat, Acupressure and anti-inflammatory measures. Then you must perform corrective techniques that target the spinal imbalances.
The principles of Spinal Balancing address the both the pain and the root cause of the condition that is responsible for your back pain. Through self assessments, your individual spinal imbalances can be identified, and a targeted corrective program can be developed for your specific needs.
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