Approximately 80% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their life, making the feelings of discomfort in your spine an almost certainty. While this probably doesn’t offer you any solace, if you’re struggling with a spinal injury or misalignment, you do have several all-natural treatment options that are sure to provide you some relief.
Of course, first and foremost, we need to determine the cause of your back pain, whether it is a herniated disc, an out of place vertebrae, or even a pulled muscle. This can be done right in our Arlington office, allowing you to get answers as quickly as possible.
Treating Your Back Pain
Depending on the reason behind your back pain, Dr. Ernst will work with you to create a treatment plan to deliver the most favorable results. However, becoming pain-free is also something that you can work toward in between your visits to our Arlington chiropractic office.
They include doing things such as:
- Rest. The old adage of “no pain, no gain” does not apply in regard to back pain. You’ll get much further ahead when you rest the inflamed area and give it time to heal.
- Ice or Heat. Using heat to relax your tight back muscles or ice to reduce inflammation can help relieve some of your back pain, without taking medications that can impact your ability to function.
- Exercise. Certainly, you don’t want to lift hundreds of pounds in weights if your back is hurting you, but some light walking may make you feel better instead of worse by releasing feel-good endorphins that act as natural pain killers within your body.
- Stretching. Dr. Ernst can show you a number of stretches that you can do in between visits to his Arlington chiropractic office that will make you limber, and keep back pain away.
If you’re one of the 80% that is currently dealing with back pain, these are just a few things you can do to help you feel better from the comfort of your own home. Add these to regular spinal manipulations and you’ve got the winning combination to ease your back pain troubles.
Call Ernst Chiropractic in Arlington and join the 20% who feel absolutely great and free of back pain!