It’s Official – Back Pain Won’t Go Away on Its Own

October 30, 2014

As the second most common reason for seeing a doctor, back pain will affect 80 percent of the population at some point in time. Usually caused by an inorganic or mechanical issue rather than a serious affliction, people often believe that back pain will go away on its own in time. However, studies have proven that this is not the case.

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The back is made up of vertebrae, ligaments, muscles and soft tissues. While minor injuries, such as pulled muscles may heal after only a day or two, it’s not uncommon for back pain to linger or reoccur. Researchers have been studying chronic pain for some time, but they have yet to determine the root cause. It has been determined that how the brain processes pain signals can be affected by stress, fear of further injury or even mood changes. Left to heal on its own, chronic pain or recurrence is more likely to occur.

Recently, several studies have been conducted to determine if back pain can heal itself. One such study showed that although back pain may heal temporarily, it can often return. The study also showed that 33 percent of people suffering from lower back pain suffered for 30 days or more. Only 9 percent of patients who had back pain for more than 30 days were pain-free after five years.

To address back pain and give your body its best chance at healing itself, you should visit your chiropractor at the first signs of pain or injury. With spinal adjustments and other non-invasive measures, your chiropractor can help correct any mechanical causes of back pain. Not only will you experience relief from your pain, you’ll also be less likely to suffer from recurring back pain as a result.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America can help save you up to 50 percent on chiropractic care. Call 800.775.7900 or contact us today. The bottom line in chiropractic care is this — if you suffer from non-organic pain, chiropractic is your body’s best chance at healing itself.

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