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When it comes to pain, the temporary discomfort of injuries is one thing, but the persistence of chronic back pain is another thing entirely. For many people, chronic pain results in a dramatic decrease in their quality of life. Even the most basic tasks become more difficult, as everything from sitting to standing to exercising grow more uncomfortable.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. However long-lasting it might seem, chronic pain is not permanent. As a well-established alternative to medication or invasive surgery, chiropractic care offers a safe and effective way of treating your body to minimize painful symptoms. How can chiropractic help you with your chronic back pain? Let’s take a closer look.

First, it’s important to note what makes chiropractic unique as a practice and treatment. Rather than trying to mask or block the symptoms themselves, chiropractic addresses the root of the problem. Chronic back pain can occur as a result of abnormalities or imbalances in the body. You might have a pinched nerve or a subluxated spine, both of which can be fixed through chiropractic adjustments.

Spinal adjustments and other therapies are beneficial in a number of ways:

  • Range of Motion. You might not realize it, but chronic soreness and pain can severely limit your movements. Get back to your full range of motion with chiropractic.
  • Joint Mobility. Spinal adjustment involves manual manipulation of the vertebrae in your spine to release any joints that may have become locked or restricted.
  • Muscular Relaxation. Chronic pain is often a sign of excess muscular tension. Chiropractic care can help ease the tension that builds in your neck, shoulders, and back, causing the chronic pain and tenderness.

But it’s not just the adjustments that make chiropractic so successful at treating chronic back pain. A good chiropractor will work with the patient to develop good habits and encourage lifestyle choices that support a healthy body. For example, you may be prescribed a series of stretches and exercises to help strengthen the muscles in your back. Depending on how you spend your days and what you do for work, you may be advised to make some small adjustments to ease the pressure on your body. These include making your office workspace more ergonomic, practicing proper lifting techniques, and avoiding sitting for long periods of time.

If you’re affected by chronic back pain, then you too can benefit from chiropractic care. Don’t let your quality of life suffer; get back to being you here at Wirth Chiropractic. Book an appointment with us today!