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Back pain is one of the most common complaints that our Fremont Chiropractor, Dr. Troy Brainard, hears from the patients that come into our clinic. So many of the physical activities that were involved in on a daily basis -- from the time we get up to when you go to bed at night -- cause stress and strain on your back muscles. Even when we don’t feel it, our backs are often carrying a heavy load in helping us to complete even the simplest tasks. Although there are some activities, such as repeatedly lifting heavy objects, that put us at a higher risk of injuring our backs, even much less strenuous activities like sitting sedentary for several hours on a daily basis, can result in painful, chronic back injuries.
If you have a back injury beyond a simple pulled muscle, which sometimes heals on its own, the pain will be longer lasting than just a few days. If this is the case, your injury may require more than rest or a hot bath. If you are experiencing back pain that lasts over a period of weeks or months, it’s important to seek care from an experienced healthcare practitioner who can thoroughly examine you and accurately determine the source of your pain. Problems that are commonly associated with chronic back pain include:
From the moment most people feel an ache in their back, one of the most common reactions is to take an aspirin or some other type of over-the-counter painkiller. For those who can’t or don’t like taking medication on a regular basis, chiropractic care offers an all-natural, drug-free alternative. The service that chiropractors offer relies on using a hands-on, customized approach to physical ailments and injuries. Through an integrated mixture of manual spinal manipulations, low-level laser treatments and Biofreeze topical treatments, Brainard Chiropractic, servicing the North Bend, Arlington, and Hooper, Nebraska areas, offers a holistic, non-surgical and non-medicinal option for healing injuries and improving overall physical, mental and emotional health.
Chiropractic care is highly beneficial for those suffering from chronic pain mainly because it seeks to discover the underlying causes of pain or injury. What this means is that the goal is to go beyond simply alleviating the immediate pain, but to also address the issues that could be creating or exacerbating the problem. This type of approach helps to eliminate remedies that only mask pain and promotes ways that patients can alter their lifestyles or behavior in a way that helps them strengthen their immune systems and avoid recurrences of the illness and injury.
Chiropractors like to think of the treatment and services they provide as their contribution to a healthy partnership between them and their patients. Part of the chiropractic style of treatment involves helping patients how to become active in tending to their body’s innate needs. In addition to the manual spinal adjustments that are performed in the office, chiropractors also rely on their patients following the advice and home-based exercises that they prescribe for them. The benefits of treatment get extended exponentially when this occurs. Working together with patients, most chiropractors estimate that after the initial visits which typically occur from one to three times a week depending on the specific condition, patients can eventually expect to taper their visits off to once a week, once a month or as needed in order to maintain progress.
To learn more about our practice or how our chiropractor in Fremont can relieve your back pain, call us today. You can reach us by calling (402) 727-8668. We look forward to meeting with you!