What is the Best Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain?

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If you’ve been living with chronic low back pain for 3 months or more, your condition is considered chronic.

Does that describe you?  Then, that’s probably why you’re here.  You may have given up hope of finding an effective treatment to help with that nagging pain.

But giving up hope is so not you.  You’re a fighter and you want to feel like yourself again.  So, what is the best treatment for chronic low back pain?  Let’s read about it and see if we can find the one that’s right for you.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can go a long way toward helping you manage chronic low back pain, even eliminating it.  But there’s a trick to it – you need to show up.

Physical therapists don’t perform magic tricks.  They work with you to retrain your body so it can stop injuring itself.  And yes, many low back problems arise from poor posture.  Sitting for long periods and heavy manual labor can also be at fault.

With a physical therapist, you’ll find out what you can do to hasten healing by agreeing to perform prescribed exercises which are tailored precisely to your low back pain problem.  These exercises work to strengthen weak muscles, allowing them to do their jobs properly so your back can get back to normal.

Along with posture work, you’ll be given exercises for flexibility and for strengthening your core.  The core muscles (abdominal, back and gluteus) are responsible to stabilizing your spine.  When they’re weak, there’s going to be pain, so getting these muscles in shape is key to reducing low back pain.

Lifestyle Changes

If you’re overweight, then slimming down can really help with low back pain.  Imagine what you’re asking of your body when you’re well over your recommended weight?  For some, it’s like carrying around another person and that’s not doing your back any favors.

Adding moderate exercise to your life (physical therapist or no) changes the game.  You’ll see a difference in a matter of weeks and your body will feel stronger.

Finally, quit smoking.  Smoking inhibits your body’s ability to heal due to the ingredient nicotine, which is also highly addictive.  Nicotine also makes your pain worse.

Chiropractic Care

As a chiropractor, my job is to restore balance to your spine.  This is key because your spine is intimately conjoined with your central nervous system.  Getting your spinal column aligned serves your nervous system, eliminating pain.  With adjustment, manipulation and other therapeutic tools, chiropractors get to the root cause of your low back pain.

Back & Body Medical New York

At Back & Body you’ll find me offering chiropractic care alongside a team of expert clinicians in physical therapy, sports medicine and acupuncture.  Together, we create unique solutions for patients suffering from all kinds of pain.

If you’re suffering from chronic low back pain, we’re your source for award-winning pain relief that works.

At our Manhattan clinic, your pain relief team is under one roof, ready to straighten you out and get you moving.  Contact us.

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