Ever experienced how excruciatingly painful it is when you get a muscle pull, or a cramp, or a nerve pain in the back? It literally makes you to shut your eyes tightly in response to the aching, as there is nothing much you can do with it. Neither can you bend forwards nor backwards. The seething pain makes your eyes tear out of helplessness. You might think that medication can end your pain. It does put out the pain, but it does not correct the actual cause of pain. When left unattended, this can be a cause of permanent damage.
Let us look at a simple example. Lets say, you have a water leaking problem in your kitchen tap, and on observing closely you realized that the threads at the joint have worn out. Instead of changing the tap, you simply used a contraption to prevent the water leak. The leakage may stop temporarily, but is it the permanent solution? The moment the contraption fails, the water starts leaking again.
The pain in your back treated with medication is often that contraption. It stays only until the effect of contraption stays. The reason is that you or your doctor has not targeted the source of the pain. The pain has happened due to pressing of a nerve in your back, and until you relieve that pressure off the nerve, your pain will only keep resurfacing. Most of the medication just alleviate the pain; nothing more nothing less.
So, now that you know you have not been targeting the source of your chronic pain, have you ever tried searching for someone who can help you out? You should know that only when you put that tricky nerve back in its right place can you get rid of that ever troublesome back pain. And that is not an overnight process. The thousand of nerve-endings, tendons and ligaments arent something that is meant to fall off their position just like that. After all, they carry all the stress and strain that you undergo, during the course of your daily routine. Bad body alignment, lack of exercise, and improper posture are some of the reasons, which are primary causes of cramps and nerve pain.
It requires a dextrous hand, like that of a chiropractor, to deal with backache and put your displaced nerves back to their original position.
While the back treatment process is long drawn, it directly targets the source of the pain- so the results too are definitely long-term. A chiropractor essentially works on the principle that musculoskeletal pains, traumas and injuries are related to the alignment of the spine, and a proper alignment speeds up the self healing process without surgery or medication. The chiropractor manipulates the areas around the vertebral column to restore the alignment of the spine and release the dislocated nerves and tissues to alleviate the pain and restore balance. When treated through a series of repetitions, the patient experiences a release in the locked muscles and tissues and a restored flow of vital energy through the body, providing him instant relief with every subsequent sittings.
Chiropractors prove to be a permanent replacement to your temporary solution of medication, when you need to consider the long term advantages in comparison to medicines and pain killers. That is the reason a medicine bottle says – Take no more than 4 or 6 pills in a 24-hour period; because the pharmaceutical company knows the medication will wear off and you will need to take more! Chiropractic is a more subtle and to the point solution.
Often, the people are apprehensive about visiting a chiropractor, as they do not know how exactly chiropractic works. This is no wonder as people may not have considered natural choices over the quick-relief options. Since chiropractic requires more than one session to put your strained and injured nerves in place, people do not consider it as the option for an immediate relief.
Relieving as quickly as possible is the catch here, even if it lasts for a few days. People often do not realize that the quicker relief solution often dies quicker too. Also, a chiropractic cannot pull your sensitive nerves back in its place in one go, as that too is painful and can do more harm than good. Rather, he would first ask you a series of questions to verify the root cause of your pain, and then gradually work around that area of your back muscles to restore them, without causing much pain.
It is about breaking the pain into several small bearable pieces, one at a time, so that you start to feel better than the previous session, every time, until you are fully restored from the injury.
The chiropractor knows exactly how the various meridians of your vertebral column are aligned, and you need to render your faith in him and understand that he knows exactly what he is doing.
Chiropractors use several treatment methods- acupuncture, acupressure, laser acupuncture, Shiatsu or heat and cold treatment on the affected area. The core principle however, remains the same- to restore the injured tendons, ligaments, nerves and soft tissues in the target area of the back and alleviate the pain.
Depending upon the criticality of the injury, the age of the patient and the pain bearing capability, the practitioner may alternate the methods of treatment. Often, based on the injury inflicted, the process may be longer for some patients in comparison to the other. Do not fear to discuss it out with the doctor, and ask him what additional precautions in terms of lifestyle, food habits and exercise should you adopt apart from the treatment rendered, to help you recover faster.
Remember! You need to entrust your faith in the practitioner advising you the treatment, as back pain is something that not only takes time to happen, but also takes its time to heal. The back bone bears the entire load of your body and goes through all types of stresses and strains that you might have probably read about in your high school science books. Hence you cannot expect it to fall immediately in place in case you get an injury. The key is to relax as much as possible and try to reduce any further causes of injuries such as weight lifting, sudden bending movements in front etc.
The chiropractic backache treatment when practised over a series of sessions is the targeted approach to your back pain, as you are directly hitting the point of impact, or the root-cause of your pain. You can believe it due to the fact that it involves a scientific reason behind the practice. Knowing the reasons and the core principles of the chiropractic can help you keep the faith, in your practitioner, as also restore your confidence to speed up your recovery.