Do you wonder why, some days, you can enjoy life pain-free and other days you can barely walk? Do you suffer from numbness, tingling, swollen muscles, and chronic pain? Pain is a sign your body is lacking adequate nutrition or an area of the body is out of alignment. Taking prescription painkillers, over-the-counter medications, and muscle relaxers will give you temporary relief, but won’t fix the problem. Proper nutrition and having the spine, neck, or hip aligned will give you the permanent relief needed to enjoy life without pain. Restoring your health to the optimum level can be achieved with the help of a chiropractor.
Sitting all day, performing heavy labor, and poor posture can lead to back pain. As individuals age, the discs in the spine can become less flexible, bulge, or become herniated. A bulging disc can put pressure on the nerves near the spine, causing weakness, numbness, and tingling in the legs and feet. Decompression of the spine can be performed in a chiropractor’s office. Decompression can be performed by a machine or the chiropractor. This type of treatment separates the vertebrae in the spine and helps to hydrate the discs. It can also help to put a bulging disc back into place to alleviate the pressure it’s causing on a nerve.
Another treatment for alleviating pain in the back is determining where the pain is coming from and giving electro stimulation or ultrasound treatments to the area. This helps to increase blood flow and encourages healing. Pain in the lower back is almost always caused by disc problems between the vertebrae, and decompression can eliminate the pain and tension in the area. Subluxation is a condition when the body’s misalignment will cause dysfunctional signals to the brain and add to an individual’s pain and discomfort.
Chronic pain can be reduced or eliminated by a chiropractor. They will determine the exact location of the problem and review your diet. Removing foods from the diet that increase inflammation will also help to improve your condition. Sugar and processed foods often add to pain and discomfort and should be eliminated from the diet. The chiropractor can help you on your way to living a healthy and active life.