Suffering with Back Pain in Emmaus

Low back pain

Did you know that it is estimated that at least 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime?  For some people their symptoms may be mild, but for others the pain can be debilitating.  At Abundant Health Chiropractic of Emmaus, Dr. Justin Graf will work with you to eliminate or significantly reduce back pain.

What causes back pain?

Subluxations (misalignments) can be quite painful and are the most common cause of back pain, yet it is the most commonly overlooked cause.  Many people people think that their pain is “muscular,” but in reality the spine is “locked” or shifted from normal alignment placing more stress on the muscles.  

Unfortunately, many people never truly understand what is causing their back pain. Many people choose to self-manage or self-treat their pain.  The problem is they are never truly correcting it because they are not getting to the cause.  Therefore, these subluxations and the back pain continue to reoccur.

Subluxations lead to altered motion of the spine which can inflame and irritate the nerves in the spine.  When subluxations are left uncorrected, poor spinal biomechanics leads further breakdown of the spine causing disc problems, arthritis, and even stenosis.

What contributes to subluxations in the spine and back pain?

  • Repetitive Stress/ Physical job
  • Sitting long periods throughout the day
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Poor movement
  • Excessive exercise
  • Repetitive bending
  • Disc Injuries
  • Excess body weight
  • Emotional Stress (Physiological muscle tension)
  • Poor nutrition- Inflammatory diet and poor healing
  • Kidney stones, UTIs
  • Arthritis

Traditional Treatment of Back Pain

Many people choose to take over the counter medicines like Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, or Ibprofen to alleviate their pain.  Other therapies people will try to get relief from back pain include icing, heat, stretching, and massage.

Traditional medical treatment for back pain consists of prescription pain medication, muscle relaxers, and steroid injections. These approaches may only numb the pain while the condition worsens leading a person closer to surgical recommendations.  

Failure rates for spine surgery are over 80% and a person will likely end up in the same amount or more pain, and need another surgery.

It is important to recognize that all of these approaches NEVER to get to the root cause of the problem.  They are only masking the pain and the cause.

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained to identify and correct subluxations in the spine.  Once the subluxations are identified, specific chiropractic adjustments can be used to correct the spine.

Improved alignment and motion of the spine will reduce the stress on the muscles and nerves diminishing pain.  At Abundant Health Chiropractic, Dr. Justin Graf provides specific analysis of your spine and provides the best possible care to correct your problem.  

Schedule Your Appointment Today by calling (610) 421-8854 to Get Relief from Your Back Pain!