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What To Do If You Experience Back Pain

Did you know that it is more common for people go to the doctor for back pain than any other health problems?  Back pain is usually experienced by most people at least once every 3 months.  There are so many different triggers of why we may be experiencing back pain including; car accidents, falls, heaving lifting, long periods of sitting, inactivity and pregnancy.  If you are experiencing back pain there are many different things you can do to help with the pain.

Many people choose to take over the counter medications such as Tylenol, muscle relaxers or steroid injections.  Although you may feel immediate relief from these medications it only covers up the pain but does nothing to help correct the issue.  Taking medications over long periods of time can also come with side effects like liver damage.  Taking a more natural, holistic approach to your back pain will not only help correct the issue but also help to relieve pain or tension.  Please keep in mind that when using more holistic methods for healing it may take a little longer to feel better.  Remember to be patient with your body and recognize healing takes time, it will not happen overnight.

Getting checked and adjusted with your local San Deigo Chiropractor can be a great way to help relieve back pain and get to the source of what is causing it.  Many  San Deigo Chiropractor also offer massage in their office, getting massaged can help to reduce muscle soreness and tension after getting adjusted.  Many chiropractors agree that staying stationary does more harm than good and finding exercises that build the core muscles can help to reduce back pain.  Water activities and yoga for back strength can also be very beneficial for those who suffer from back pain.  Be sure to talk to your trainer or instructor before doing any type of activities to ensure safety and back protection.