Posted on 10-02-2012
Back pain is a problem common to many types of injuries and illnesses. But how can you tell when back pain requires you to take action, such as seeing your chiropractor? A reasonable approach is to use a 48-hour guideline. Your body usually has a powerful ability to heal itself. If your back pain hasn't gone away on its own within 48 hours, then it’s time to seek professional assistance.
However, some situations require immediate attention. If you've had an accident or you experience severe pain without an obvious cause, it’s best to make an appointment with your chiropractor right away.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you’ve had nagging back pain for months, you’ve long since passed the 48-hour rule of thumb. Back pain always has a cause, and ignoring long-term pain doesn’t fix anything. The longer a physical problem is left untreated, the more difficult it is to treat.
At Results Chiropractic, we’re experts in back pain, and we have the tools to diagnose, treat and help prevent that pain. Most of the time, the underlying problem with back pain is mechanical in nature, involving the spinal joints and associated soft tissues, including the ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The most important approach in all situations is to seek appropriate care. Our office is the right place to start.
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