“Take two pills and get some rest.”

How many times have you heard that one?

How many times has it worked?

Don’t worry—you don’t have to answer.

We all know that rest and medication simply aren’t enough to relieve back pain.

Here are three reasons why:

Weak Back Muscles Won’t Strengthen Themselves

Weak, imbalanced muscles cause the spine to shift. If the muscles aren’t strengthened and the spine isn’t adjusted (by a chiropractor), back pain will get worse. Discs will shift and excess pressure will be put on the spine and nerves. Increased pain, muscle stiffness, and spasms will be the result.

“Muscle Guarding” Gets Worse After Too Much Rest

Too much rest causes weak muscles to get weaker. And, as a result, stronger muscles will begin to “guard” them–putting a tremendous strain on the back. The frequency and severity of spasms will increase.

Medication Does Nothing to Treat Pain

Medication will provide temporary relief of back pain—but it won’t treat the underlying causes. Over time, the spine will shift more and more. Eventually, the pain will be far too much to bear—medication will do very little (if anything) to make it go away.

The Solution to Your Pain: A Chiropractor

 A chiropractor can find and then treat the cause(s) of your back pain. Please don’t hesitate to contact Anderson Chiropractic to schedule and appointment. We’ll do what it takes to get rid of your pain.