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Chiropractic is effective with many types of back pain.

There are many myths with back pain, it is important to understand why we get back pain and not underestimate how difficult it can be to treat. It is important to understand that back pain is a symptom of an underlying problem, that problem needs to be investigated before it can be treated. Here are the most common myths.

  1. “Pulled muscle” almost everyone with back pain is told they have “just pulled a muscle”. They are never told which muscle however.
  2. “Slipped a disc” you can rupture, tear or herniate a disc but you can never have a disc slide out of place.
  3. Misalignment a bone is out of place simply cannot happen and manipulation does not put them back in place.
  4. “Pinched a nerve” nerve entrapment is a serious problem that often leads to weakness and disability so must be dealt with quickly.

 

“Slipped disc”

Almost everyone has heard of the “slipped disc”, it is simply impossible for discs to slip out of place and this why this term is still used is one of the major reasons people get confused with back pain. Lots of things can happen to discs, from tearing to ruptures and herniations but it is physically impossible for them to slip out of place. The discs are incredibly strong and it can take decades of abuse to damage them. Eventually when performing an everyday task, not usually over exerting yourself, these weakened discs finally fail.

The truth is we all collect wear and tear throughout our lifes, this is known as arthritis. Arthritis in the spine does not happen overnight it must have developed over many years. Often related to the type of work that you have done. Some people have very physical jobs with a lot of heavy lifting, others have office jobs which are quite sedentary in nature. The spine will be affected differently depending on the type of work, but damage accumulates gradually weakening the spine, until one day something finally gives and  back pain develops.

The sooner you act to limit this and continue to maintain a healthy spine, the greater the chances of limiting disability later life.

 Chiropractors don’t only treat back pain but specialize in the treatment of many different disorders such as

Backpain and sciatica

Neck pain and dizziness

Whiplash

Headaches and migraines

Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain

Hip, knee and ankle pain

Pregnancy

Paediatrics

Contact the Market Harborough Chiropractor at The Chiropractic Clinic in Market Harborough on 01858 414841

The Melton Mowbray Chiropractor at The Melton Mowbray Chiropractic Clinic in Melton Mowbray 01664 561199