Long Term Side Effects From Back Pain
posted: Oct. 21, 2021.
Are you dealing with back pain? Did you experience an accident? Could your posture be to blame? Whatever the cause, many of us are conditioned to bear through pain and so we find unhealthy ways to cope. Back pain, if untreated, can lead to long-term damaging effects. To learn what steps you can take to avoid these complications and how back pain can be treated reach out to Dr. Alan Barthen of Cary Disc Center in Cary, IL.
A too common way we sometimes end up dealing with pain is by turning to medication. Even over-the-counter pain relievers can have long-term effects on our bodies, and opioids can be very addictive. Moreover, medication does not address the underlying issue.
Some of us try to just live with the pain, but that only exacerbates the problem. Chronic pain does not usually get better all on its own. Another way we may end up compensating for it is by adjusting our whole everyday activities around the pain. This means we end up avoiding things we otherwise enjoy doing or end up making our posture worse by trying to minimize the pain.
Back Pain Treatment in Cary, IL
A lot of the time, the source of enduring back pain is improper alignment of your spine. When misaligned the discs can put extra pressure on the nerves causing the family discomfort. So for many, the base treatment is alignments with your chiropractor, but of course, every individual case requires individual care. Your doctor will create a treatment strategy just for you with the goal of avoiding the need for surgery or medication whenever this is possible.
Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Barthen of Cary Disc Center to begin your path toward being pain-free. If you are in or near Cary, IL, you can dial (847) 639-0010 to make an appointment.