Back pain is a common type of pain—either acute or chronic—as it affects over 16 million Americans. What most people don’t know is that back pain can have negative effects in addition to lumbar pain.
Back pain can take a financial toll as people have numerous doctor visits to find solutions for their pain. Conventional medicine relies on prescribing pain-killer medications to relieve pain, but unfortunately, this approach never gets to the root cause of the pain. Instead, medications only mask the symptoms and do not solve the issue. For this reason, many people have to boomerang back into the doctor’s office as they become too reliant on their medications, suffer from medication side effects, or are still living in pain.
Due to a large number of Americans suffering from back pain, an unpleasant cycle has taken place: You have back pain. You schedule a doctor’s visit. The doctor gives you a prescription to mask the pain. Your prescription comes with side effects, so your doctors give you another prescription to mask those side effects. Then the first one stops working, so you get another one…do you see where this is headed?
Medications can result in more damage rather than providing back pain relief. In addition, quality of life can also suffer as functionality is hindered due to back pain. Simple tasks, such as bending over to tie your shoes, could become increasingly difficult as pain radiates from the back. Back pain can be physically, mentally, and emotionally debilitating.
Anodyne: Pain & Wellness Solutions in Delaware provides back pain relief without focusing on prescription drugs. Our natural solutions focus on discovering what is causing the pain, addressing the issue head-on, and resolving the back pain so you can enjoy a pain-free life.
What Causes Back Pain?
There are many reasons that contribute to back pain from accidental injuries, pre-existing conditions, or overuse straining. With all the different types of pain you could be experiencing in your back—whether it’s aching or burning, muscle spasms, inflammation, or a chemical imbalance—there is an underlying cause to discover.
Everyday wear and tear can also result in back pain. Similar to overuse injuries, the back can be easily aggravated by daily activities and movements. Something simple like being tense in your back muscles could result in back pain or having poor posture could lead to spinal back pain over time.
If the back pain is severe enough, pain can radiate throughout the entire body. Back pain can result in leg or nerve pain, which can get uncomfortable quickly if left untreated. Luckily, no matter the type or severity of the back pain, there are solutions that do not rely on prescription drugs.
If your back pain is persistent and lasts longer than three months, it is then considered to be chronic pain. Other causes of severe back pain include, but are not limited to:
- Muscle/Ligament Strain
- Bulging/Ruptured Disks
- Skeletal irregularities
Back Pain Prevention
If you are suffering from back pain, Anodyne Delaware provides solutions for natural back pain relief. This means we do not rely on medications and pharmaceutical drugs to give people their lives back while living pain-free. We are considered a one-stop healthcare center because of the numerous services our team offers to reduce pain levels and give relief.
In addition, there are exercises and lifestyle habits that can help to prevent back pain from occurring. Preventing your back from having chronic pain issues is the best thing you can do for yourself and your health. Having a regular schedule of healthy practices—such as muscle-strengthening activities, physical exercise, flexibility regimens, and maintaining a healthy weight—should be a top priority. This is because these practices help the body keep in a healthy state so injuries and spraining are less likely to occur.
Doing these things regularly will help prevent the rise of problems with any of your joints. You need to take care of your back and it will take care of you in return. It needs regular strengthening and flexibility to assist support your healthy posture and any strenuous activities in the future.
A healthy diet and exercise is the guaranteed and easiest way to keep your joints happy and healthy. Keeping your back strong further prevents you from suffering from spinal damaging as a healthy life keeps your bones healthy and strong. You can also avoid bone or joint disease down the road by having healthy habits and practices.
Joint Pain Limitations
Back pain is one of the main reasons people miss work, or other activities and opportunities, in order to go visit the doctor. It’s a leading cause of disability worldwide. Chronic back and joint pain can cause physical limitations, emotional distress, and financial impact. Getting through your everyday tasks can be daunting when you’re suffering from joint pain. It can be debilitating and inhibit you from completing normal routines, such as exercising, cleaning, working, or maybe taking care of your children. Your productivity and daily activities can be affected as your body’s functionality is impacted by pain. If you’re struggling and are in pain, it’s hard to focus on anything else.
When you have pain keeping you from living the life you want, it will affect your mental health as well. Not being able to accomplish the things you want in your day can take a toll on your mindset over time. Without being able to have a normal life, your mental health can suffer just as much as your physical health. The depressive thoughts that come from living in constant pain can be relieved when the pain is no longer an issue. This is why receiving back pain relief is crucial for protecting your quality of life.
The financial impact of having any health problem can also be a huge detriment to both you and your family’s well-being. The doctor’s visits, medications, and trial and error treatments can add up immensely over time. Anodyne Delaware is here to help you find solutions that can show you results with back pain relief, as well as other joint issues (like knee, neck, or shoulder pain). No one should be having to live with growing joint pain and feel the weight of the financial burden on top of it.
Why Medications Are Not The Only Answer For Back Pain Relief
When you’re dealing with severe joint pain—or struggling to obtain back pain relief—things such as pain medication become heavily relied on. This dependency worsens over time as their “quick-fix” pills turn into their only method of going about their day. Unfortunately, medications are easy to become addicted to as people feel they have no other option to relieve their pain. This, however, is not true. There are solutions for back pain relief that do not require the use of medications, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, spinal decompression, and acupuncture.
Medications have shown no results for helping to stop the progressive joint damage from getting worse in the future. NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are common drugs used to treat joint pain, but the side effects may outweigh the benefits. They do reduce pain and inflammation, but only temporarily. NSAIDs can also cause edema, which is swelling caused by a build-up of swelling in the body’s tissues. These drugs may even cause edema in a variety of ways, but the one that researchers have studied the most is kidney damage. Overall, medications can result in further damage rather than solving the issue.
Back Pain Treatments at Anodyne Delaware
Acupuncture is when you use fine, sterile needles and insert them into specific areas of the body. It’s a natural way to relieve your body’s pain without the use of prescription drugs, steroids, or surgeries. Acupuncture activates your body’s healing capabilities by releasing endorphins (your body’s natural painkillers), which results in the prevention of your chronic pain increasing. Additionally, acupuncture relieves muscle spasms and relaxes the connective tissues.
At Anodyne Delaware, we also use chiropractic care to relieve back pain as well as spinal decompression through our state-of-the-art Accu-SPINA machine. Our spinal decompression utilizes computer-operated traction tables to carefully and accurately pull and relieve tension within the vertebrae. This allows healing to take place, even if you have herniated discs or ruptured discs.
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every day. This doesn’t mean it’s normal, or that you just have to suffer through it. No one deserves to have to suffer in pain for any part of their life. Some relief can be found in a drugstore, but medications like Advil and Tylenol are only short-term solutions for treating the symptom. They don’t address the underlying cause, which means the pain will keep coming back.
At Anodyne Delaware, we believe you shouldn’t have to suffer from pain. Don’t let your pain keep inhibiting you from a happier, healthier life. We invited you to schedule a consultation with one of our pain experts so you can begin to live a pain-free life and experience back pain relief!