A Denver chiropractor, Steven Visentin is sharing common mistakes that happen when trying to address low back pain by many people in the Denver, CO area.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, almost 80% of adults at some point in their life will have to deal with low back pain.
Most People Contribute To The Cause Of Their Low Back Pain
Dr. Visentin has found after treating a lot of low back pain issues at his chiropractic clinic in Denver that most back pain is unnecessary and disappears when you stop doing things to aggravate it. Leading the way would be improperly lifting heavy objects. Many times, people will attempt to lift something from the ground that should be done by two people at the cost of their lower back. This is wrong. If you have back pain or sciatica, Dr. Visentin has advice that should help in not making your situation worse. The biggest mistake people make when treating back pain is applying the wrong treatment at the wrong time.
Are You Still Doing Straight Leg Raises?
Straight leg raises are probably the worst thing you can do for your low back pain. At one point it was recommended by many doctors and therapists. We now know that it puts added stress to an area that is already aggravated and stands a better chance of making things worse than better.
Are You Taking Advil Or Ibuprophen, Etc. For Back Pain?
There are better ways to care for your back. When you take pain medications you might be trading short term relief for long term pain. These medications don’t “fix” anything, they just lessen the discomfort and slow down healing. Just because something feels good, does not mean it’s good for you. If you can function without the pain meds, you will be better off not using them.
Using Heat When You Should Be Icing
Applying moist heat to a back that’s sore, or tight, to loosen it up is fine. Most low back pain is not due to soreness or tight muscles, but instead by mechanical issues often called spondylosis. Applying dry heat to spondylosis is one of the worst things you can do to your low back. Dry heat tends to pool fluids deep in the spine and aggravate back pain. This will extend the time you will need to see improvement.
Icing will reduce that time. By icing, you reduce the amount of discomfort you feel and also reduce the number of pooling fluids your body brings to the area. This helps the body heal. This is also why you will not see a single heating pad in Dr. Visentin’s chiropractic office.
Be Careful Which Back Pain Experts You Listen To!
When looking on the internet for health advice it’s tricky to know what advice is up to date and what are outdated ideas about care for back pain.
Chiropractic Care In Denver For Low Back Pain?
If you are looking for a non-invasive, effective alternative solution to low back pain that doesn’t involve surgery, chiropractic care should be at the top of your list. According to WebMd, chiropractic care is not only considered to be generally safe but it is also effective for treating acute low back pain. After treating 1000’s and 1,000’s of patients in the Denver, Aurora area Dr. Visentin knows that chiropractic care can be helpful in addressing back, neck, headaches and other conditions thought to be only helped with drugs or surgery.
For more information on chiropractic care, visit Care Chiropractic at www.carechiropractic.com or give Dr. V a call at (303) 394-2273