If you have been feeling pain in your upper or lower back, you may be trying to wait it out to see if it will go away. While that does happen some of the time, all too often it only gets worse and, before you know it, you can barely take a step without feeling like a javelin has been poked into your spine.
So, if you’ve not yet scheduled a visit to your chiropractor, here are three solid reasons you should do it immediately rather than trying to wait out the pain:
Reason #1: You may be able to ease the symptoms, but true results don’t happen until you fix the problem
Maybe you’re able to successfully manage your pain by taking over the counter medications or spending your nights and weekends lying on a hot compress, but you are only relieving the symptom, not finding a cure. A chiropractor is able to do proper testing to figure out what is causing your agony, as well as develop a plan to treat it so that you can enjoy life without the help of drugs or other pain remedies.
Reason #2: The longer you wait, the more damage is done to your body
Just like you wouldn’t want a fractured bone to heal while it was still out of place, the same is true for your back. Also, spine related issues that aren’t corrected can lead into other problems, such as nerve damage and loss of feeling in your extremities.
Reason #3: The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you start to feel better
Although it is noble that you are trying to tough out the pain, the sooner you get your spine back in place or deal with your problem disc(s), the sooner you can start to recover and take part in life again. Without the pain you have today.
The moral is that if you are having back pain, you need to call your chiropractor and make an appointment today. That way, you can start on your road to recovery sooner rather than later!