Back pain sucks.
It really is a terrible experience to live with back pain. Low back pain alone is the number one cause of disability throughout the world. Back pain can range in intensity for many people, from a mild ache to crippling nerve pain where you cannot stand or walk or even do any movement whatsoever without agonizing pain.
There are several things you should do when you experience any back pain, even in the most mildest of forms. Never ever brush off pain even in mild forms, it is a warning sign from your body that something may be developing.
The first thing you should do when you notice pain is to stop. Try and think what may have brought on that pain and stop doing that activity.
The next thing you should do is consult a chiropractor. Chiropractic care is the most successful and highest outcome care for back pain over any other profession. Your first choice in healthcare should be to contact a chiropractor to have your back and spine examined.
One of the most common things we see at our downtown Toronto Chiropractic Clinic is that people wait a while before seeking care. Often they have been experiencing the pain for weeks, sometimes months, sometimes even years or decades. Do you know any problem that fixes itself without intervention? No, because it doesn't exist. Back pain often continues to progress, it goes away, comes back, goes away and comes back until the problem has been persistent enough to motivate someone to seek out chiropractic care. Don't let it wait this long. It is much easier to correct a problem in your spine if we catch it earlier than letting that problem get worse and heal wrong over many years.
As a chiropractor in downtown Toronto, the two most common causes of back pain I see are from spinal misalignment and damage within the spine applying pressure onto the spinal nerves.
Seeking out a chiropractor for these issues is your best direction for care. If you are in downtown Toronto, make sure you seek out a chiropractor who takes x-rays, they help to identify underlying spinal damage and also help to eliminate the amount of risk from getting adjusted.
Once the chiropractor has properly examined your spine, they will be able to design a corrective course of care that should involve chiropractic adjustment, exercises, postural work, traction if needed and lifestyle modification. All facets need to be incorporated into your care plan to yield the best results.
If you live or work in downtown Toronto and have experience ANY back pain you should see a chiropractor. I would like to invite you to give us a call or write me an email and see if we are able to help you out.