Managing Back Pain: Holistic Healing vs Pain Pills
Have you ever visited your primary doctor and complained about back pain that just wouldn’t go away? Maybe you’ve tried many variations of pain pills but you still woke up in the morning stiff and queasy from the shooting pain in your back.
Some people rely on painkillers, for a quick and easy fix. While you may experience temporary relief, medications never fully alleviate the deep root your pain.
Recent studies show the benefits of alternative care – meditation, yoga, eating healthy, highly specialized chiropractors – for chronic back pain sufferers.
A team of researchers explored alternatives to pain medication in treating lower back pain, a chronic and costly condition that plagues eight in 10 Americans at some point in their lives.
One of those alternatives is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR can alleviate chronic back pain by training the brain to depend less on painkillers and more on the body’s natural abilities to heal the injury.
What is MBSR?
MBSR is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. It involves training in observing, acknowledging and accepting thoughts and feelings including pain. The training also includes some easy yoga poses to help participants become more aware of their bodies.
With the help of MBSR, patients accept pain, and avoid relying on prescription medication. A 2015 SAMHSA prescription medication study revealed that 1.9 million Americans age 12 and older abused or were addicted to pain relievers. Chiropractors are aware of this epidemic, and are always looking for new, non-invasive ways to support patients on their healing journeys.
The power of the chiropractic adjustment is extremely far reaching in its health benefits, due to its direct relationship to the nervous system. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CPB), for example, is a highly advanced, scientific and proven chiropractic technique that corrects and restores your spine back to alignment. Drs. Scott Levin, Jason Miller, and Corey Todhunter at PostureWorks in San Francisco’s Financial District, hold advanced certifications in CPB and together they have helped many Bay Area residents not only improve their overall posture, but also completely eliminate chronic spine pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are offering the same relief as medical/pharmaceutical applications in addressing back pain, while far exceeding their ability to restore range of motion and function.
Chiropractic care accomplishes this while improving nervous system communication between the brain and organs resulting in improved systemic health. Pain medications ignore the root cause of pain to begin with and then tax the liver and kidneys while eroding the lining of the digestive system.
If you are experiencing unresolved chronic back pain and would like to know more about the positive effects of CPB, please contact our San Francisco/Financial District corrective chiropractic office at 415-373-3897 for a free consultation.