At some point or another, most adults will deal with lower back pain. Most of the time, the pain has a simple explanation such as strenuous activity, poor posture or muscle strain. Generally, these types of injuries heal on their own and the pain subsides within just a few days or weeks. In some cases, however, back pain lasts for much longer, resulting in the development of a chronic condition. That is why it is always important to get any kind of lower back pain assessed. Our Fareham chiropractor warns that back pain should never be ignored, whether it is acute or chronic, as doing so could lead to more serious issues in the future.
The Danger of Ignoring Acute Back Pain
In most cases, acute back pain occurs in the lower spine where most of the body weight is carried. It’s this region that tends to suffer if you bend over for long periods of time, you sleep in an awkward position or you have poor posture.
The body is designed to heal itself, therefore staying in bed and becoming inactive (which many people do when experiencing acute pain) could worsen the problem. Acute pain should be addressed quickly, to avoid the risk of it never properly healing and developing into a long-term issue.
The Danger of Ignoring Chronic Back Pain
Back pain is considered chronic if symptoms last for more than just a few weeks. While there are a wide variety of causes of chronic back pain, the consequences of it are relatively uniform. Whatever the cause of your chronic pain, ignoring it could lead to much more serious issues and conditions.
Visiting a chiropractor can be one of the most effective options for dealing with both acute and chronic back pain. A good chiropractor will often be able to make a prompt diagnosis and put together a treatment plan towards addressing the issue. If, for any reason, your back pain warrants other professional medical attention, a chiropractor will refer your case in the right direction.
Remember that even though back pain is common, it is not normal and you certainly shouldn’t have to simply “put up with it.” The sooner your symptoms are correctly diagnosed, the sooner you can receive the appropriate kind of treatment and the more likely you are to make a full recovery. Ignoring your pain could pose a dangerous risk to your health.
Our experienced team of chiropractors at Homewood are here to help and advise you on all aspects to do with yours and your family’s back pain.
For friendly advice or to book an appointment, contact us today on 01329 280 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org