If you suffer from chronic back pain, you are not alone. In fact, 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time. During my time in practice, I have successfully treated patients suffering with back pain or neck pain and began to notice a trend in what they were telling me. Here are a few things I learned from listening to my patients.
They’ve Tried it All
After suffering from chronic back pain for months or even years, many of my patients have tried everything in order to relieve their pain. Unfortunately, the treatments didn’t work and they continued to suffer. They’ve tried painkillers to dull the pain which only left them groggy and back in pain when the medications wore off. Many worried about becoming addicted to the pain medications. They’ve tried steroid injections that either didn’t help or helped for a short time before the pain returned. Many had even been recommended surgery for their neck or back pain or suffer with failed back surgery syndrome.
They’ve Been Told Surgery is the Only Option
If you’ve seen a doctor about your back pain, you may have been told that surgery is the only option. Traditionally, doctors treat back pain with epidurals or surgery. The truth is, these invasive procedures don’t always work and should be left as a last resort. They can be dangerous, expensive, and can leave you with a long recovery time.
There are many treatments available for back and neck pain, however, most only temporarily dull the pain or may leave you in more pain than when you started. Dangerous painkillers, epidurals, and surgeries may only offer temporary relief.
They are Depressed
When it comes to back pain, dealing with the pain is only the tip of the iceberg. There are many effects that back pain produces, including decreased quality of life. You wouldn’t believe how many patient’s I’ve seen that used to lead active lives who were forced to quit their favorite activities due to pain. Even everyday activities such as cleaning the house, grocery shopping, gardening, or playing with their grandchildren are made difficult due to chronic pain. They had become withdrawn and no longer enjoyed their lives.
Back Pain Treatment in The Villages, FL
At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, we’ve successfully helped patients around The Villages and Lady Lakes areas get relief from their chronic back pain. Our DRS Protocol treatment is a safe, non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option that has been proven most effective for treating back pain and allowing our patients to regain their previous pain-free lives.
You don’t have to deal with the consequences of back pain. Call the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today at (352) 430-2121 to learn more about our highly effective neck and back pain treatments.