1202 East Main St
Auburn, Washington

Finding Relief from Back Pain

Are you among the 80% of Americans who suffer or have suffered from back pain? Now you can receive the same treatment that millions of people have found helpful in restoring their bodies to a healthful, pain-free state. That solution is chiropractic care.

Back pain can be caused by a variety of issues. To find relief, some people use muscle relaxants, over-the-counter painkillers, or even prescription-strength medications including doctor-prescribed opioids. However, these medications have their main effect on the brain, not the muscles, and often cause drowsiness and dependence.

Some patients use exercise or physical therapy in their search for relief. These treatments include massage, ultrasound, whirlpool baths, controlled application of heat, aquatic therapy, and individually tailored exercise programs. Others try yoga postures to help with the psychological aspects of pain. Alternative therapies include acupuncture, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and electronic devices. Two examples of the devices are radiofrequency ablation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS).

When primary-care doctors aren't able to help control back pain, they may refer patients to back specialists or pain specialists. Sometimes these doctors will use injections of steroids or anesthetics to help control the pain. Surgery for nonspecific back pain may be suggested, but should be considered an absolute last resort.

The Chiropractic Solution = More Natural Relief from Back Pain

Among people seeking relief alternatives for back pain, most choose chiropractic treatment for its simple but effective non-drug approach to wellness. About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, are seeking relief from back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains. The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recognizes chiropractic care as effective for acute low-back pain. Some researchers suggest that early chiropractic adjustments for acute back pain may even prevent chronic problems from developing.

Using the Palmer Toggle-Recoil technique, doctors at Hughes Chiropractic Health Center in Auburn, WA, specialize in correcting these subluxations so your body can return to its optimum state of health.



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