If you've got lower back pain, stiffness or an ache - it's very tempting to think that it's nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just slept awkwardly?, or that it's just a spasm? or a bit of stiffness that everyone? your age suffers from...
There's no obvious reason why it happened - but it doesn't seem to be getting better! If that's happening to you, you're not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Lower Back Pain and Sciatica is THE most common problem that we see in our osteopathic clinic in Houston.
And when it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know:
Most people think that when they get Back Pain, it's just going to go away on it's own. That they'll wake up one morning and like magic?, it'll be as if back pain never happened But then six months later you're still living with back pain - often even worse than it was when it came on.
Another scenario we see all the time in our osteopathic clinic is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to rest and try these painkillers? and see how it goes?.
But this is rarely ever the best advice and often six weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn't got any better. Worse, they're often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is putting a band aid on the root problem and explains why so many people aged 40+ are suffering with lower back pain.
Why else does back pain last longer than it should do? Well, it's easy to get confused because you've been told different things, by different people. There's lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice - but not all of it is credible.
Maybe you think your back pain was caused by doing something - like lifting or sleeping awkwardly - but most commonly it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your lower back to become weak and the lifting of the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that. If you don't know what you're doing - back pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as part of life - as if it's normal, and just the way it is.
You thought it would go away on it's own - but it didn't
You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers - but the pills did nothing to help your back, and as soon as they wore off chronic Back pain struck again
A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets Back pain as they get older, so you just accepted it
You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a physical therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your Back pain ten times worse
You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your Back pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight
You decided to get a few massages? hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn't do anything to fix it long term
If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with our osteopath here in Montrose to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you've tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn't work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.
Well, here's 4 things you can do:
First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that Back pain will just go away with time, but then six months down the line they're still putting up with it, and nothings changed Or it gets worse
Next, take your wallet OUT of your back pocket - one of the best things to help you ease your Back pain is to keep your wallet out of your back pocket. Sitting down with a wallet in your back pocket makes your pelvis unlevel, which then puts unnecessary torque on your spine and can lead to back pain.
Avoid sitting and long periods of rest- ever tried to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because your back feels so painful and tight? Thats because one of the worst things you can do that adds to Back pain is rest, and sit for long periods of time. Too much rest, and sitting in awkward positions makes your back stiff and tight. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
Get real, hands-on? Osteopathic Treatment- Osteopathy is proven to help people with low-back pain. In fact, at Osteopathic Healing Hands it's one of the most common injuries we see. If your back pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends Osteopathy has been shown to help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible
If you would like to know how the Osteopathic Healing Hands team in Montrose can help you live with less Back pain - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:
Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Osteopathy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.
So the next question is:
Here's just a few of the things our Team can do for you:
We work to find out whats really going on, and get to the root cause of your Back pain once and for all
Pain can zap you of energy and limit a peaceful nights sleep. Osteopathy has been shown to help you enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day
Osteopathy has been shown to reduce or eliminate all of those painkillers that are no good for your health long-term
We have helped patients like you avoid dangerous spinal surgery - painful injections and recover faster if surgery was your only option
We have helped keep patients out of the Doctors waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
We have helped patients like you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that back pain has stolen from you
We have helped patients like you finally get a good night's sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right
Osteopathy has been shown to help with your comfort level so you can sit more comfortably and walk longer than 15 minutes without your back feeling weak and painful or like it is going to give-way?...
Basically, we do everything we can to help our patients get their life back. If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our osteopathic clinic here in Houston, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:
Please enjoy reading this case-study of other people just like you who came to see the Osteopathic Team - and left much healthier and happier:
“I was having severe back pain when I slept. If I didn’t wear a lumbar belt while sleeping, I would wake up numerous times in agony. I also had hip tightness and upper hamstring pain when I drove for more than an hour. My daughter had great results with Dr. Banik for her hip and leg so I thought I would give her a try. After one visit, I did not have to use the lumbar support to sleep. After two visits, I no longer had any pain while driving. I can now go on 5-hour trips without any pain! Her methods are very gentle and very effective. Simply amazing!”
- 06/27/2018 M.H.
“I think my pain has been less acute. It’s a subtle difference, but noticeable. I also think my overall sense of well-being is improved.”
- 02/13/2019 S.E.
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