Did you know the #1 condition that causes people to lose time from work is back pain? Is back pain stopping you from living an active life? You’re not alone: millions of Americans struggle with acute and chronic back pain each year. East Brunswick chiropractor Dr. Ken Freedman, understands just how seriously back pain can impact your quality of life. Many conventional treatments rely on medication to “cover up” back pain symptoms. Unfortunately, drugs merely numb your pain and can interfere with the healing process. They do not address the underlying cause of why your body is not working properly.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Back Pain
Chiropractic care is different. By addressing the underlying nerve interference that is contributing to your pain, our conservative care improves your body’s ability to function and heal better naturally, for better effective back pain relief without the need for drugs. Back pain can come from a variety of causes. One of the most common is the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or Subluxation, an irritation of the nerves that exit the spine and prevent the muscles, joints and organs from functioning at their best.
Numerous independent studies have shown that chiropractic care is the most effective, safest approach toward back pain relief. In fact, an issue of Consumer Reports in September 2011 found that chiropractic care outperformed all other treatments, and was highest in patient satisfaction.
Conservative Chiropractic Care is a Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Meds, Surgery
Have you been told that your only back pain treatment options are surgery or medication? Unfortunately, neither of these options may be the best solution for your back pain. Prescription painkillers numb the brain’s ability to perceive pain. Once these drugs wear off, the pain will return. Some patients even find themselves becoming increasingly dependent on drugs to function, fueling our dangerous prescription drug epidemic. Surgery can also be risky. These invasive procedures may leave you with more pain than when you started! It is natural to feel frustrated with these limited options and seek a safer, more conservative approach to care.
The reason why chiropractic care has worked so well for Dr. Freedman’s patients is because it is less about treating the pain, and more about improving their body’s ability to heal better and function without interference. Chiropractic care does not involve the use of drugs and surgery, so it is safer.
Back Pain Affects the Entire Body
The spine is the body’s lifeline. When it is correctly aligned, the body can function in a state of ease and better health. When the spine is out of alignment, the body is at increased risk for a host of health problems, including pain, fatigue, and disease. A misalignment of the spine in the lower back can impact other areas of the body, such as the hips, shoulders, mid-back or neck. For some patients, a misalignment in another part of the body, like the feet, knees, hips or neck, can trigger a chain reaction that leads to pain in the lower back. Those afflicted can also experience numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hips, legs and feet. Lower back subluxations have also been known to cause constipation and other lower digestive disorders, menstrual problems, and sexual dysfunction.
There are many contributing causes for back pain. Everything from repetitive stress injuries caused by prolonged sitting, playing sports or doing yard work, to an accidental slip and fall or whiplash injury may cause a spinal misalignment. Additionally, eating a diet high in inflammatory foods, or being overweight can contribute to back pain.
How Dr. Freedman Conducts His Consultations
Beginning with a thorough history and comprehensive, painless checkup, Dr. Freedman can accurately identify the root cause for your pain. Should you require chiropractic services, he is an expert in a variety of chiropractic adjusting techniques. Dr. Freedman offers the traditional twisting and popping techniques as well as techniques that require absolutely no twisting popping or cracking of the spinal joints. This enables him to care for every patient at any age using an approach that is comfortable and satisfies their clinical needs. At Freedman Chiropractic Center, LLC, our mission is to identify these different factors affecting you and create a care plan customized to your unique needs for fast, affordable, long term results. Should your back pain have a medical cause, Dr. Freedman will quickly refer you to the appropriate medical provider.
Home Exercises for Back Pain
Dr. Freedman can help you to maintain good health with advice on specific home exercises for back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. Begin with a thorough history and comprehensive checkup, for Dr. Freedman to accurately identify the root cause for your pain. Back pain physical therapy may be recommended.
Schedule Your Back Pain Chiropractic Consultation Today
For more information on chiropractic care for back pain, call 732-254-6011 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Freedman Chiropractic offers day, evening and weekend hours by appointment. We are located at Brier Hill Court D-6, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 and we are handicapped accessible. Cash, checks, all major credit cards and most insurances are accepted.
Before I saw Dr. Ken I suffered from chronic pain in my back and neck. I had given up working out and could not do a lot of the basic house work. Worse, I was heavily dependent on pain killers. Dr. Ken took a very holistic approach to my wellness instead of treating a specific ailment or illness. He developed for me a plan leveraging chiropractic care, excersize, nutrition and wellness education. The results have been fantastic. I have practically eliminated the need for prescription and non-prescription pain medicine. I can do most of the yard and house work needed. And I am running a mile and half 4 days a week. Dr. Ken saved me from a life filled with pain and dependency on pain killers. If you have chronic back pain and want to get your life back I strongly encourage you to visit Dr. Ken.