Tackling common misconceptions about back pain

Most people will experience pain in their back at some point in life. Luckily, chiropractic may be able to help. This can target the cause of the issue and provide relief. If they suffer from back pain Hull residents should contact us to book an appointment with a chiropractor.

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this kind of pain. We want to dispel these myths so people can get the help they need.

An MRI and X-ray is necessary

These tools can save lives when they uncover serious issues that might have been causing pain. But, this isn’t common and they cannot show if weak muscles are causing pain. Instead, people should try making changes to their lifestyle and look at treatment options like chiropractic first. If the chiropractor detects an issue, they may then recommend tests but they are usually not required at all.

A herniated disk requires surgery

Each vertebra has cushion-like discs that are there to protect the spine from pain and stress. Unfortunately though, these can herniate or rupture which will weaken the spine and cause a great deal of pain. This is a problem that will get better on its own in 90% of situations. Instead of believing surgery is the only option, it may be better to try resting and chiropractic care.

Exercise can make an issue worse

This one technically isn’t wrong but exercise is not always bad for the back. Yes, rigorous or high-impact exercises can result in an injury. However exercising regularly can build up core and back muscles which will result in a lot less pain. Most people should actually try to do some gentle exercises as part of the rehab. The chiropractor will recommend what level of exercise they think is best.

Back pain can be very frustrating and uncomfortable. Somewhere people can turn that might be able to offer effective relief is Avenue Chiropractic. Our work is a non-invasive treatment that many people find to be helpful.

If people come to us for treatment, they will find right away why when it comes to back pain Hull doesn’t have another clinic that is better equipped than us. Get in touch today to arrange a session or to talk in more detail about our work.