How to eliminate low back pain

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Back pain is disabling--especially low back pain. If you have never experienced back pain, you're lucky....

Back pain is disabling--especially low back pain. If you have never experienced back pain, you're lucky. Severe back pain can feel like a knife cutting into you each time you move. Back pain will cause you to lose sleep and miss work, and it can even prevent you from getting out of bed. In Atlanta, many people who have low back pain issues go to a chiropractor to relieve their pain. Also, a doctor in Atlanta can help with recommending exercise, medication or physical therapy.

Back pain is a big problem. About 70 to 85 percent of adults experience back pain during their lifetime. Around 2 to 10 percent of people who experience low back pain go on to develop chronic low back pain. "Chronic" means you experience back pain every day for at least three months.

Cause of pain

  • Slipped or ruptured disc
  • Diabetes
  • Pinched nerve
  • Brittle bones
  • Abnormal curvature of the spine
  • Too much strain
  • Genetic

Treatment

  • Strength training to strengthen your back and abdominal muscles
  • Work with a chiropractor, acupuncture or massage
  • Surgery
  • Injections
  • Medication

Getting to the root of back pain is hard to do. However, doctors will sometimes do low back pain imaging or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Other test tools used to find the cause of back pain include X-rays, computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans, bone scans and bone density tests.

Ask your friends, family or co-workers if they have a good doctor they can recommend in the Atlanta area. Call the doctor's office to see what kind of first impression they give and how comfortable you feel with the staff. Check the doctor's online reviews on Kudzu. It's up to you to take the time to find the best help and doctor to get rid of your back pain.


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