I get to write this after the disappointing Super Bowl for many of my patients who are huge Panther fans. As a life long Cubs fan, I can help you..."Wait 'til next year!"
With that said..If you are reading this and anyone you know is suffering from back pain, neck pain, or headaches, I am terribly sorry. On the bright side, it is incredible easy to eliminate if not simply just manage it so that you can have a better life.
90% of neck pain, back pain, and headaches are mechanical in nature. This means that you have multiple spinal joints (facets) that are not aligned and not moving as well as they should. This is SO simple to fix. Many people do everything for the symptoms but are not aware of the cause of the symptoms. A poor moving spine affects not only the nerve, but also the muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood flow ( carries oxygen ), and circulation and drainage. THIS IS HUGE!
If you went to your family doctor with a cold. What symptoms could you have? Runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, etc. You can treat each symptom or treat the cold and the symptoms obviously go away.
With neck pain, back pain, and especially headaches, people are treating the symptoms. I.E. muscle spasms, swelling, pain, etc. Treat the source of the problem, symptoms will go away. Even disc bulges and herniations are actually symptoms from a much simpler problem.
BEYOND BACK PAIN
Here is a wonderful case example of additional symptoms beside back pain. If click this link that is from my website: SPINE CHART
That link will show you the relationship of spine and what that nerve controls. It is really an eye opener. Case in point. A patient of mine was referred here for lower back pain / sciatic pain. Older male (60's ) that has never been to a chiropractor. During his second month of care he says he will miss his next visit for another doctor's appointment. I ask, "what is going on?" He says he has to get his kidney checked as he is on the waiting list for a transplant. He has no cancer, but his kidney function is declining and they need to monitor it.
Fast forward 90 days...his back pain has decreased over 80%. His leg swelling has all but resolved. His last report regarding his kidney function...HE IS OFF THE TRANSPLANT LIST. His levels have improved to the point of IMPROVED function.
Does this mean everyone with a kidney problem should go to the chiropractor? NO! It means never under estimate the power of the body to heal. Numerous cases in history of people with Stage 4 cancer and completely resolving. I see "other" symptoms from patients resolve too. The only changes in their life was chiropractic care at my office.
Take a look at that list. Are there any symptoms on there that you want RESOLVED...or do you want to continue to just fight the symptoms typically with medications with side-effects. Health is a choice...It is up to you!
Be well for today and tomorrow.