Back To School!
Now You Have Time To Take Care of That Back!
Lots of people put off now what they can deal with later. The summer in Maine is one of those times where we put off dealing with our own health issues to spend time with our kids and have fun enjoying the rapidly fleeting nice weather. Summer is our payday for suffering through winter and we deserve it.
So, as much as I disagree with putting things off, I understand the wonderful distraction, but now the distraction is (mostly) over. The kids are back in school, schedules are far more regimented and predictable. The pain and dysfunction you’ve been tolerating all summer, can now be dealt with.
Back pain is usually a sign that there is something wrong with your back. “Usually”, you say? Yes, usually. Kidney problems, colon problems, reproductive organ problems and a host of others may also cause back pain. It’s important that you first differentiate and diagnose what is going on and what is not going on. This is the purpose of an initial examination at any type of healthcare office…differential diagnosis.
Once the cause of your back problem is confirmed, you have to decide how you would like to correct the underlying problem, how you would like to mask the pain, or both. So here you go:
- Drugs. Mask the pain, reduce inflammation, relax muscles. Drugs do not correct structural problems or restore a more optimal position to the spine in relationship to the nerves. Drugs also carry risks. Authorities report over 100,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, from PROPERLY prescribed medications.
- Chiropractic. Correct structural issues leading to a reduction of inflammation, relaxed muscles, greater mobility in the spine, reduced stress on joints, less pressure on nerves, greater symmetry and alignment of the spine in relation to nerves and muscles, preventive structural alignment reducing risk of future spinal meltdowns.
Choose your doctor, get answers, choose a plan of action. The longer you wait to seek help, the longer you’ll wait to see results. Today is the day to change the course of the rest of your life. Take action, be hopeful. Our bodies are capable of healing!
Dr. Lou Jacobs has been in private practice in Portland, Maine for over 15 Years. He is board certified by the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) int he care of pregnant moms and children. This designation is very uncommon in Maine.