Chronic Ache? Take a stand against de­bil­i­tat­ing pain

Montreal Times - - NEWS - By Sima Goel D.C. mtl­times.ca

Do you suf­fer from de­bil­i­tat­ing lower back pain that af­fects your legs and over­all move­ment? If you have an­swered yes to this ques­tion, then you are amongst the thou­sands of Cana­di­ans who ex­pe­ri­ence some of the most in­tense and ag­o­niz­ing con­sis­tent pain. Left un­treated, back pain can be­come chronic and af­fect more then just your back, if pro­gressed it will lower your over­all qual­ity of life.

THE CAUSE

Slips, twists, lifts and falls all con­trib­ute to sub­lux­a­tion (pinched nerve) where ver­te­bras shift out of proper align­ment. It is im­por­tant to lis­ten to your body’s warn­ing signs and seek pro­fes­sional help be­fore your pain in­ten­si­fies.

Many will ex­pe­ri­ence lower back pain and sci­atic leg pain af­ter in­jur­ing their lower back. Con­vinced the pain will dis­ap­pear, most mask their pain with med­i­ca­tion, limit their mo­bil­ity and mis­tak­enly be­lieve the pain has sub­sided. How­ever, lower back pain when left un­treated will even­tu­ally resur­face af­ter even the slight­est of move­ments. Re­mem­ber, with­out treat­ing the cause, pain can never go away on its own for good.

THE EF­FECT

If you have mild or moder­ate back pain or sci­atic leg pain, you may still func­tion at some mid range de­gree. How­ever, as your pain in­ten­si­fies your qual­ity of life de­creases and can re­sult in in­creased ir­ri­tabil­ity, poor job per­for­mance, re­duced mo­bil­ity, loss of mo­tion and over­all un­hap­pi­ness.

When a spinal ver­te­bra shifts out of align­ment, it puts un­nec­es­sary pres­sure on the spinal nerve, caus­ing re­duced nerve flow. Sub­lux­a­tion hap­pens as a re­sult of our daily ac­tiv­ity and move­ment, which over time through mi­cro trau­mas causes un­nec­es­sary pain and ab­nor­mal func­tion. You do not need to get in­jured in or­der to ex­pe­ri­ence pain.

Chi­ro­prac­tic care aims to re­align the ver­te­brae’s and en­cour­age the body to be­gin its nat­u­ral heal­ing process. Proper spinal align­ment will al­le­vi­ate, headaches, fi­bromyal­gia, neck and shoul­der pain, whiplash, carpal tun­nel syn­drome, asthma, al­ler­gies, back pain, sci­at­ica, sport in­juries, arthri­tis, knee pain and fa­tigue to name a few. It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that our ner­vous sys­tem con­trols our en­tire body and ne­glect­ing it af­fects our over­all func­tion. Each ver­te­bral bone is at­tached to a nerve, which sends sig­nals to the rest of the body.When the spine is aligned, the ner­vous sys­tem is able to func­tion op­ti­mally.

If you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing pain, do not ig­nore your body’s cry for help, and con­sult your lo­cal chi­ro­prac­tor for a spinal checkup! Chi­ro­prac­tic care is an af­ford­able and proven method of treat­ment that is cov­ered by most pri­vate in­sur­ance providers.

Serv­ing the greater Mon­treal area since 1994, Dr. Goel in­te­grates proper life­style choices to help her pa­tients achieve max­i­mum po­ten­tial in all as­pects of their lives. CALL Dr. Goel TO­DAY to book your ap­point­ment

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