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Back Pain

young woman at computer back and neck painPain is a signal that something is wrong with our bodies. While some may choose to mask their symptoms with pain relievers, it’s important to recognize that this approach is akin to removing the battery from a smoke detector without extinguishing the fire.

Identifying Common Causes

Issues with the facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone or problems with the discs between spinal bones often cause back pain. When these interlocking “fingers” aren’t moving correctly or trauma causes the material in the discs to bulge, nearby nerves can experience pressure and result in discomfort.

Exploring Your Choices

While chiropractic care has proven effective for many individuals, alternative options are available. However, it’s crucial to consider the potential consequences:

  • Ignoring the pain may worsen spinal problems.
  • Bed rest might prolong the issue.
  • Therapy and exercise could stress malfunctioning joints.
  • Medicine may numb the body and mask underlying issues.
  • Surgery is the irreversible last resort.

The Chiropractic Solution

Chiropractic adjustments focus on improving spinal function, allowing for the potential healing of discs and soft tissues, reduced nerve involvement, pain relief, and enhanced stability. We believe chiropractic care is the best choice for addressing back discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t this type of pain normal?

Back discomfort at any age is a sign of an underlying problem. Ignoring the pain can result in further complications and more challenging, expensive resolutions down the line.

What about muscle relaxers?

Chiropractors do not rely on medication. Instead, we employ natural methods, such as the application of ice, which can provide analgesic effects without the unwanted side effects associated with certain pain medications.

How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic care recognizes that your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Removing interference from the nervous system can restore optimal bodily function, leading to overall well-being.

How soon can a person expect to feel better under your care?

With chronic back pain, individuals may experience subjective or symptomatic reduction within eight to 12 visits, while acute back pain may see improvement in as little as one to two visits.

What are the common causes of back discomfort you often encounter?

Dr. Martin frequently observes misaligned vertebrae, misaligned pelvic bones, degenerative discs, disc bulges, muscle strain, scoliosis, postural deficiencies, gait problems, and leg length discrepancies as common causes.

What other treatments besides chiropractic can help?

Massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy, exercise, and postural advice can all provide assistance in addressing this type of discomfort.

How does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce muscle spasms, offering relief for individuals experiencing back pain.

Banish Back Pain Today

Contact Martin Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule an appointment to take that first step toward relief.


Back Pain Waterloo, Kitchener ON | (519) 886-2570