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Psychological Factors and Back Pain

Every morning it’s the same thing.  As soon as Joe’s feet touch the floor, the pain in his lower back starts up just where it left off the day before.  It’s bad enough that he’s having problems at work.  But now he’s plagued with low-back pain too.

When spinal movement is restricted or spinal bones (vertebrae) become misaligned, it results in a condition known as vertebral subluxation.  This common occurrence is the primary instigator of low-back pain (LBP).  Dr. Smith corrects vertebral subluxations with safe and gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments.

But in addition to visiting his chiropractor to alleviate his back pain, Joe may want to visit a career counselor as well.  Joe’s work stress could actually be playing a role in his LBP.

Psychological distress can make an already back back situation worse by creating negative connections between the mind, body and spirit.  Dr. Smith knows that there is an undeniable connection between emotional and physical health.  Consequently, our chiropractic office focuses on teaching patients to consider the emotional as well as physical triggers of disease.

Are you suffering from LBP?  If so, make an appointment with Dr. Smith today.  Because regardless of what is sparking your LBP, one thing is certain:  Chiropractic care can help!  While you are healing, our patients are encouraged to identify and address any underlying stress or emotional factors that may be playing a role.

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