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Back pain for 6+ months? Here’s the most effective treatment for back pain

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If you’ve been dealing with lower back pain, a dull “ache,” or “stiffness,” – it’s easy to think it will go away on its own. You might say to yourself, “I just slept funny,” or “it’s only a spasm.” Maybe years later, you’re still looking for an effective treatment for back pain, or you’ve just given up altogether.

You don’t remember any reason your low back pain started, but it doesn’t seem to be going away!

If this is happening to you, you’re not the only one. We hear this story all the time. Lower back pain and sciatica are THE most common things our experts treat at our clinic in Lansing, MI. 

One of the first things that people ask us is:

“Why am I still suffering from back pain more than six months after it started? I’ve tried so many things (injections, stretches from YouTube, pain pills, and more), so why is this happening to me?” 

One morning you wake up and seem to feel a lot better. This period of relief may last for a few days, weeks, or months – Only to find that the pain comes back the same or worse. This feeling is very discouraging.

So What Do You Do For Your Back Pain Now After Living With It For So Long?

Well, naturally, you visit your doctor. Your doctor gives you a prescription for a “muscle relaxer” or a “pain pill” and says: “let’s just see how it goes with some rest.” Only, it doesn’t get better… It seems better initially, but you end up back at your doctor’s office a few weeks later after taking it easy and lying around the house more than usual.

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Meanwhile, you’ve become weaker, stiffer, and unable to get around as quickly as you’d like. The doctor often will give you a more potent pain pill or say, “well, we can try this shot in your back or have you see the surgeon.” 

 

Has This Happened To You?

Sadly, many of these things are often unnecessary, and it’s easy to see why you might be confused. People in your life are telling you to do different things (including your family and friends), often without having a credible idea of what’s going on with your back pain.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed in a situation like this. Maybe you start questioning, “what CAUSED this to happen?”

For adults over 40, back pain is rarely a single event or “sleeping funny.” You might think it happened from bending over to the floor, but more often than not, that was simply the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”

In reality, your back pain was CAUSED from years of poor posture and weakening of the muscles supporting your low back. The bending or the awkward sleeping was only the EFFECT of poor posture and a weakened back.

If you aren’t sure how to help yourself, back pain can become overwhelming and confusing. Because of this, many people, unfortunately, accept it as “a normal part of getting older” or “just the way it is.”

If You’re Suffering From Back Pain Right Now, Here are 7 Reasons Your Back Pain Has Stuck Around Longer Than You Had Hoped:

If any of these 7 points sound familiar in your life, we’d love to see how we can help you with your back pain. We invite you to talk with one of our back pain experts at Healthy Consumer Physical Therapy in Lansing to find out what can be done to help you. If the above 7 points are something you can relate to, this is a GOOD THING. When you know what doesn’t work, it will be easier to narrow down what does!

Click the button below to book a call with us from the comfort of your own home to get expert advice on the phone. This call is FREE, and there is no obligation to book appointments with us after the complimentary call. Our mission is to help you make the right choice about what to do next for your back pain. 

So what is the most effective treatment for back pain? 

Here are the top 4 things we would recommend:

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If you’d like to know how our expert Physical Therapists at Healthy Consumer Physical Therapy (Lansing, MI) can help you help you find the most effective treatment for back pain forever – we invite you to start with an entirely free, no-obligation Discovery visit appointment at our clinic:

Note: The Discovery Visit is a service we offer to people who are skeptical or nervous about Physical Therapy – Whether they’ve been burned in the past, uncertain if it can help them, or don’t know if it’s the right fit for them. If this sounds like you, please apply for a Discovery visit to hear your story and see if we can help. There is no risk or obligation to continue after this visit. 

Chris S
AUTHOR

Dr. Chris Sovey

Healthy Consumer PT

"We Help Adults 40+ Living With Pain, Stiffness, Or Loose Joints Get Healthy, Age Stronger, And Get Back To The Activities They Love, Even If Past Treatments Have Failed"

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