Chronic back pain is a common problem faced by millions worldwide, and with all the information out there, it can be hard to differentiate between fact and fiction.
From trendy treatment options to old wives’ remedies, it’s easy to fall for the myths when it comes to alleviating chronic back pain.
Leaving you overwhelmed, not knowing what to believe.
In this blog, we will be clearing up some of the confusion and busting some common chronic back pain myths, determining fact from fiction.
Myth #1: Simply Resting Will Make Your Chronic Back Pain Go Away
If you are experiencing chronic back pain, one of the biggest myths is that resting will help relieve the pain. Unfortunately, resting only offers temporary relief and provides no long-term cure.
In fact, continuous rest can weaken the muscles surrounding your spine, making your back pain worse.
Instead, try low-impact movements like walking, going for a swim, or practicing yoga to help improve mobility and flexibility.
Myth #2: Surgery is the Only Option for Chronic Back Pain Treatment
Surgery is not always necessary for chronic back pain, and it should be a last-resort option.
The majority of chronic back pain can be addressed through non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and medication. In some cases, regenerative therapies like stem cell injections may be recommended.
Always consult with a healthcare professional before deciding on surgical intervention.
Myth #3: You Must Suffer Chronic Back Pain for Life.
Chronic back pain is not something you have to suffer from for the rest of your life.
With regular exercise and an emphasis on maintaining a healthy weight, it is possible for the majority of people to minimize their back pain or even overcome it completely.
Physical therapy, stretching, and other movements specific to easing back pain will also help keep your pain under control long-term.
Myth #4: Painkillers Are the Only Way to Manage Chronic Back Pain
Pain medication is a critical piece of the puzzle for managing chronic back pain, but it’s not the only option.
Including a combination of physical therapy, pilates, and shockwave therapy can help you reduce your pain levels naturally and eliminate the need for opioids.
In fact, opioids can have harmful and long-lasting effects on one’s physical and mental health and should not be taken lightly.
Myth #5: CBD Does Nothing For Chronic Back Pain
The final significant myth is that CBD has no significant effect when it comes to chronic back pain relief. Luckily this myth is fictional!
In reality, CBD oils can have significant pain-relieving effects, especially when combined with other treatments like physical therapy for additional natural pain relief.
Unlike traditional medications, CBD contains no addictive properties making it an excellent alternative for those looking to wean themselves off of medications.
At the end of the day, chronic back pain is a complex and often multi-faceted issue, and there are many ways to alleviate the pain. The bottom line is education, knowing how to distinguish between what works and what doesn’t makes the difference.
The natural approaches mentioned in this blog such as physical therapy and CBD relief are significant ways to manage chronic back pain.
Our Latest CBD Event Was One To Remember!
Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge to distinguish fact from fiction, finding the right treatment for your back pain should be a smoother journey. A promising solution is CBD, a natural remedy that has been gaining traction for its potential benefits.
Recently, on Wednesday the 23rd of August, at mPower Physical Therapy hosted a captivating event all about CBD.
We were delighted to have Summer Hanson, the owner of CBD House of Healing, enlighten us with her vast knowledge. The event proved to be an informative and engaging discussion about CBD and the multiple benefits it has offered to many.
If you missed the event or wish to delve deeper into the topics discussed, don’t fret! You can arrange to speak to our expert team over the phone, who would be more than happy to provide a personal recap of all the highlights from the event.
However, if your back pain is severe and you’re in need of immediate help, we urge you to arrange a free Discovery Visit. This will give you the chance to meet our expert team and get started on the fastest path to recovery.
Reach out to mPower Physical Therapy today and take your first step toward a pain-free life. Your health is our priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
A better future is just a phone call away.
More Expert Advice For Back Pain Relief From Our Team!
Visit our mPower Physical Therapy YouTube Channel and watch our expert videos such as 5 Mistakes That Lead To Chronic Recurring Back Pain
Listen to our popular Podcast such as Going from Chronic Back Pain to Pain Free using Shockwave Therapy
Read our expert blogs such as Everything Chronic Back Pain Sufferers Need To Know About CBD.