One of the most common reasons chiropractors get a call from patients is back pain. It’s easy to see how, with so many people spending their days hunched over computers and walking around all day, it would be difficult for our backs to hold up under that kind of stress.More often than not, back pain has an underlying cause in the back’s alignment or position. While many people can manage back pain with self-care options like rest and over-the-counter medications, there are some signs it may be time to see a chiropractor.

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You have low back pain for more than 3 months

Back pain that lasts longer than three months is considered chronic back pain. Typically, back pain will improve within the first six weeks after an injury or onset of symptoms. However, if your back continues to be painful for more than three months, it may well benefit from chiropractic care.

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Your back pain is getting worse; not better

If back pain is not improving with self-care options, this may indicate that there are other factors at play in your back’s health. A chiropractor can help determine what the underlying issue causing back pain might be to create an effective treatment plan for you.

woman standing drinking coffee with lower back pain

You’re having difficulty doing your daily activities

If back pain is making daily activities difficult or painful, this may be a sign that chiropractic care might benefit your back’s health. Chiropractors can help relieve back discomfort while enabling you to engage in the activities important to your life and well-being.

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Your back pain comes from one specific spot (not all over)

Typically back pain is a result of a back injury or problem, such as degenerative disc disease. However, if you experience back pain from one specific spot that limits your ability to move and function normally in daily life it may be time to see a chiropractor.

A back problem can often be managed at home; however, if back pain has no signs of improvement after three months or back pain gets worse instead of better, seeing a chiropractor may benefit your back’s health. Don’t wait any longer, find the long term relief you need and book your first appointment today for only $29.