Having a sudden episode of back pain can be scary, fortunately it is rarely dangerous. There are various ways to help the pain settle yourself without the need for strong drugs or scans. Unfortunately, there is a lot of information out there that can be very unhelpful and can lead to your back pain becoming worse. We want to set the record straight with information that has come from the most up-to-date research available.
Here are the key facts that you need to know about back pain.
If you’ve ever been asked to rate your pain on a 0-10 scale, you’ll know how hard that can be. It might change. It might be a 3/10 in the morning, but a 9/10 when you start moving. So when someone asks you to rate it out of 10, what do you do? Do you put it as a 3 or a 9? Or do you go somewhere in the middle and say a 6/10? Taking the middle road might seem like a good idea, and is often what happens. The problem is- that doesn’t explain to your chiropractor that sometimes it’s not so bad, and sometimes it’s a heck of a lot worse and completely stops you from doing anything with your day.