Thrive Chiropractic-Chiropractor In Branson MO

574 Highway 248, STE. 4 Branson, MO 65616

(417) 598-0080

 

How Back Pain Affects Daily Life

When I was 17 years old I was hit by a truck while riding my bike.  I spent a week in the hospital with a broken leg that would ultimately take about 9 months to heal.

When I finally got out of all of the casts and off the crutches and started to walk, I began to have pain in my back.  Apparently your back doesn’t appreciate it when one leg is ¾ of an inch shorter than the other one.

That was the beginning of what would become about a 10-year period of back (and neck pain).  But it wasn’t just back pain. 

There were other health problems that went along with my back pain.  And if you are dealing with chronic back pain, you may be experiencing some of these issues too.  But take heart,

I have overcome my long-term chronic back pain and you can too.

First off.  Know that you are not alone.  It is estimated that 65 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain.

But when you have chronic back pain . . . the problem is NOT just the pain.

Chronic back pain can also cause a host of other problems like, depression, anger, anxiety, mood swings and it can even diminish your self-esteem.

Chronic back pain can also affect your ability and desire to be active. 

Inactivity is well known in the healthcare industry to lead to weight gain (obviously), heart disease, stroke, diabetes and increase your likelihood of cancer.

Have you ever heard the adage, if you don’t use it, you will lose it?  Over time, the inactivity from chronic back pain makes you lose the ability to perform the tasks of daily life. 

Lifting, walking, sitting, getting up and down from the floor, crawling around with your children or grandchildren becomes impossible. 

And the longer that you remain inactive, the worse the problem becomes.

Chronic low back pain can affect your ability to do your job. 

When almost everything that you do causes you pain or discomfort it can become difficult to focus, which in some occupations makes you less effective at doing your job but in other professions can make you dangerous to yourself and others.

Chronic low back pain can interfere with your relationships with your friends and family. 

It can make you less likely to participate in activities with your friends and family members thus isolating you from them. 

And if you are unable to perform simple tasks like cooking, cleaning, and other household tasks, your family may have to pick up the slack for you, which could diminish your self-esteem.

Chronic low back pain can interfere with your sleep. Sleep is the when your body heals and regenerates. 

Good sleep is a basic requirement for good health the same way that clean drinking water and healthy food is. 

If low back pain did nothing but interfere with your sleep, it would be logical to say that it has interfered with the health of every system in your body. 

That is how important good sleep is and that is why it is so important to do something about your low back pain.

But what can you do?

For the vast majority of people, the best solution to chronic back pain is a combination of chiropractic care focused on improving the motion and alignment of the bones and muscles in the back and hips and exercises focused on improving over-all mobility and strength of the supporting muscles of the back and hips.

If you are having chronic back pain and that pain is stealing your joy and negatively affecting your life, do something about it. 

Call our office or just schedule an appointment online.

 

If you are an existing patient, you can schedule online HERE

If you are a new patient, you can schedule an appointment online HERE.

If you want to schedule the old fashioned way, give us a call at

(417) 598-0080.

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Monica Silva-Mahnkey
Monica Silva-Mahnkey
October 11, 2021.
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Had my first visit today! Receptionist are great and Doctor Tim was very thorough explained in detail and came up with a game plan to get me back on my feet and feeling better. I did leave felling better than when I came in. I’m looking forward to the end results and being able to run again and just feel better in general!
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Amanda Guidry
Amanda Guidry
August 5, 2021.
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Dr.O is fantastic! He has helped me to move freely and pain-free. I definitely recommend THRIVE chiropractic if you experience sore feet, sore neck, tight back muscles, anxiety... GO GO GO get an evaluation and adjustment and see for your self!
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Jeremy Harrison
Jeremy Harrison
July 1, 2020.
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Dr. Tim is great! I stopped in while on vacation and dr Tim lined my neck and back up!
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Ashley Jo Loman
Ashley Jo Loman
May 21, 2020.
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I would recommend Thrive Chiropractic to anyone!! Extremely thorough and informative. Great staff and Dr Onge is terrific. Convenient times and scheduling. Thanks for all y'all do!! Keep up the great work!
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee
January 4, 2020.
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When I showed up I had terrible posture, shoulder pain, depression, anxiety, burning headaches uo the back of my head, and problems sleeping.. after my first adjustment almost all of my symptoms were gone after consistent care I feel 100% better. All of the mentioned symptoms haven't returned. My 9 year old son lats in bed for hours before falling asleep, since his adjustment hes asleep within 15 nib. Also my 8 year old son has been having a wet bed for a year straight I took him in and he was adjusted after only 1 adjustment he was dry for 13 days straight then had 4 nights of wet cause his lumber was back out of place. We made an apt again and sure enough hes been dry 2 days again. I am convinced weekly visits for him until his muscles adjust to holding it into place is perfect. Dr. Tim is my hero.
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Kim Little
Kim Little
September 19, 2019.
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I treated with Dr Tim following an auto accident and he was awesome! I told him I feel "a million percent better" after being treated in his office for lower back pain, sciatica and hip pain. I saw a pain specialist and went to physical therapy, neither provided relief. I saw Dr Tim and started getting immediate results. My 82 year old dad was in the same accident and also treated with Dr. Tim. He is now pain-free following his treatments! Elana in the front office is so nice - the whole office atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is so friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Tim and Dr. Jeni.
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Marjory Lucus Brooks
Marjory Lucus Brooks
June 24, 2019.
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Visiting from another state and husband and myself needed adjusting. They worked us in, spent a lot of time getting to know our issues and we felt great! Highly recommend to anyone and we will definitely return.
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Jessica Cleary
Jessica Cleary
January 27, 2019.
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❤️ Love Dr. Tim and Jenni! They have a clear understanding of how the boy works and they know how to keep me feeling tmy best as a working mom and wife. Highly Recommend Thrive Chiropractic!
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Shasta Cleary
Shasta Cleary
January 10, 2019.
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Highly recommend Thrive Chiropractic! Jenni and Tim really know what they are doing and have helped me live my best life.
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Janice Hundley
Janice Hundley
November 29, 2018.
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Explained to me how the effects of Subluxation works on muscle dysfunction and nervous system function as well as on posture and spinal joints.
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