Low Back Pain
The majority of back pain patients have not experienced any trauma, accidents or major injuries prior to the onset of their problem. The cause of most back pain is the cumulative effect of improper sitting posture, poor work habits, incorrect lifting, lack of proper exercise, and other lifestyle-related factors. All of these factors cause stress and imbalances on the spine, and eventually pain. This is why people often injure their back by just bending over to pick up a piece of paper. The spine was already compromised, and just the simple act of bending was enough to set off the problem. When this occurs, the surrounding back muscles go into spasm to protect the stressed or injured tissues of the back.
In the US, low back pain is one of the most common conditions and one of the leading causes of physician visits. In fact, at least four out of five adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Thirty-one million Americans have low back pain at any given time, and one half of all working Americans admit to having back symptoms each year. The cost of this care in the US is estimated to be a staggering $50 Billion yearly–and that’s just for the more easily identified costs!
Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function. Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment. Common symptoms include tenderness, pain, stiffness, pain that radiates into the buttocks or legs, difficulty standing erect, weakness, leg fatigue while walking, and discomfort while sitting.