Say ‘So Long’ To Back Pain!
While there are many reasons for making the decision to receive chiropractic care, back pain tends to be at the top of the list. Every week I see patients who have suffered with back pain for far too long. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. The good news? You don’t have to live with this pain. Incorporating regular chiropractic care and stretching into your healthy lifestyle can significantly help alleviate your pain.
A few interesting facts about Back Pain from the ACA:
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.
Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.
Before you opt for surgery or medication, click the link below for 12 pain and pressure relieving stretches to help you reduce your back pain naturally. Try incorporating these stretches at least two to three times per week along with your regular chiropractic care. Here’s to a healthy and pain-free 2015!