You can get it sitting!
You can get it lifting!
You can get it using a towel!
Matter of fact… have you got it now?
Lower back pain has become ranked as THE biggest cause of debility affecting most of the population around the globe.
During our lifetime, according to the research:
- 80% of us will suffer lower back pain in our lifetimes (1)
- 13-40% of us will suffer sciatica (2)
- 47% will suffer headaches from a few per year to daily (3)
- 17% will take pain medication on a long term basis – check your top drawer people! You know who you are.
Back pain sufferers spend thousands of dollars on beds, office equipment, time off work, medication cascades and interventions (such as surgery, therapy & exercise regimes). You may even have to give up on work, exercise, or a hobby. It can really affect your quality of life.
In many cases the underlying problem can be overlooked, masked, or ignored!
Outside of a traumatic injury, back pain and stiffness can be the result of a gradual decline in function resulting in what’s commonly known as a repetitive strain injury.
There is HOPE
Exercise, posture, mobility, regular breaks from sitting/work and good nutrition is very important in maintaining good spinal health.
So too is appropriate treatment and check-ups.
Ignoring/ masking pain is not only risky to your health but can be very expensive in the long run.
Seek Help When:
- Your pain or discomfort lasts for more than 2-3 days
- Your pain refers or radiates elsewhere
- You have recurring pain and/or stiffness
- You have postural issues (aka sway back, lordosis, pelvic rotation)
A Chiropractor is an expert in the diagnosis and management of spinal and neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders. Patients present daily with back pain, sciatica, disc pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches. Our patients enjoy high satisfaction levels in not just relief from pain, but better function as well.
Should you require any assistance or have any questions, call us on 38921440 or email us at email@example.com. We are here to help!
Keep an eye out for our POSTURE blog coming soon!
Manchikanti L Epidemiology of low back pain. Pain Physician. 2000 Apr;3(2):167-92.
- M. A. Stafford, P. Peng, D. A. Hill, BJA, Volume 99, Issue 4Pp. 461-473.Sciatica: a review of history, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and the role of epidural steroid injection in management
- Rigmor Jensen, MD, Lars J Stovner, MD, Epidemiology and co morbidity of headache, The Lancet Neurology, Volume 7, No. 4, p354–361, April 2008