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Don't Let Back Pain Get You Down

By Sara Butler

Back pain sure can put a cramp in your style. It’s hard to enjoy things in your life if you’re in a constant state of pain; you need to find out the source of your pain so it can be treated. Chiropractic care focuses on finding the root cause of your back pain and treating it. Here’s how it may be able to help you enjoy your life to the fullest!

The Shocking Statistics of Back Pain

You have an 80 percent chance of experiencing back pain during your lifetime. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans will be impacted by back pain at any one time, and $50 billion is spent every single year to try to find relief from it. That’s staggering!

Chiropractic care happens to be the number one solution used to treat back pain, and studies have supported that chiropractors help you find relief quicker and for longer than traditional medical care.

Why You Have Back Pain

Your back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other soft tissues that all work together to support you, making even the smallest movements possible. When one thing goes wrong in your back, it can cause a domino effect and lead to bigger problems, discomfort, and eventually pain. The biggest causes of back pain today seem to be:

  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Arthritis

What You Can Do

There are several steps you can take to try to reduce your chances of experiencing back pain, including:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Being active and avoiding inactivity
  • Proper stretching before exercise
  • Choosing the proper footwear
  • Sleeping on a supportive mattress
  • Lifting correctly with the legs and hips, not the back
  • Quitting smoking
  • Seeing your chiropractor regularly

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

The best part of chiropractic care is that it’s natural and drug-free. Your chiropractor is trained to make special adjustments to your spine that help to relieve joint dysfunction and restriction, helping your spine to work as it should and supporting a healthy central nervous system.

Your chiropractor is qualified to treat you for a host of conditions, such as headaches, sciatic pain, back pain, neck pain, whiplash, sports injuries, sprains, strains, and even carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you’re experiencing problems with your back or beyond, then come into The Joint for treatment today!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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