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Facts You Should Know When It Comes to Back Pain

By Stephen R. Farris

How much do you know about back pain? For instance, did you know that back pain accounts for more than 264 million days of lost work each year. Not only does it affect workplace productivity, but dealing with a back injury can eventually affect your pocketbook as well. The dollar number is astounding -- to say the least -- at a whopping $110 billion and more when you combine healthcare cost, lost income, and workplace productivity lost to back pain and/or injury.

At least 80 percent of the population will have some form of back pain at some point, and it's not limited to folks over the age of 50, but can happen to both kids and adults. Age doesn't matter when it comes to back pain.

Back pain is No. 3 on the list when it comes to office visits to the doctor or chiropractor. Back pain disabilities have been on the increase for the past 30 years, with more than 54 percent of people unable to work due to it.

There are many other factors and statistics available showing the effects of back pain injuries on our overall health, at work, or at play. So it's important to visit your local chiropractor during the first signs of back pain.

In the meantime, let's take a look at some of the ways you can prevent back pain and/or injury.

  • Eat healthier and maintain proper weight 
  • Stay active by exercising daily
  • Avoid long periods of inactivity
  • Practice and maintain good posture
  • Lift with your knees
  • Stop using tobacco products
  • Stretch before exercising

If you're curious about back pain facts, or how to prevent it, or maybe you're experiencing a few aches and pains, then take time today and visit your local chiropractor, such as the ones that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic. Their licensed doctors of chiropractic use a gentle, hands-on, all-natural, noninvasive, non-addictive therapy, by manipulating the spine to bring the joints into proper alignment, as well as other parts of the body so you can receive the pain relief you need without the use of over-the-counter or prescription medication. 

The Joint Chiropractic has more than 600 nationwide locations and no appointment is necessary to consult with any one of their professional chiropractors on staff. No need to worry about hassling with insurance either, as The Joint Chiropractic offers several treatment plans that won't sink your pocketbook. So what are you waiting for? Visit The Joint Chiropractic today so you can get started towards a more healthier, active lifestyle you deserve! 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Lake Hills, Tex.

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