If you're suffering from lower back pain, you're
not alone. More that 80% of North Americans will at some time
in their life suffer from the disabling confines of lower back
pain. Low back pain is second in prevalence only to the common
cold! 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 affect
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 which
eventually lead to pain. This is why people often injure their
back by just bending over to pick up their shoes. 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. Doctors of Chiropractic are specialists in low back
pain! There are several studies that show that chiropractic care
is the treatment of choice. In 1994, the US government found that
chiropractic is the most effective methods of care for acute adult
low back pain. They also revealed that bed rest was harmful. Further,
it stated that muscle relaxers and surgery can be unnecessary
and even dangerous. In Canada, a 1993 study, concluding that chiropractic
care for those with low back pain was far superior to medicine
in terms of safety, science and cost-effectiveness. And above
all the finding revealed superiority in the area of patient satisfaction.
The facts also prove that chiropractic relieves chronic, severe
pain in half the time it takes medicine. Numerous studies prove
chiropractic is both effective and cost-effective for low back,
neck and mid back complaints within the first month of symptoms.
Chiropractic aims to restore normal function to the spine allowing
the vertebral column normal motion and posture. This improved
function is brought about by specific chiropractic adjustments
to these vertebral subluxations (misalignments).
It is important to have your spine checked on a
regular basis to ensure the functionality of your lower back.
Chiropractic is safe and effective. Patients under chiropractic
care are often able to return to normal function and activity
more quickly than other patients treated with standard medical
protocol of treatment.
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