Changing The Way You Analyze Your Back Pain

Chiropractic care comes with its skeptics in the form of people that accuse it of falsehoods and absurdities. This being said, chiropractic is one of the fastest growing forms of non-invasive healthcare for a variety of illnesses and ailments. The numbers simply do not lie, and the numbers give validation to the craft and the practice of proper chiropractic care.

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To further support the ever-growing practice of chiropractic care, below are a few fast facts that have been comprised form actual medical research and surveys that document just how fast the form of medicine is growing. Even better, these facts show how chiropractic care helps, and why it’s important for it to be recognized as a legitimate way to alleviate pain, realign the joints and limbs, and keep the body in proper overall health.

  • Back pain is increasing at a rate that is 14 times that of the world’s population growth

  • Back pain without significant and correct treatment will recur; however, any isolated and acute back pain without previous history or predisposition is rare.

  • Many who suffer and live with back pain have sub-failure injuries. Some of these people also have no objective imaging findings. Many of these cases are due to fear avoidance behavior.

  • When it comes to back pain, over the counter drugs address the symptoms but not the root of the problem. Inactivity is often a go-to fix, but actually makes the problem worse. Surgery is rarely a viable option for the common, low-end, average amount of back pain patient.

  • A staggering 97% of all back pain seen by primary care physicians is mechanical in origin.

  • The facet joints are generally the primary pain cause for back and neck pain

  • Disrupting mechanoreception or proper movement is the cause for most muscle spasms and swelling along the spine.

  • According to studies of the back and how pain is acquired, the condition and ability to endure stress within the back extensor muscles is linked to most back pain and ailments

  • Workouts targeting the core and the spine help to increase the strength of the back, this results in a decrease of chances for back injury

  • In those with severe back pain and injury, studies have shown that a combination of spinal manipulation and exercise results in the greatest patient improvement

 

Always consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.

  

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