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Back Pain Facts

Have you ever had the experience of low back pain? Having the inability to bend, sit, stand, or barely walk? Back pain is the single leading cause of disability all over the world. In many situations of back pain, most cases were not caused by serious conditions. Many are minor and can be treated over a period of time. Statistics show that 80% of the population will experience a back problem.

You back consist of bones, ligaments, joints, and muscles. Back pain can be caused by many different injuries. You could experience a sprained ligament, a strained muscle, a ruptured disk, or even a irritated joint. All of these injuries could lead to serious back pain. Other causes could be arthritis, poor posture, obesity, or even psychological stress.

The safest and most cost effective treatment for back pain is chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic spinal manipulation helps reduce pain, decreases medication, and may require a small amount of bed rest. Before any type of surgery always try chiropractic treatment first.

Majority of people will experience back pain at least once in their life. A couple of ways to help prevent back pain are:

  • Eat a healthy and clean diet
  • Watch your weight and make sure you are not over or under your recommended weight
  • Stay active
  • Warm up and stretch before exercises
  • Have good posture
  • Try to restrain from wearing high heels
  • Always lift with your knees and don’t twist while lifting
  • Quit smoking

If you are experiencing back pain give Wirth Chiropractic a call today! Don’t live with the pain and let surgery be your last option. Let us help you!