When the world thinks for Chiropractic what do they think of?… Back pain. This is one of the main reasons that Chiropractic has had so much success in the last 100 years – back pain is a huge problem, in the US and world-wide.
In the US, people spend $50 billion dollars on back pain, each year! Half of all working Americans state that they have back pain – 80% of people will have back pain at some time in their life – and as of 2010 low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
The back is an incredibly important structure in the body. The core biomechanical pillar of the body – and even more importantly it houses the nervous system, sensitive and delicate nerve tissue that is like a highway sending information to the brain and from the brain to the body/organs.
Back pain is the body’s way of telling the brain something is wrong with this protective support structure. Usually by the time you have back pain degenerative processes have started to take place in the joints, ligaments and soft tissue surrounding the spine.
With Chiropractic we have great success with resolving back-pain, especially when addressed as early as possible.
Most modern recommendations encourage this approach, because early non-invasive Chiropractic treatment is much more successful than surgery and does not carry the same risks and side effects as surgical and pharmaceutical treatments. In fact, surgical treatment of back pain has a 75% failure rate, which is huge, especially considering the permanent associated side effects of such a treatment.
Resolving back pain is incredibly important, because this allows us to live happy productive lives. No one wants to be plagued by annoying or debilitating back and neck pain. It is also important to know that by improving the function of the spine, and by removing the underlying cause of back pain, you also improve the function of the nervous system, which the spine protects.
This is why we see such dramatic improvement with so many other conditions with high quality Chiropractic care. By improving the function of the spine you also improve the function of the nerves in and around the spine, thereby effecting proper nerve flow, neurological, and immune function. This is why most professional sports teams have their own Chiropractors on staff – athletes notice this improved function in the form of increased performance.
So, take care of your back pain early and learn about the other benefits of having a healthy spine and high quality Chiropractic care.