Did you know that 80 percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives? One third or 4 million Ontarians are suffering from back pain as you read this. Back pain is the second most common reason for doctor visitations, but chiropractors are the practitioners who solve the problem. This is Dr. Jim Moore of Moore Chiropractic, serving Stittsville and Kanata, and the only NUCCA practitioner in Eastern Ontario.
There is upper neck pain, back pain and lower back pain. Causes can include sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured disks, trigger points and inflamed joints. Sports injuries or accidents can increase the likelihood of having back pain, but sometimes, a simple movement, like reaching to pick something up from the floor, can trigger a pinch. Equally, if you suffer from arthritis, poor posture, reduced exercise, obesity, stress, kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss this can make you more vulnerable to spinal pain.
Chiropractic treatment for low back pain is one of the problems that we solve the most. By adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to the normal position, it allows your bones and joints to move naturally. This adjustment is proven to be the most effective method of treating lower back pain. There have been numerous studies over the past 100 years that show chiropractic care is the most effective treatment. It is also considerably cheaper than prescription medication and without any side effects or long-term complications. Chiropractors treat over ninety percent of these types of cases.
For many years, researchers believed that back pain was something that would just eventually go away and heal itself. However, more recent studies have proven that the pain might subside for a brief time, but is likely to return because the bones are out of alignment and this puts pressure on softer tissues. Therefore, if you are suffering from recurring pain, then you need to get a chiropractor to give you a proper assessment. Eventually, if not treated, you will cause long-term problems that may affect your ability to move freely.
The lower back is an unstable part of your body. Unlike the thoracic spine, which is supported by the rib cage, the lower back is more flexible which allows us to bend down and come back up again. Increase flexibility means an increase in vulnerability, but that is the price we pay to be able to pick up our children and move them to a safe place. Thanks for reading and give us a call if you are suffering from back pain. Jim