Our Chiropractors in Denton Can Help Treat Back Pain
Many times back pain patients have not experienced any accidents, trauma, or major injuries prior to the onset of their symptoms. The cause of the majority of back pain is the cumulative effect of improper lifting technique, bad work habits, incorrect sitting posture, lack of exercise, improper sleeping habits, or other daily lifestyle-related habits. Often our day to day habits cause repetitive stress and imbalances on the spine. The body can adapt to some challenges however often it will eventually cause pain. That is why we all have heard of the fit, athletic person “throwing their back out” just bending over or doing what we think of as a simple task. The spine was already compromised, and just the simple act of bending was the hair that broke the camel’s back. When this occurs, the surrounding back muscles go into spasm to protect the stressed or injured tissues of the spine. Our bodies are made to defend or protect themselves from further injury.
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions and one of the leading causes of doctor visits in the United States. Low back pain affects at least 80% of us some time in our lives, perhaps 20-30% of us at any given time. It is usually recurrent, and subsequent episodes tend to increase in severity. It is common in individuals who lead sedentary lives and in those who engage in manual labor. It can occur at any age but is most prevalent during the third to sixth decades of life. A team of Duke Medical Center researchers has found that patients suffering from back pain consume more than $90 billion annually in health-care expenses, with approximately $26 billion of that amount directly attributable to treating the back pain. Tremendous costs are associated with LBP, including lost productivity and income from work, the expense of medical, rehabilitation, and surgical interventions, and the costs of disabling pain and limited daily function. Back pain is second only to upper respiratory conditions as the stated cause of work loss. The costs for treatment and compensation for LBP in industry may be greater than the total amount spent on all other industrial injuries combined. However, most of the costs, perhaps 80%, are incurred by about 20% of the LBP patients who then become disabled. We want to help you combat the loss of wages and get you back to your personal best!
Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function. Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.
Common symptoms include tenderness, pain, stiffness, pain that radiates into the buttocks or legs, difficulty standing erect, weakness, leg fatigue while walking, or discomfort while sitting.