Far too many people in Spokane suffer from back pain. What is even more discouraging is that very few of them have tried chiropractic care. Most patients don’t have a clear understanding of how chiropractic care can help them. We hope this information from Advanced Health Chiropractic and Massage will be helpful in your search for back pain relief.
Information about Back Pain:
- Over half of all Americans admit to experiencing some level of back pain each year.
- Many doctors in emergency rooms state that low back pain is the most common complaint they hear every year.
- Low back pain is one of the highest pain related disabilities in the US.
- Cancer is the only health care cost higher than low back pain.
- Back surgeries are often avoidable with other non-invasive options.
Low Back Pain Causes
There are several different causes of low back pain, but some of the most common are; obesity, arthritis, blood clots and kidney stones. Although these conditions can lead to back pain, none of them are the most common. The number one cause of back pain is subluxation. A subluxation is a misalignment of spinal vertebrae which may lead to nerve and/or disc impingement.
Doctors of chiropractic are specially trained to find misalignments in the spine and remove them. By removing a misalignment, the pressure that is being put on the nerves and/or discs can be removed thus removing the pain. This also restores proper nerve function in the body.
It is very likely that the pain will get worse before it gets better if left untreated. It is very disheartening, but very common, to have new patients come to use after waiting too long to begin treatment. Much like a cavity, a misalignment will cause pain to spread and create additional problems along the way. Your spine protects your spinal cord which is the communicator between your brain and the rest of your body. The brain and spinal cord make up the most valuable system in the entire body, the nervous system.
It is important to us that you feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience. Call our Team Today at Advanced Health Chiropractic and Massage if you have any questions or concerns. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff would love to help.