Low back pain is epidemic in our country. 31 million of us suffer from it at any one time. More lost days from work are caused by lower back pain than any other ailment.
Back Pain ranks second only to upper respiratory infections in doctor visits. Statistics are alarming: 50 billion dollars are spent each year by it (not including indirect costs). Most cases are not caused by dismal underlying conditions, but chiropractic care can help. The figures above don't mean much when you are the one with the pain because all that matters is what caused my pain and how can I get rid of it.
The truth is that we do not injure ourselves by bending over to pick up a pencil or by moving funny in bed. The real cause of low back pain is something that may have happened years ago. It may have been a fall which happened when you were you were five. It may have been an old sports injury that you shook off. All in all, the original injury may have gone by unnoticed.
As a result of prolonged back pain, arthritis and disc disease develop over a period of years. However, if the injury is detected soon enough, your back pain may resolve itself temporarily. Here at Live Oak Chiropractic, we believe that a temporary solution is not good enough. We are committed to the belief that your health is our priority and that with proper treatment and wellness, chiropractic care will resolve the issue of your low back pain at its core.
Q: What can chiropractic do to resolve your low back pain?
A: #1- Get you out of immediate trouble. We want you healthy again and living your life the way you deserve. Through proper wellness, pain may be subsided
A: #2 Continuing to clear out the patterns that first got you to this point. By ignoring this phase you are more susceptible to invite recurrence. We encourage you to also participate on your behalf, as it will proactively help with your recovery. A change in lifestyle, albeit gradual, and chiropractic care can put you on the path towards a healthy life again. Diet, exercise and emotional well being support and reinforce our goals.
Aside from adjusting the patients we see at Live Oak Chiropractic, we provide methods for discovering what the missing link is.
Q: What factors negatively affect low back pain?
A: Lower back pain is more prevalent and has a much longer recovery rate with obesity and smoking. This may sound like a no-brainier but these factors are very important to avoid. At Live Oak Chiropractic, we have found that emotional stress most likely is associated with low back pain as well. It is important to keep focused, without getting sidetracked through daily stress, because as humans, we tend to take shortcuts. These shortcuts may cause us to get lazy, which may lead to an increased risk for a back injury.