Why Do People Get Back Pain?July 1, 2020
Back pain affects people of all ages, all nationalities and all socioeconomic statuses. Back pain is the leading cause of disability and accounts for more than 264 million lost workdays every year. Experts estimate that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Most people with back pain recover, but recurrence is very common and for a certain percentage back pain will become chronic and disabling.
Why do people get back pain? The back is a complicated network of vertebra, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The back acts as a “pulley system” and it is very important for this delicate network to have good balance and alignment to ensure unrestricted, pain free movement.
If back pain is present, this is an indication that there is a problem with your pulley system. Much like you would take your car to a mechanic if a warning light comes on, back pain is an indication of a problem and proper assessment is needed to prevent a more serious break down.
While Advil, Tylenol or prescription medication can provide some temporary relief, finding the cause of the pain is necessary to regain healthy movement and prevent more serious complications later in life.
Managing back pain is not one size fits all. A detailed history, spinal x-rays and movement assessment are crucial to determining the root of the dysfunction. Once the dysfunction is determined, it is important to find a doctor that has the tools and know-how to fix the problem, a doctor with many tools in their “toolbox” so to speak.
At Van Ness Chiropractic we practice an integrated approach to spinal care and have many treatment tools. These include spinal adjustments, myofascial release therapy, active release therapy, sports acupuncture, cupping and a multitude of rehabilitative exercise techniques. These tools allow us to manage most conditions with great clarity and in a fast and efficient manner. Call us today at 847-842-8070 to set up your appointment for a comprehensive examination and get on the road to pain-free movement today.