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What Causes Back Pain?
by Fremont Neck and Back Pain Relief
Most people will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives. In the U.S. 31,000,000 people experience low back pain at any given time. Low back pain is the most common cause for missing work. It has been estimated that direct and indirect costs associated with lower back pain amount to $150 billion dollars each year. The biggest cost is how it impacts your lifestyle. Back pain will force you into I can’t syndrome: “I can’t do this, I can’t do that because my back hurts.” Based on the hundreds of millions of dollars drug companies are spending on TV, radio and newspaper ads, it’s pretty clear that lower back pain is ruining the quality of life for many individuals.
Why are so many people suffering?
Lack of exercise, weight gain, poor posture, prolonged seated posture and poor lifting habits can cause injury to the lower back. The back can be injured gradually over time as with prolonged sitting in front of a computer or a traumatic event like a car accident or improper lift can cause immediate pain. Gradual repetitive trauma and traumatic events like a car crash can lead to arthritic degeneration of the lumbar spine which can cause chronic pain. Acute events such as a car crash, fall or lifting injury can overstretch ligaments and muscles and may even cause damage to the disc. Keep in mind that pain is a warning sign. You can ignore it for a while, but eventually you may find yourself dependent on pain medication or in a worst case scenario, find yourself being scheduled for a back surgery.
Chiropractic treatment for low back pain
There is hope for low back pain sufferers. At Fremont Back and Neck Pain Relief, we offer non drug, nonsurgical fast pain relief. We provide gentle Chiropractic adjustments to normalize range of motion and position of the joints in your back. We offer onsite radiology. We also provide physical therapy modalities such as: muscle stimulation, posture and exercise recommendations and Spinal Decompression.
What can you do?
Lack of muscle tone, especially core muscles, makes you more vulnerable to injury to your lower back. Our bodies are designed for the movement of large muscle groups which happens with walking, running, gardening and being active. We were not designed to sit in front of a computer tapping on a keyboard. When you come to Fremont Back and Neck Pain Relief, we provide exercise instructions including core strengthening and stretching to maintain flexibility. The basic concept is that the more you do to maintain your back the less you need help from doctors.
Why continue to suffer when there is help?
We offer a free, no obligation consult with the doctor to discuss your low back pain condition. If you live in Fremont, Newark or Union City, give us a call at Fremont Neck and Back Pain Relief.