Back pain is one of the top reasons people will seek medical care every year. In America the costs of back pain when measured in lost wages and decreased productivity are enormous.
Facts about back pain:
- Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for low work-productivity
- One-half of all working Americans will have back pain each year
- 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives
- Most cases of back pain are mechanical in nature
Inflammation is in the news a lot these days. It is a buzz word that you hear a lot about in health and wellness circles. While most people have heard or read about inflammation they may not know what it is.
The Definition of Inflammation is a localized physical condition in which a part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.
To make it simpler, when you get an injury (bruise, break or bump) or infection your body responds with inflammation. Inflammation is an immune response to protect your body from further injury. inflammation is characterized by swelling, redness, heat, stiffness, pain & loss of function. When the injury/infection occurs, the body increases blood flow to the area. When there is more blood in an area, the area gets warm and looks red. Because there is more blood in the area, it larger and is “swollen”. More fluid in the area creates more pressure. The increased pressure pushes on the nerves and causes pain. The swelling can inhibit movement and cause decreased function. Continue reading
Most people seek chiropractic care when they are in pain. Chiropractic is incredibly successful in addressing the aches and pains that come from daily life. From time to time we all get pain from sports, sitting at a desk all day, a car accident or some other injury causing event. But what if that main cause of your aches and pains isn’t physical but mental?
EXERCISES AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
One of the most common questions we get is – DOCTOR WHAT EXERCISES SHOULD I DO?
This is a tricky question as prescribed exercises to support your Chiropractic care is not a “one size fits all” situation. Every patient is different, and so our recommendations will vary from patient to patient. In general, the exercises we prescribe take very little time and are painless. It is also worth mentioning that all exercises have been proven not to work if you don’t do them! Continue reading