Approximately 80% of people will have an acute back pain episode at some point in their life.
Once you experience an episode of back pain, it is likely to recur, usually within one year of the first onset.
What a terrible thing!
It’s no surprise that billions of dollars are spent on back pain treatment each year and that the chiropractic profession has a good outlook for job growth shortly – everybody is getting back pain and not receiving effective treatment.
So, what about all of those billions of dollars being spent?
Are they curing pain with expensive devices, surgeries, drugs? In general, the answer is no.
Those who suffer from chronic back pain know just how devastating and debilitating it can be.
While nearly every adult in the United States has or will experience some back pain during their life, the cause of this pain isn’t necessarily connected to your back.
Today stands as National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and our Chiropractors’ thought it would be great to help educate those throughout Atlanta about this painful chronic condition.
Let’s take a look…
The summer time is almost here, and our AICA Atlanta Chiropractors wanted to share some tips on how you can maintain your health and take care of your back pain when traveling.
According to the United States of Transportation, 78 percent of Americans travel more than 70 miles between the months of June and September.
So whether you are taking a road trip with the family or are flying on business, take the following recommendations into consideration in order to manage back pain.
One of the most natural ways you can stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself is through active exercise that is conducted under careful and controlled supervision.
Patients who suffer from lower back pain might feel that they are either unable to or should not exercise due to the risk of furthering their injury.
However, studies show that not exercising can cause your pain to increase over time.
The fact is, remaining mobile help nourish and repair the muscles, ligaments, discs, and joints that surround your spine.
Exercising on a routine basis helps your body better absorb key nutrients, including the disc spaces that exist throughout this area.
More than 250 million work days are lost each and every year due to headaches, costing over 25 billion dollars in lost wages.
Although most people are unaware, there are many different types of headaches, with muscle tension and migraines serving as the most common forms.
Chiropractic treatment is proven to address a wide variety of conditions; most of which are unknown to the general public. permanently
At AICA Atlanta, our patients largely believed that Chiropractic medicine only addressed conditions like back or neck pain before meeting with one of our doctors.
One of the most common conditions our Chiropractors treat that most people are unaware of are headaches and migraines.
For some patients, their headaches are due to a particular type of vascular issue. These instances often involved nausea and/or vomiting, and may require that you remain in bed for day or two in order to recover.
Other patients experience what are known as “tension” headaches. These are often caused by neck and upper back muscles that are over strained from physical activity, poor posture, or injuries like Whiplash.
The Summer time is almost here again, and our Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta want to make sure that you can enjoy the clear blue skies while staying healthy.
Although we typically treat musculoskeletal conditions like neck and back pain, we are still very interested in helping you feel and perform at your very best overall!
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