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Does your back hurt?

No? Consider yourself lucky because 80 percent of Americans experience low back pain at some point in their lives.

One of the most effective ways to address low back pain is through spinal adjustments.

A recent study published in The SPINE Journal (2018) stated that spinal manipulation is 94 percent more likely to reduce chronic low back pain and improve function when compared to other approaches. 79 percent reported that spinal manipulation significantly reduced pain and disability, compared to other approaches such as physical therapy.

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, evaluate, and provide non-pharmacologic care and rehabilitation to individuals suffering from acute, subacute, and chronic lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.

LOW BACK PAIN PREVENTION TIPS

Rather than waiting until the pain becomes unbearable, these tips can help you prevent or reduce the chances of lower back pain.

1. Ensure your workstation is set up correctly

2. Work on your posture

3. Seek chiropractic care to assist you with optimizing your body’s health

Lower back pain is the leading cause of missed work days, musculoskeletal healthcare spending, and opioid prescribing.


Source: the American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine

 

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