Bottom Line: Nothing can slow you down faster than a bad back. It can be difficult to exercise, play sports, or even get to the grocery store when your back hurts. Age, lack of exercise, excess weight, improper lifting, and too many hours sitting can all result in low back pain. Research has shown that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. The good news is that researchers have also found that chiropractic care can not only help get you back on track after an injury, but could also help prevent future episodes of low back pain from occurring.
Why it Matters: Your spine is a marvel of engineering and design. Curves in your neck, mid-back, and low back distribute the load of gravity just like Roman architecture. The spinal discs act as a natural shock absorption system that is both strong and flexible. And winding its way through it all is our spinal cord and nerve roots- the magnificent communication system within our body. Keeping your back healthy is much more important than just avoiding aches and pains. A stable and supported back is essential to maintaining a high quality of life. Here are a few take away points:
- The nervous system is protected and housed within your spinal column as it travels to and from your brain to body
- Back pain is often caused by the muscles or discs of the spine
- Chiropractic care has been shown to help over 90% of people find relief from back pain while also providing a statistically significant improvement in function
Next Steps: Doctors can assess the “health” of your spine through x-ray and a physical exam looking at range of motion, strength, and posture. By periodically checking your spine, we can help you take a pro-active approach to your spinal health. Research has shown that maintenance chiropractic care can help evaluate, detect, and prevent future episodes of low back pain. And, as you now know, spinal health is directly associated with living your best life!
Our very own Airdrie chiropractor is experienced and skilled at explaining the process before providing gentle neurological based corrective adjustments. Dr. Glen Johanson provides very unique care that is very gentle as compared to traditional chiropractic. The adjustment consists of very precise light pressure no twisting or cracking.
It is easy to get caught up in the world of prescription medications, especially if you are suffering, but there are drug free non-invasive ways now to get help. At Atlas Family Chiropractic, our team is here to help answer your questions and serve you. Please feel free to contact us today. Call (403) 945-9450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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