One of the main reasons client’s come to Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness is to deal with the pain associated with back pain. This commonly breaks down to lower back pain and to mid back pain. Here, we will differentiate between the two. This will be helpful in knowing if you are suffering from either. If you do, look into Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness to help.
Lower Back Pain
If you’re suffering from lower back pain you are not alone. Did you know that more than 80% of North Americans will at some time in their life suffer from the crippling discomfort of lower back pain?
According to experts, lower back pain is the number one disability in workers’ compensation claims and this injury accounts for more than $50 billion annually in the United States via medical care and lost production on the job. In addition, most lower back problems that cause low back pain, do not fully resolve without extensive treatment and proper rehabilitation.
For the chiropractic doctor, much of the training in college is specifically aimed at identifying and successfully treating and managing lower back conditions.
Many tissues can generate low back pain. Unfortunately, research shows that the exact tissues causing low back pain cannot be specifically identified in up to 80% of individuals. These patients are said to suffer from a lower back pain, where the specific cause of the pain cannot be determined.
Although the specific tissues causing low back pain are difficult to identify, chiropractic doctors have found a number of factors consistently present in low back pain patients. These factors include vertebral subluxations, faulty spinal biomechanics, deconditioned spinal musculature and the practice of poor postural habits and techniques.
Chiropractors successfully treat thousands of headache sufferers everyday. According to surveys, as many as 25% of the individuals seeking chiropractic care do so for the treatment of headaches. Chiropractic treatment for headaches has been compared with other forms of treatments and in most cases, has excelled.
Chiropractic has such good success in the treatment of headaches because most headaches are either soft tissue or neurologic in nature. Also, a significant portion of headaches originate in the tissues of the neck.
Since chiropractors focus their treatment on the soft tissues of the spine, which includes the neck, the majority of headaches can be successfully managed with appropriate chiropractic care. Best of all, chiropractic treatments consist of only safe, natural, and noninvasive therapies that focus on correcting the cause of headaches, and not simply the short-term masking of symptoms.
Mid Back Pain
The American lifestyle of today has taken its toll on the backs of Americans. Currently, back pain is the number one cause of disability of those aged 19-45. It is the second leading cause of days of work missed. Total annual costs for back pain in the United States alone are estimated to be in excess of $60 billion.
Mid back pain is most commonly caused by irritation or injury to the muscles and ligaments of the thoracic spine. The high incidence of poor postural habits, lack of adequate exercise and muscle conditioning, as well as the ever more popular “seated” lifestyles of Americans are all major contributors.
Chiropractors work hard to identify the exact problems of mid back pain so that only the safest and most effective treatments can be provided. Treatments are gentle, safe, natural, noninvasive and highly effective. Also, the treatments are designed to correct the root cause of your problem and not simply cover up the symptoms you experience.
Knowing about back pain and how it can be treated is very important. At the end of the day, you want to take bake pain, both lower and mid, seriously. If you feel something is amiss with your back, see a chiropractor at Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness right away. Our friendly and knowledgeable office can figure out your spinal issue, and why your back or neck hurts and help you find a fix ASAP.
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