Back pain is an exceptionally common complaint and it is estimated that 80% of Americans will suffer from it at some point during their lifetime. Back pain is also a leading cause of absence from work due to ill health, even though more than half of all cases are believed to be a direct result of the patient doing a job that involves continual sitting. In many cases, the back pain is either not severe enough for the patient to seek professional intervention or it resolves itself within a few days. However, there is a percentage of individuals who suffer from chronic, recurrent back pain and are reliant on pain medication to help keep them comfortable from day-to-day. Chiropractors specialize in helping resolve problems with the musculoskeletal system, the primary component of which is the spine. Occasionally, back pain can be attributed to a medical condition such as sciatica, and irritation of the nerve that runs from the pelvis to the feet, or a slipped/herniated disc. Chiropractic adjustments focus on realigning and balancing the spine so that the body can heal naturally and without the need for medications or surgical intervention.
Fortunately, there is no longer any need to suffer from ongoing back pain. Chiropractic care from a trained and experienced professional can help relieve your discomfort and enable you to work, sleep and enjoy life without worrying about back pain.