About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, are seeking relief from back pain. Americans under 45 report back pain as the leading cause of disability. Learn how chiropractic care can help with your back pain…
Anatomy of the Human Spine
The spine is made of 33 individual bones stacked one on top of the other. This spinal column provides the main support for your body, allowing you to stand upright, bend, and twist, while protecting the spinal cord from injury. Strong muscles and bones, flexible tendons and ligaments, and sensitive nerves contribute to a healthy spine. Yet, any of these structures affected by strain, injury, or disease can cause pain. Our spine is strong enough to protect the sensitive nerve roots, while at the same time it allows us the flexibility to accomplish all the movements of daily life. There are shock absorbers between the vertebrae they are spongy pads of cartilage. Each disc along the vertebrae forms what is called the spinal motion unit.
A spinal motion unit that moves improperly or is overly strained can irritate nerves, interfere with muscle tension and result in pain. The nerve interference is called subluxation. Parts of the body may not function properly because of subluxation. A spinal disc herniation can be caused by trauma, lifting injuries or other unknown causes. Disc herniation is sometimes call slipped or bulging disc. Early diagnosis of back pain is important to avoid permanent damage.
One of the best things about chiropractic care is it’s a drug-free and surgery-free path to healing naturally. There are many ways to help take care of your spinal health including sleeping with a pillow under your knees, do not smoke, eat a nutritious diet, do exercise, practice correct lifting and carrying techniques. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to a chiropractor. Ailments usually respond well to treatment and research has demonstrated successful treatment of back pan through chiropractic adjustments and care. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nervous system the body is better able to heal itself. Chiropractic care can assist you to find the road to improved health with less back pain.
How to Prevent Back Pain
- Avoid twisting when lifting
- Maintain proper posture
- Wear properly fitted shoes
- Quit smoking
- Warm up and stretch before physical activities
- Make regular wellness visits to the chiropractor
- Maintain proper weight
Make an appointment to talk to one of our chiropractic doctors about chiropractic treatment of Back Pain.
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About All Star Chiropractic
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, All Star Chiropractic and Rehabilitation emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
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