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Facts About Back Pain & Chiropractic Care

Facts About Back Pain & Chiropractic Care

Back Pain and the Workforce

Approximately one half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.[1]. If you can believe it, back pain is one of the top reasons Americans miss work, above even upper respiratory infections. Americans spend $50 billion dollars each year on back pain[2].

The Complexity of the Back

The back and spine is complicated and fragile with it’s many moving muscles, bones and ligaments. These can get damaged or torn through many factors, and as we age we’re even more susceptible.

Chiropractic Care A Safe Treatment for Back Pain

Over the last few decades chiropractic are has risen in credibility as a safe and proven treatment for back pain. In fact the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, a governmental research organization, recommended chiropractic spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of professional treatment for severe lower back problems.[3]

So whatever you may have heard about chiropractic care, know one thing, it’s here to stay. If you would like to know more about if chiropractic care is right for you give us a call. We would be happy to help answer any questions you might have.

1. Vallfors B. Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment. Scan J Rehab Med Suppl 1985; 11: 1-98.2. This total represents only the more readily identifiable costs for medical care, workers compensation payments and time lost from work. It does not include costs associated with lost personal income due to acquired physical limitation resulting from a back problem and lost employer productivity due to employee medical absence. In Project Briefs: Back Pain Patient Outcomes Assessment Team (BOAT). In MEDTEP Update, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville3. Bigos S, Bowyer O, Braen G, et al. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline No.14. AHCPR Publication No. 95-0642. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December, 1994.

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