If you suffer from back pain, you’re certainly not alone. Low back pain is the second reason for primary care visits and the number one cause of lost workdays and activity limitation (World Health Organization). 72% of adults who visit their doctor for low back pain are workers under age 64. Most of them are between the ages of 35 and 55. Although we tend to think of industries that require moving and lifting heaving objects as the main culprits, more than half (54%) of those experiencing low back pain spend the majority of their time at work sitting down.
A trend that is causing concern is the rise of back pain in younger workers, who spend an increasing number of hours hunched over tablets and smartphones.
Back Pain Treatment
Pain Killers: Unfortunately, many of these patients who go to their doctor are prescribed opioids for the pain, which has led to the opioid addiction epidemic in the US. It’s should be obvious that you want to avoid this route.
Exercise: Stretching and specific exercises can help alleviate your back pain. Be sure to get a program from a qualified doctor, chiropractor or physical therapist.
At inside Health we have treated thousands of patients with work-related back pain. Our gentle and non-invasive methods focus on spinal function, helping with issues that can lead to pains and dysfunctions by allowing your body to heal naturally.
If you are suffering from back pain, know that we are able to get such wide-ranging results with chiropractic because we address the issues that prevent your body from healing correctly instead of trying to suppress a symptom for the short-term.