Back Facts to Keep You Active
Updated: Jul 27
Nothing can slow you down faster than a bad back. It can be difficult to exercise, play sports, or even get to the grocery store when your back hurts. Age, lack of exercise, excess weight, improper lifting, and too many hours sitting can all result in low back pain. Research has shown that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point. The good news? Researchers have found that Chiropractic care can not only help get you back on track after an injury, but it could also help prevent future episodes of low back pain from occurring.
Why it Matters:
Your spine is a marvel of engineering and design. The curves in your neck, mid-back, and low back distribute a gravity load like Roman architecture. The spinal discs act as a natural shock absorption system that is both strong and flexible. And winding its way through it all is our spinal cord and nerve roots, the magnificent communication system within our body. Keeping your back healthy is much more important than avoiding aches and pains. A stable and supported back is essential to maintaining a high quality of life.
Here are a few takeaway points:
The nervous system is protected and housed within your spinal column.
Back pain is often caused by the muscles or discs of the spine.
Chiropractic care has been shown to help over 90% of people find relief from back pain while providing a statistically significant improvement in function.
Doctors can assess the “health” of your spine through x-rays and a physical exam looking at a range of motion, strength, and posture. We can help you take a proactive approach to your spinal health by periodically checking your spine. Research has shown that maintenance Chiropractic care can help evaluate, detect, and prevent future episodes of low back pain. And, as you now know, spinal health is directly associated with living your best life!
Science Source(s): A Nonsurgical Approach to Managing Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Herniated Disk: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study with Follow-Up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2009 Does Maintain Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Result in Better Long-Term Outcome? SPINE. 2011