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The Number One Cause of Disability

man moving boxes with back painAccording to the National Institute of Health, eight out of 10 people will suffer from low back pain during their lifetime. Did you know it’s also the number one cause of disability around the globe? Back pain can be difficult to address due to its many causes, such as

  • Car accidents
  • Heavy lifting
  • Lack of mobility
  • Sitting at a desk
  • Slips and falls
  • Stress
  • Workplace injuries

All of these will result in pressure on your discs, the formation of scar tissue and reduces the movement in your spine. The discomfort you feel may come from your bones, ligaments, nerves, tendons, discs or muscles. In rare cases, it may come from an infection or tumor, but the majority of back pain is a result of damaged tissues in the spine.

What Sets Us Apart

Over the last decade, the cost involved in sick days and medical care and the number of people affected by back pain has doubled.

That means what we’ve been doing isn’t working.

Taking medications and anti-inflammatories masks your symptoms. What we do is take a completely different approach: getting to the cause of your problem. Research shows that going to the chiropractor involves less than half the cost of going to the medical doctor, physical therapist or taking pharmaceuticals.

Chiropractic patients require the fewest days off work and achieve the best long-term results.

The Origin of Your Pain

What we’re going to say is probably going to surprise you: the pain you feel isn’t actually in your back. It’s your brain sending you a warning signal, telling you that your low back may need attention. Your brain has decided that it’s time to get the area checked out, similar to how a “check engine” light will turn on in your car. Your brain knows that further damage can be prevented by getting attention now.

When we adjust you, we’re ensuring that your spinal motion is restored. With a mobile spine, your brain and body can communicate fully. You’ll also receive information about rehabilitation you can do at home, ergonomics, stress reduction and nutrition.

Find out how we can move your health forward. Contact Lindenwoods Chiropractic today!

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