Posts for: January, 2017
If you're not already utilizing chiropractic care to resolve your back pain and reduce the likelihood it will return – not to mention improving your overall health and wellness – that means one of two things: you haven't suffered back pain (yet) or you've decided to temporarily suppress the pain with over-the-counter or prescription medications. The latter is, as mentioned, a temporary solution that doesn't address the root causes of the pain, while the former is also likely temporary, since an estimated 80 percent of adults will suffer back pain at some point in their lifetime.
Back pain can be a problem for a variety of reasons beyond the pain, whether it's limiting your daily function, forcing you to take time off work, or otherwise impacting your life. But there's another reason suggested by recent research that should vault "getting rid of back pain" to the top of your priority list: Back pain could increase your risk of suffering mental health problems.
The study used data from the World Health Organization's World Health Survey 2002-2004 and involved more than 200,000 study subjects ages 18 and older from 43 countries. Data analysis revealed that compared to people without back pain, those with pain were more than twice as likely to suffer from one of five mental health conditions: anxiety, depression, psychosis, stress and sleep deprivation. Subjects with chronic back pain were particularly at risk for a depressive episode (more than three times more likely) or psychosis (2.6 times more likely) compared to pain-free subjects.
Think you've got your back pain handled? Nice try. Do something about the pain - and the potential mental health consequences - with regular visits to your doctor of chiropractic.
Do you suffer from chronic pain? Find out how we can alleviate your symptoms for the long term.
According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, chronic pain actually affects more people than those with cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. In fact, about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. If you are dealing with pain symptoms and desperately looking for another way to treat your symptoms more effectively, then our St. Simons Island, GA, area chiropractor, Dr. Trek Smith, might be able to help you.
Even though you may think of chiropractic care and immediately think of spinal manipulation, our chiropractic specialist provides a variety of different therapies in the St. Simons Island area. From postural and ergonomic education and manipulative therapies to nutritional counseling and ultrasound treatments, we offer treatment options to cater to many different health problems.
When it comes to spinal manipulation you may often think about back pain. However, this isn’t the only pain problem that chiropractic treatment can tackle. Those who are suffering from musculoskeletal pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tension headaches and fibromyalgia can also find some much-needed relief through the different services we offer.
Chiropractic care can help with pain and provide relief thanks to the brain and the central nervous system. The spine, which is part of the central nervous system, communicates to the rest of the body to make sure that it functions as it should. When there is a problem with the CNS, the whole body is affected. Through chiropractic care we can improve the health of the spine and the rest of the body, as well as better handling aches and pains throughout the body.
If you are experiencing stiffness, then issues with mobility and pain will often accompany these other symptoms. Once we are able to realign the spine, many patients find that there is an improved range of motion, as well as flexibility of certain joints. As you can imagine, pain is reduced when joints and muscles are able to function better.
Don’t let chronic pain dictate how you live your life. Get back to what matters when you turn to Back To Health Chiropractic in the St. Simons Island, GA, area for chiropractic care.