Shocking Back Pain Statistics from Your Chicago Chiropractor
Are you able to sleep through the night without waking to a throbing pain? How about now? Any back aches and pains? If you are currently suffering from back pain, or have experienced it before, you’re not alone. It may be time to consider a chiropractic exam from Chicago Chiropractic.
The statistics on the prevalence of back-related pain are nothing less than shocking:
• According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1994, at any point in time over 31 million people in America are experiencing lower back pain. Up to 85% of people worldwide will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
• 50% of Americans in the work force report symptoms of back pain every year. One third of them over the age of 18 have had back pain severe enough to require professional help within the last five years.
• Back pain has been reported as the second most common reason (second only to upper respiratory infections) for visits to a healthcare provider, and is one of the most frequent reasons given for having to miss work.
• The primary cause of disability for those under the age of 45 is back pain. The yearly cost of care for back pain has been estimated at 50 billion dollars, surpassed only by the cost of care for cancer and heart disease.
Interestingly, most cases of back pain are mechanical, as opposed to being caused by more serious medical conditions such as infection, arthritis, fractures, or cancer. Some are caused by sports injuries or accidents, but others can be triggered by nothing more severe than bending down to pick up a dropped pencil. Still others are caused by misalignments of the spine, neck and joints that have built up over many years, as opposed to being caused by a single trauma. Most of these conditions can be successfully treated by CHICAGO CHIROPRACTIC.
Over time, your Chicago chiropractor can help to return your spine and body to a more normal state of health, in which reoccurrences of back pain are less likely to appear. In other words, if you are one of the four out of five people who will experience back pain in your lifetime, you can do something about it. Start by giving Dr. Kauf at call at 312.337.4004 for a trusted chiropractor in Chicago.
Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and above all – because it is non-invasive and uses no drugs that may have potential negative side effects – conservative approach to the treatment of back pain. So if you’re experiencing back pain, ask your friends or your primary care physician for a referral to Chicago Chiropractic; all you have to lose is your pain.