Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.
Today we are going to talk about lower back pain
Specifically chiropractic treatment for lower back pain vs non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID’s; Tylenol, Advil, Aleve etc.) treatment for lower back pain.
Lower back pain is the single greatest cause of disability worldwide.
It is the second most common reason people visit their family doctor.
And it costs society 100 billion dollars annually when you factor in lost wages, reduced productivity, legal and insurance expenses.
Studies regarding chiropractic adjustment for lower back pain are plentiful. In fact the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society both recommend chiropractic as the first course of care for lower back pain.
A 2013 study compared spinal adjustments and NSAID’s for lower back pain and found that not only were adjustments more effective, but there were no side-effects. NSAID’s have many side-effects and some of them are quite dangerous.
More importantly, a 2015 study showed that NSAID’s actually slow down the healing process and even accelerate osteoarthritis and joint degeneration.
Remember that osteoarthritis and joint decay/degeneration are the result of posture distortion patterns. Not due to a lack of NSAID’s in your diet.
So if you are struggling with lower back pain, you need to get in here for a check-up! Medication is not the solution and is certainly not doing you any favors!
All you have to do is call to schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation. Remember that these include a detailed posture analysis.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking on the link found on our homepage.
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