If you live in Burlington Ontario and are experiencing lower back pain ( LBP ), you are most likely not living life to it’s fullest.
Simple tasks like putting on a pair of shoes or socks, shaving, driving a car, lifting up your kids, vacuuming, & prolonged sitting or standing can be very difficult. This is not to mention if you have a job that requires you to do physical labour , or you like to play sports & work-out & all the chores associated with owning a home.
Did you know that about 85% of the population will experience disabling lower back pain at least once in their lives?! And, according to one researcher, the problem is so bad that at any one time, 6 – 8 % of the adult population is suffering from an episode of lower back pain lasting more than 2 wks. What is even worse is that most people do not know what to do if they have a lower back problem.
Some are told it will go away on it’s own.
Others are told that they will have to learn how to live with it.
Then there are those who are told that taking drugs & medication is the answer to their problem. What is unfortunate is that while all health practitioners have good intentions, a lot of these recommendations are misdirected and will result in the patient’s back condition to worsen. Many times this will lead to the need for surgery & most times after surgery, your back is just never the same again.
Signs & symptoms that you have a lower back problem include but are not limited to the following:
Other symptoms that you may not associate with lower back problems: constipation, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), impotence, infertility, bladder infections, urinary tract infections, bed-wetting, frequent urination, groin pain/pulls, weak knees & ankles & propensity to sprains of the knees & ankles.
Now, if you’ve been told your back problem is due to a DISC PROBLEM, this is what you need to know. Discs do not slip. They are attached to the vertebrae they sit in between & actually join the spinal bones together. They act as spinal shock absorbers, help maintain proper spinal posture & give your spine its flexibility & strength. Discs can swell, bulge, rupture & degenerate but they do not slip. And this too can be a source of lower back &/or leg pain as well as many of the symptoms previously mentioned.
Some BACK FACTS to consider…
All of these will cause painful spinal joints, irritated spinal nerves & any of the symptoms & other health conditions previously related to problems with the lower back.
The sad thing is that most people do not know what to do if they or their children start suffering with lower back pain. Most often they are told to take drugs. Pain-killers, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories or combinations thereof are often prescribed. And even if these do mask the symptoms, they DO NOT address the cause of the problem. They do however carry the risk of side- effects such as stomach bleeds, digestive upset, kidney & liver problems.
This is just too risky a trade-off especially when you consider that the drugs are just masking the problem. They cover up but do not cure and in all my years of practice I have not come across someone having a health problem because they were NOT taking medication.
I have seen however, countless patients have serious lower back problems because they were told to take drugs and all the while they thought they felt better, they were doing more damage to their back because they couldn’t feel it due to the drugs.
Other back facts that low back pain sufferers should know…
Why are the results so overwhelmingly in favour of chiropractic ?
Because chiropractors have helped millions of people with low back pain problems, often saving them from pain, disability, drugs and surgery.
The chiropractor’s purpose is to make your spine and it’s nerves, discs and muscles healthier, stronger & more stable by correcting your spinal misalignments.
Anyone suffering from a back problem should see a chiropractor as this may make the difference between a life of ease, health & comfort or a life of pain, disease & disability.
To find out more you may contact us to request your free LOW BACK PAIN REPORT or schedule your FREE CONSULTATION. Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE ( 5433 ).