Convenient Downtown Seattle Location

Lesson of the Day: Back Pain Facts

Lesson of the Day: Back Pain Facts

In the spirit of back to school, we wanted to teach you a few things about back pain you might not have known.

  • 10% of people develop chronic low back pain, an epidemic that costs society up to $100 billion a year
  • Spinal manipulation is one of the only treatments consistently recommended for dealing with acute back pain
  • Far too many people don’t visit a chiropractor for their pain and instead choose to pop over-the-counter pain medication at alarming rates
  • Exercise is a crucial step to recovery from back pain.  It’s important to exercise your whole body, not just the back, to increase your mobility, strength and endurance
  • One of the biggest predictors of chronic back pain is known as “pain avoidance behavior” which means once you get the pain, you do everything you can to avoid anything that will cause pain
  • For Acute Low Back Pain – Early intervention (treatment) leads to better outcomes
  • For Chronic Low Back Pain – Focus on strengthening and endurance exercises

Related Blogs

Posted by Michele | September 20, 2018
Downtown Seattle Back and Neck Pain Specialists
Suffering from back or neck pain? Call 206-624-3590, make an appointment today and find out how the chiropractic approach can relieve pain, increase flexibility, increase range of motion and improve...
Posted by Michele | September 19, 2018
Neck Pain? Our #Seattle #Chiropractors are here to help. Call 206-624-3590 today. Same Day Appts Available.
Everyday Hillclimb's Seattle chiropractic team of Dr. Matt Brown-Ruegg and Dr. Sarah Flood help people with neck pain. If you have neck pain and haven't tried chiropractic or maybe you...
Posted by Michele | September 14, 2018
Spinal Manipulation Can Ease Your Aching Back
courtesy of the ACA (American Chiropractic Association) Dr. Lauretti Discusses Research Supporting the Use of Spinal Manipulation for Back Pain In a Consumer Reports article, William Lauretti, DC, discusses a new study...