Here is a little video that the American Chiropractic Association put together to help teach a few simple tips to keep your back healthy when you are moving around in your daily life. Take a look.
And the good news is that more groups are supporting chiropractic and this conservative approach to back pain treatment. If you have back pain and haven’t tried chiropractic, give us a call at 206-624-3590
“Back pain remains one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctors, and one of the most common conditions for which doctors prescribe pain medications. Since the overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers in the United States remains a major public health problem, it’s essential for health care consumers to understand that spinal manipulation and other non-drug treatments can relieve back pain and other common musculoskeletal conditions safely and effectively.
The American College of Physicians and other health care groups now support the use of conservative non-drug approaches to back pain before turning to riskier options such as prescription pain medications and surgery. In addition, the Joint Commission, which accredits all major hospital systems in the United States, released new pain management standards this summer that require hospitals to provide non-drug pain treatments.”