Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life. For many people, the pain can keep them from work, school, or even their day-to-day activities. Back pain will often go away on its own, after two to six months. However, left untreated, there is an 80 per cent chance that your back pain will recur.
Why suffer needlessly, or take the chance that the pain will come back? If you have back pain, early treatment from a chiropractor can help you get on with your busy life.
One of the reasons back pain is so common is that it can be caused by so many different things:
- Work-related injuries
- Sports injuries
- Poor posture
- Car accidents
- Improper lifting
Any of these things can cause your spine to shift from its normal position or affect your range of motion. This results in pressure on the joints, muscles, and nerves in that area.
Chiropractors are primary care providers and back care specialists. This means they can see you without a referral from another medical doctor. It also means no long wait for a medical specialist, just relief from your back pain.
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