Spinal pain is one of society’s most frequent complaints. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Physicians reported that about 9 out of 10 adults experience spinal pain at some point in their life, and 5 out of 10 working adults have spinal pain every year. According to a 2010 study published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, spinal pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
Spinal pain can originate from muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other spinal structures. Spinal pain can range from dull to sharp, be constant or intermittent, appear localised or travel to other regions of the body. One of the key things that needs to be addressed with spinal pain is where the pain is originating from.
Pain, at a physiological level, is stimulation of sensitive nerve endings either by chemical or mechanical means. This commonly occurs through injury and its purpose is to inform us of tissue damage. So simply put pain is one of the mechanisms our bodies have to let us know there is something going on that it wants a bit of help dealing with.
At Total Balance chiropractic our aim is to get to the cause of your pain rather than just treating a symptom to give you relief from your pain and lasting postural changes through the use of ABC™
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