Did you know that nearly four out of five Kiwi’s will suffer from back pain?
it’s the second highest reason for seeing a doctor; and apart from the common cold, it’s the main reason people take time off work.
Back pain can come on suddenly with no warning or it can build slowly over time. The pain can be intense, sharp and debilitating, especially when you move, or it can be a dull constant ache. It can make sitting, standing, walking or lying down uncomfortable. It may come and go, or it may be always there. It may last anything from a few days to months, or even years!
Back pain traditionally was more of a problem as you got older. As after the age of 30, your spinal discs (that act as shock absorbers) start to dry out and lose flexibility. But due to today’s lifestyle, many young people are developing back problems. Often the chairs they spend many hours in have too little support, which creates an unnatural torque in their pelvis.
There are many causes of back pain, but the end result is the same. Often it’s worry and frustration, depression, lack of sleep, weight gain, and a decreased motivation to do anything due to the pain.
The pain or stiffness you feel is often just a symptom of an underlying problem. It’s your body’s way of telling you something’s not right, so check it out.
At Ellerslie Chiropractic, we do a full spinal examination to really see where the problem is coming from. If it will be helpful we order X-rays to help rule out any pathological concerns, and to fully assess the state of your spine and its alignment. This means we can specifically address the core issue as well as helping relieve your pain.
So don’t let pain hold you back from doing what you want to be doing. Contact us today and let’s get started!