Are you suffering from back pain? Chances are, you’re not alone. Most people will experience back pain in their lifetime. In fact, about 10% of American experience back pain at any given time. That’s 31 million people! Total, 80% of Americans experience back pain in their lifetime, adding up to 248 million people! What is little known, is that there are many ways to avoid it. At Dilliard Chiropractic P.C. located at El Cajon, we want to help prevent you from being one of the 47 million people who suffer from back pain every year.
At Dilliard Chiropractic P.C., we have come to realize that people with back pain are three times more likely to become inactive in their daily life. In turn, they also are three times more likely to be in poor health. Mentally speaking, people with back pain are five times more likely to be in psychological distress. Back pain can deter people from living a normal and healthy life. It can also cause debilitating stress on the body and the spirit, making it hard (mentally and physically) to get off the couch and be active. That’s where our chiropractors and chiropractic adjustments come in!
There are many causes of back pain, some are avoidable and some are unavoidable. Some forms of unavoidable back pain are trauma, aging, bone disease and viral infections. What we want to focus on is avoidable back pain. You can avoid back pain by being attentive to your posture, which can cause a misaligned spine. Straining muscles, having a weak core, smoking, and obesity caused by inactivity can be avoided so you can live a healthier life.
Retaining good posture can do more than just prevent back pain and neck pain! It can improve muscle tone, it prevents the “old age hump back", and it can also make breathing easier, and increase your self-confidence!