According to AmericanSpinal.com, at least 80% of people experience low back pain some time in their lives. While low back pain can occur at any age, it’s most prevalent with people in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Who is most likely to get low back pain? Generally, it’s people who live sedentary lifestyles or people who do “back-breaking” manual labor.
Some people try various drugs to relieve their back pain. Others choose to visit chiropractors like Dr. Barker at New City Chiropractic in Lakeland, Florida. A good chiropractor can help a person heal their low back pain over time so it’s no longer debilitating. When someone has chronic low back pain it interferes with their ability to get normal life done in a normal way. For instance, it’s hard to sit for long periods of time, so they can’t go to the movies or to wedding receptions or any other host of activities. Meanwhile, the back pain can get so bad that they “call off work.” It’s not easy to stand or sit for eight hours while trying to accomplish multiple tasks at work when one’s lower back feels like a Mack truck hit it.
Your body’s musculoskeletal structure needs to be in its proper position for you to function well. When it’s not, you’ve got pain. Oftentimes, low back pain means your spine needs an adjustment, which can be done by a chiropractor using his or her hands. The chiropractor manipulates your body in such a way that mobility is restored to your joints and inflammation is reduced. Sometimes a controlled and sudden force may be used to help accomplish the task at hand. Ideally, a chiropractor helps you regain your range and quality of motion.
Are you the type of person who’d rather be strong and silent, suffering with your pain? If so, that’s not the best life! If you’re apprehensive about visiting a chiropractor, for whatever reason, you should call New City Chiropractic today at 863-940-3444. Ask lots of questions. Don’t be shy. Then, if you feel like chiropractic care is something you want to pursue, make an appointment to see Dr. Barker. You don’t HAVE to have chronic low back pain. Chiropractors are known for being the ones who help people alleviate their low back pain– you should try it and see for yourself how it helps!