Back Pain is the most common reason for missed work.
One of the most common problems that result from back pain is lost time at work.
Back pain facts:
- Lower back pain (lumbar pain) is the most common reason for employees calling in sick
- 50% of American employees admit to having problems with back pain each year
- The cost of back pain in lost wages, medicine, and doctor’s visits is as high as $50 billion annually
For people whose livings are made doing physical work, such as construction, landscaping, manufacturing, driving and many other professions, chronic back pain can mean the end of a career and serious financial hardship for themselves and their families.
Common causes of back pain.
A chiropractor’s advice for relieving back pain.
Many patients feel that surgery is the only answer to chronic back pain. However, while surgery is sometimes necessary for severe injuries, most people suffering from back pain can get relief with chiropractic adjustment.
There are several things that Dr. Golay and the team at Golay Chiropractic can do to reduce or eliminate your back pain.
The first step is a thorough examination to determine the cause and the nature of the back problem. This will involve a physical exam and possibly X-rays or an MRI to determine exactly what’s going on with your back.
Once the problem is diagnosed, treatment is usually a multi-pronged approach that might include manipulation or spinal adjustments, massage, nutritional changes, exercise and/or physical therapy.