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why does my back ache?

US department of Labor estimates that 100 million work days per year are lost due to back pain!

Carrying the kids on your shoulders, cleaning the floors, lifting groceries out of the car, or a little extra up front (that’s the pendulous abdominal syndrome). Lifting, bending and twisting, or worse yet, sitting all day at work. Add to this a slip and fall or a previous car accident and it’s not difficult to understand why studies show that approximately 80% of Australians will suffer from lower back pain at some time in their life. Many times back pain begins after just bending to pick up a pencil. Now, it’s not the pencil causing your back pain, but rather your lower back’s structure (meaning the muscles, joints, discs, and vertebrae) has lost its normal functioning, and therefore could not provide the necessary support to your spine. Chiropractors dedicate themselves to finding the cause of your lower back pain. Combining your spinal adjustments with proper exercises, stretches, and a well balanced diet are the keys to reducing or eliminating your lower back pain. Chiropractors are the most proficient and skilled in treating lower back pain!

Source: Cassidy, J.D., et al, “Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Low-Back Pain.” Canadian Family Physician. 1985; Vol. 31 pp. 535-540.

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