Are we more likely to have back pain the older we are? Are back pain and disability with age just a part of life? Maybe you’ve asked yourself these questions in the past but never really been able to find an answer. The science behind back pain and age is complex so it is important to be aware of the facts and what the current knowledge is. That is where a chiropractor may be able to help and that is why I decided to write this blog on ageing and back pain. We at Chiropractic Associates believe that knowledge is power so please read on!
Many of us lead a day to day life that involves a lot of sitting down. Sitting on our commute to work in the morning, at work for 8 hours, our commute home and when we relax in the evening. Many of us hold the belief that we must sit in a certain way - “good posture” - and that there is an unhealthy way to sit - “bad posture.” We may also believe that sitting itself is bad for our health, but is this actually the case?
We all value different activities in our lives. Whether that’s playing with the grandkids, being able to perform well at work, being able to walk around the supermarket or reach that new personal best in the gym. These are some examples of activities we cherish or strive for.
If you’re stuck at home, staying active through regular exercise will bring huge benefits, whether you have time around work or on the weekends or you have many hours in the day while at home. It can be overwhelming though: where do I start? Can I just jump into cardio? What about strength training? How often should I do it? Keeping reading on, I'll do my best to answer these questions!
We chiropractors here at Chiropractic Associates are able to utilise many different types of treatment during a visit and during your course of care. Our wide variety of techniques are proven to be safe, effective and a good value choice for the treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions - including back pain.
If you haven't read Part 1 yet, we recommend giving it a read! Find it by clicking here.
Low back pain and other musculoskeletal complaints remain the number one leading cause of disability worldwide (Global Burden of Disease 2015). The current methods of dealing with this crisis have - evidently - not been successful. Therefore, there have been many recent calls to action to change the way we all manage and treat low back pain - patient, practitioner and society as a whole (Lancet 2018).