Right now, 2 million Australians are suffering back pain. They are spending over a billion dollars on medications, tests and treatments and causing over 7 billion dollars per year in lost productivity. Sadly, Chiropractic care is often one of the last points of call when it comes to treating back pain, when it should be one of the first! We are here to help and offer relief so you can get back to earning and above all, LIVING!
At a personal level, people lose income, curtail their sport and stop doing the recreational things they enjoy. Guilt and frustration creeps in when people cannot do their normal activities of daily living and other family members feel the strain. Poor sleep, reduced exercise, and side effects of some medications all add to a person’s experience with pain and this can lead to an inability to deal with stressors of work and family life. People with back disorders report 2.5 times more depression. Early treatment is critical and you should not have more than 2 days of bed rest before seeking treatment.
A short trial of Chiropractic Care can often give fast relief and then advice on lifestyle changes plus home exercise and stretches come into play so you can self-manage. Once you’re back to health with retrained muscle and movement patterns, your chiro may suggest maintenance care to prevent any future occurrences. Prevention saves time and money by helping you stay well. It stops a niggling becoming a nightmare!
For more information, please follow the Early retirement and the financial assets of individuals with back problems link.