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.
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 problem and this leads to an inability to deal with stresses of work and family life. People with back disorders report 2.5 times more depression. New research on the effects of less activity also suggest an increase risk of diabetes from inactive thigh muscles, which are needed to stimulate the normal handling of sugar in our diet.
Early treatment is critical and you should not have more than 2 days of bed rest before seeking treatment. Read through our website and learn more about our chiropractic approach. Download our Core Exercise sheet and start with the Cat-Camel stretch before seeing us for more advice.