If you now suffer or have ever suffered from back pain, you are not alone. At some point, nearly everyone suffers from some sort of back pain. Back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and is the biggest reason people miss work. If you are lucky, your back pain will cease in just a few days, but sometimes it could take a whole lot longer.
Short-term back pain, referred to as acute, usually lasts from a day or two to a few weeks and is most often mechanical in nature. That is, the pain was caused due to the result of an injury from sports, work or an accident. The symptoms of this condition range from muscle ache to a stabbing pain. You may also suffer limited range of motion and flexibility.
If you suffer back pain for more than three months, it is then considered chronic. Chronic back pain is often progressive and the underlying cause can be somewhat difficult to determine.
As stated earlier, back pain affects most all Americans at some point. It occurs most often in both men and women between the ages of 30 and 50. This is due mainly as a result of the aging process, but other factors like a sedentary lifestyle are also to blame. As you age, the chances of experiencing back pain due to disc disease or spinal degeneration increases.
At Spinewise, we have several forms of back pain treatments. Clarington residents suffering from chronic back pain can find relief through chiropractic treatments. Contact us today to see what we can do for you