Back pain costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined

man pressing hand on sore lower back

According to the CSO, back pain is the most commonly reported chronic health condition in Ireland.

Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined.

Low back pain historically plagues individuals with the nagging inconvenience of discomfort without much prognosis for resolution other than pills or minimally successful surgery.

New studies consistently reveal that pain represents a much greater issue. *Researchers warn that those experiencing low back pain have a 13% increased risk of early death.

Paulo Ferreira, an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, said; “This is a significant finding as many people think that back pain is not life-threatening.”

Statistics show that five out of every six people will suffer from back pain at some point in their life. A connection to early death means that the prevention and treatment of lower back pain becomes an issue much greater than daily discomfort.

Mounting research confirms that the benefits of Chiropractic adjustments extend far beyond pain relief. The link between the presence of low back pain and increased risk of early death exists in the science of subluxations.

Subluxations identify as small, subtle shifts in vertebral alignment and movement. These shifts interfere with the nervous system and the vital autonomic functions of the body. Undetected and uncorrected subluxations negatively impact the control panel of all function in the body.

Chiropractic care not only addresses back pain but also targets improved performance and function in the nervous system. The goal of Chiropractic adjustments involves the optimal function of the body and the avoidance of needless pain, suffering, surgery, and early death.

Every man woman and child deserves to have their spine checked, have yours checked today, call Optimal Chiropractic on 021 487 8465.

*European Journal of Pain – February 17th 2017 doi: 10.1002/ejp.996
“Is this back pain killing me? All-cause and cardiovascular-specific mortality in older Danish Twins with spinal pain.”
M. Fernandez, E. Boyle, J. Hartvigsen, M.L. Ferreira, K.M. Refshauge, C.G. Maher, K. Christensen, J.L. Hopper, P.H. Ferreira

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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