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​Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the one of the most common health complaints, affecting 8 out of 10 people at

some point during their life. The annual cost of low back pain in the United States is over 100 billion

dollars. Back pain is the third most common reason for a trip to the doctors office and the number

one reason for disability worldwide. If you are suffering from low back pain here is some good

information on the topic:

 

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a very common condition which will affect 67% of the population​ at some point in time throughout their life. 50-85% of patients report that they experience persistent and recurrent neck pain 1 to 5 years after initial onset. Chiropractic adjustments have been studied and found to be an effective tool to conservatively treat this condition. The research listed here is a small sample on the effectiveness of chiropractic care with reference to neck pain. 

 

Headaches

The world health organization states half of the worlds population (3.5 billion) has experienced a headache in the past year. They also state that 4% (212 million) of the worlds adult population has a headache on 15 or more days per month. These individuals experience a minimum of 180 headaches a year. Collectively, headaches are the third leading cause of disability worldwide. 

 

Cervical Curve

The cervical curve is an integral part of the nervous system - we have natural curves built into our spine to allow for proper weight bearing properties and so the spinal cord and brain stem are in relaxed positions. When you see a loss of the curve, these stress points in the spine change and this results in altered biomechanics, as well as, increased degenerative processes in the vertebrae. Below are interesting research articles about the cervical curve and its importance: