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As of Thursday, April 6, 2017
Neighborhood Expert: Chiropractic Physician Dr. James M. Haug
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. It is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor. Half of working Americans have back pain symptoms each year. 31 million Americans experience low-back pain and eight of 10 people will experience lower back pain during their lives.
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture discs and irritate joints, all which can lead to back pain. Sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain and sometimes the simplest movements can cause back pain. Most cases of low back pain are not caused by serious conditions.
Chiropractors use exams and X-rays to determine whether chiropractic treatment is appropriate for a patient's condition or if they need a referral to another health care provider.
The most common and well-known therapeutic procedure performed by a doctor of chiropractic is a spinal manipulation (a "chiropractic adjustment”). The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to restore joint mobility by applying controlled force into the joints that have become restricted in movement. The restricted joints can be caused by improper lifting of a heavy object, twisting, or through repetitive stresses such as prolonged sitting, prolonged standing and poor spinal posture.
I have more than 28 years experience in helping patients with back and neck pain get better. For an appointment, please give me a call at 208-983-2458.