Believe it or not, back pain is the leading cause of disability in Canada, even over conditions like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Over 80 percent of people will experience back pain in their lifetime and if not dealt with correctly, will have it re-occur frequently. Unfortunately, even with all the advances in health care technology and research, the prevalence of back pain continues to remain high. Medication can be a valuable tool in managing an intense period of back pain, but it does not address the cause of the problem and it is certainly not the best strategy for preventing back pain in the future. Most recently, the mistreatment of low back pain has been a prominent factor in the Canadian opioid crises.
At Thrive, our practitioners pride themselves on being up-to-date with the latest research in dealing with this huge health issue. As with most conditions, a specific diagnosis which identifies the cause of the back pain, as well as an individualized treatment plan, is crucial. Our practitioners rely on multiple tools to provide back pain relief. With proper education about the causes of back pain, hands-on therapy, a specific, active rehab plan, and activity modifications, most back pain is not complicated to manage.
It is very important to deal with back pain thoroughly. Our spine is an intricate system that is crucial to every aspect of our body’s function and overall well-being. Our chiropractors are spine-care experts who can help you recover from back pain and assist you maintaining the health of your spine to prevent future episodes.