Back pain can keep you from performing essential daily activities. Whether standing, bending over, sitting down at work, or even just getting out of bed, everything is affected.
The chiropractors at Sun Chiropractic have extensive experience treating both acute and persistent low back pain. We have had success treating thousands of low back pain patients from the St. James, Westwood, Crestview, and surrounding areas of Winnipeg.
We want to get you back to your life, pain-free as soon as possible.
A Simple Explanation For Back Pain
Here are some interesting statistics:
Up to 85% of people in Winnipeg will have back pain that requires treatment at some time in their life.
Every year 30% of North Americans will have low back pain that means that around 30% of people in St. James, Crestview and Westwood will have low back pain this year!
Back pain is the most common cause of activity limitation in people less than 45 years of age.
Back pain is the second most frequent reason for physician visits, the fifth ranking reason for hospital admissions.
We realize you have a choice in who you consider for the treatment of your low back pain and we sincerely appreciate your trust in choosing Sun Chiropractic. If you, a friend, or family member requires care for back pain, we would be happy to provide high quality care for you or them.
Your spine is made up of 24 bones stacked on top of each other with a soft "disc" between each segment to allow for flexibility. Normally, each joint in your spine should move freely and independently.
To help visualize this, imagine a normal spine functioning like a big spring moving freely in every direction. A spine with a joint restriction is like having a section of that spring welded together. The spring may still move as a whole, but a portion of it is no longer functioning.
Joint restrictions can develop in many ways. Sometimes they are brought on by an accident or an injury. Other times, they develop from repetitive strains or poor posture.
Being overweight, smoking, strenuous work, and emotional stress can make you more susceptible to problems. Restricted joints give rise to a self-perpetuating cycle of discomfort. Joint restriction causes swelling and inflammation, which triggers muscular guarding leading to more restriction.
Since your spine functions as a unit, rather than as isolated pieces, a joint restriction in one area of your spine often causes "compensatory" problems in another. Think of this as a rowboat with multiple oarsmen on each side.
When one rower quits, the others are placed under additional stress and can become overworked.
You may notice that your range of motion is limited. Movement may increase your discomfort. Pain from a restricted joint often trickles around your rib cage or up & down your spine. Be sure to tell your chiropractor if your symptoms include any chest pain, shortness of breath, unusual cough, indigestion or flu-like complaints.
Here's The Hope
You should recognize that your problem is common and generally treatable.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be among the safest and most effective treatments for many types of back pain especially those caused by restricted or altered joint movement.
Our office offers several tools to help ease your pain and speed your recovery.