Approximately 80% of people will experience a significant back pain episode at some point in their life.
Once you endure an episode of back pain, it is likely to recur, often within one year of initial onset.What a terrible thing!
What a terrible thing!
It is no wonder that billions of dollars are spent on back pain treatment each year and that professionals such the Chiropractors at AICA Marietta have a good outlook for job growth shortly – everybody is experiencing back pain and without receiving effective treatment.
So, what about those billions of dollars? Are they being spent well? Are they curing the pain with the expensive devices, surgeries, and medications they are paying for? In general, no.
The Rising Cost of Back Pain
The increasing cost of back pain treatment is not directly associated with lower incidences of back pain. On the contrary, the problem continues to worsen. Thus the growing need for studies that investigate the usefulness of several methods of back pain treatment and prevention.
When comparing the benefits of exercise, education, back belts, and shoe insoles, our team determined that the most effective approach to preventing back pain is through a combination of training and teaching.
Education refers to an in-office instruction from the healthcare provider about what causes back pain and strategies to prevent re-injuring the spine.
Knowledge is Power
When you come to our Marietta office, our goal is not to just provide expert, customized treatment, but to provide you with tools that help you avoid further harm to our back and allow it to heal properly.
Our Chiropractors will not just put you on a table, adjust you, and send you on your way, because if we don’t explain how to take care of your spine, you will be right back in our office for the same reason wondering why treatment isn’t helping.
The team at AICA Marietta will help empower you to make better choices and begin better habits to help you stay out of our office and stay feeling well.
You’ll also notice that our Chiropractors don’t push a lot of products on our patients, or prescribe insoles and back belts very often. That is because they have limited utility in preventing and treating back pain. Our medical staff only use them when necessary.
If you continue to injure your back time and time again and are looking for better solutions, contact us to set up an appointment.