The prestigious Health Policy Institute, a publication of Georgetown University, has published an article entitled “Chronic Back Pain.” The report states, “Back problems are among patients’ most frequent complaints to their doctors. Nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain. Some 16 million adults — 8 percent of all adults — experience persistent or chronic back pain, and as a result are limited in certain everyday activities. Back pain is the sixth most costly condition in the United States. Health care costs and indirect costs due to back pain are over $12 billion per year. Adults with back pain are more likely to use health care services than adults without back pain. Many of the indirect costs of the condition are related to missed days of work and disability payments.”
The article also reports the following findings:
- Back pain is a leading cause of work-loss days.
- Adults with back pain spend almost 200 million days in bed a year.
- Back pain affects adults of all ages and incomes.
- One in four adults with back pain is in fair to poor physical health.
- Feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or hopelessness are common among adults with back pain. They also experienced psychological distress, including feelings of anger and depression.
Back pain can be physically and mentally debilitating, while the financial impact can be devastating. People with chronic back pain need and want relief, and many sufferers have sought relief through chiropractic care.
The Health Policy Institute article also mentioned chiropractic healthcare. “People who see chiropractors are more satisfied with their care. Many people with back pain also visit chiropractors. Although people with back pain are more likely to go to a physician than to a chiropractor for relief, back pain patients who see chiropractors report that they are more satisfied with their care than those who see medical doctors. Patients who see chiropractors are more likely to say that their provider explained their treatment and provided advice on self-care.”
People in Greenville, SC who suffer from back pain can turn to Chiropractic Health Center for outstanding chiropractic care. Chiropractic Health Center treats all forms of back pain, including neck pain, upper and mid back pain, lower back pain, spine disc bulge, herniation, degenerative disc, and sciatica.
Chiropractic Health Center takes a comprehensive approach to wellness and health. Their services include chiropractic, spinal disc decompression, foot levelers care, K-laser therapy, physical therapy mobility services, personal injury, massage therapy, nutrition, and weight loss.
Chiropractic Health Center provides professional chiropractic care, physical rehab, massage therapy, and nutrition services in a friendly and professional environment. Led by Dr. Ari Kantor, the team strives to minimize pain, maximize function, and achieve optimal health by treating the cause of pain and not just the symptoms.