Pain makes us a bit self-centered instead of life-centered which is completely logical and logically universal. People globally experience pain, back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, much of which is spine-centered. Luckily, Augusta chiropractic care is locally accessible to help manage as well as alleviate spine-related pain.
GLOBAL IMPACT OF SPINE AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CONDITIONS
Data from a worldwide study that followed spine pain (neck pain and low back pain) sufferers from 1990 to 2019 found that the “years lived with disabilities,” incidence, and prevalence of both spine issues rose significantly. Worldwide, neck pain and low back pain were noted to burden public health significantly, particularly as people get older, being most problematic in middle age and older. Data also suggested that these two conditions were more common in women and middle-aged groups and more frequent in higher socioeconomic indexed countries. (1) Not counting low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis, the same Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 reported that “other musculoskeletal disorders” rose by 123.4% from 221 million to 494 million people from 1990 to 2019. With over 150 different conditions involving bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the spine under the umbrella of “other musculoskeletal disorders,” health loss comprising death and disability due to musculoskeletal disorders is estimated to keep growing. From 2020 to 2050, it is expected to increase by 115% to 1060 million cases. More women are impacted by 47.4% than men. The prevalence of these disorders topped out between 65 and 69 years of age for both men and women. (2) We at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic take care of all types of spine related musculoskeletal disorders in addition to neck and back pain. Studies like these inspire us to keep up with spine research to assist you, our Augusta chiropractic patient, in the best possible way.
UNDERSTANDING STANDING AND BACK PAIN
Back pain and neck pain are definitely two of our most typical painful spinal conditions at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic…and standing is a daily requisite! Everyone’s spine is a little different. How we each stand is a bit different…and that matters! A new study found that greater variations in lumbar lordosis (spinal curvature) like upright standing posture in a little more extension or more prominent curvature like kyphosis may well impact musculoskeletal reaction as far as spinal loading and trunk muscle force. (3) We encourage thinking about good posture which can beneficially influence your actually having good posture which includes standing up straight.
UNDERSTANDING SITTING AND BACK PAIN
And sitting is another activity of daily living that we all do often without a second thought (until pain forces us to think about it all the time!). In a new study, researchers reported that unsupported sitting increased intradiscal pressure by about 30% compared to upright standing. Intradiscal pressures were greater for sitting than standing when back angles were less than 20 degrees and higher for standing than sitting when the angles were more than 20 degrees. Knowing about spinal responses like these are critical in the world of occupational health where lumbar musculoskeletal disorders are a major concern. (4) Your Augusta chiropractor works with each of our patients to keep him/her functioning with as little pain as possible!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jay Young on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes relieving, gentle treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of acute low back pain due to degenerative disc disease.
Make your Augusta chiropractic appointment now to see us to get rid of the spine-related pain that is keeping you self-centered and not out enjoying life.