Pain makes us a bit self-centered instead of life-centered which is entirely logical and logically universal. People globally experience pain, back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, a great deal of which is spine-centered. Fortunately, Easley chiropractic care is locally accessible to help manage as well as ease spine-related pain.
GLOBAL IMPACT OF SPINE AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CONDITIONS
Data from a worldwide study that tracked spine pain (neck pain and low back pain) patients from 1990 to 2019 revealed that the “years lived with disabilities,” incidence, and prevalence of both conditions increased significantly. Globally, neck pain and low back pain were recorded as burdening public health significantly, particularly as people get older, being most problematic in middle and older aged folks. Data also suggested that these two conditions were more common in women and middle-aged groups and more common 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 conveyed that “other musculoskeletal disorders” increased 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 including death and disability due to musculoskeletal disorders is expected to keep growing. From 2020 to 2050, it is predicted to increase by 115% to 1060 million cases. More women are affected 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 Young Chiropractic take care of all sorts of spine related musculoskeletal disorders in addition to neck and back pain. Studies like these inspire us to stay current with spine research to help you, our Easley chiropractic patient, in the best possible way.
UNDERSTANDING STANDING AND BACK PAIN
Back pain and neck pain are certainly two of our most typical painful spinal conditions at Young Chiropractic…and standing is a daily requisite! Everyone’s spine is a bit different. How we each stand is a bit different…and that matters! A new study recorded 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 response 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 daily activity that we all do often without any thought (until pain forces us to think about it all the time!). In a recent study, researchers wrote that unsupported sitting increased intradiscal pressure by about 30% in comparison to upright standing. Intradiscal pressures were greater for sitting than standing when back angles were less than 20° and higher for standing than sitting when the angles were greater than 20°. Knowing these types of spinal responses are vital in the world of occupational health where lumbar musculoskeletal disorders are a big problem. (4) Your Easley 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.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment now to visit us to get rid of the spine-related pain that is keeping you self-centered and not being life-centered.