Back Facts to Keep You Active

March 20, 2018

Bottom Line: Nothing can slow you down faster than a bad back. It can be difficult to exercise, play sports, or even get to the grocery store when your back hurts. Age, lack of exercise, excess weight, improper lifting, and too many hours sitting can all result in low back pain. Research has shown that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. The good news is that researchers have also found that chiropractic care can not only help get you back on track after an injury, but could also help prevent future episodes of low back pain from occurring.


Why it Matters: Your spine is a marvel of engineering and design. Curves in your neck, mid-back, and low back distribute the load of gravity just like Roman architecture. The spinal discs act as a natural shock absorption system that is both strong and flexible. And winding its way through it all is our spinal cord and nerve roots- the magnificent communication system within our body. Keeping your back healthy is much more important than just avoiding aches and pains. A stable and supported back is essential to maintaining a high quality of life. Here are a few take away points:


- The nervous system is protected and housed within your spinal column as it travels to and from your brain to body


- Back pain is often caused by the muscles or discs of the spine


- Chiropractic care has been shown to help over 90% of people find relief from back pain while also providing a statistically significant improvement in function


Next Steps: We're holding an in-house workshop this Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.  It's completely FREE thanks to our generous sponsor Cryoactive Fitness Therapy in Rocky River.  The location of this workshop is at our state of the art wellness clinic Great Lakes Health & Wellness located at 29540 Center Ridge Rd in Westlake - at the Evergreen plaza next to Kolicks Jewelry.  We require that you RSVP - via phone call, email or Facebook event page because we'll run out of seat and you'll miss this great opportunity!  See you Wednesday.



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