To The Canadian Health Resource Centre.
At any given time, a stagering 6 Million people in the United States are experiencing some form of lower back pain.
The cost of approximately $50 Billion Dollars is the toll on the American helath Care Insurance system anually. The odds are that you will
experience some form of back pain in your life. Many people suffer daily and some relief can be found in simply reading that you are not alone.
This website is a open resource for people suffering with back pain, neck pain or sciatica to come and share experiences and
knowledge to help those just entering into this affliction.
Manipulation is one of several established forms of treatment used for back problems.
Used primarily by Chiropractors, manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently.
Emphasis on treatment and cost effectiveness are now at the forefront of insurance carriers and this type of treatmenr is receiving global attention.
Some of the common treatments used by orthopedic specialists:
Cortisone is a catabolic steroid which is intended to reduce inflammation by killing off the tissue in the inflamed area.
Just like cortisone shots, anti-inflammatory medications do not identify or address the cause of your pain and for many people, they deliver little pain relief.
Very rarely is a surgery the answer to curing back problems
Physical Therapy (PT)
chances are the PT will simply confirm the diagnosis from the doctor, however the hope should be that they take the extra step to look for the root cause of your pain.
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