The journal Spine has a new report that claims patients with acute low back pain many times develop chronic symptoms. Acute low back pain can result from lifting something incorrectly while bending at the waist, picking up something as little as a pen or paper that fell on the floor, repetitive stress or straining ligaments or muscles in the back. Patients describe it as an episode of temporary pain that will resolve itself in under 90 days.
605 acute back pain patients were in a new study. 13% still had back pain after 6 months, 19% developed chronic symptoms after 2 years. Some of these patients had persistent pain while others experienced occasional episodes of pain.
In another study, 73% of patients reported re-occurrence of back pain and the majority of the patients stated the amount of pain worsened each time they got back pain.
So, what does all this mean to you? If you experience back pain, you should never ignore the pain as it’s a signal to you that something is wrong and it could be the beginning of a chronic problem if you do not take care of it right away.
Fortunately research shows chiropractic is the most effective way to prevent back pain from worsening or reoccurring. At our office Hometown Family Wellness Center located in Freehold, NJ, Dr. Russell Brokstein is a chiropractor with 14 years of experience in helping patients who experience back pain and preventing it from becoming a chronic condition. By using various chiropractic techniques and therapeutic stretching and exercises, Dr. Russell helps correct the causes of your back pain and prevent future ones. For more information about our practice click this link: www.chiropractorfreehold.com and contact our office to see how chiropractic can help you without drugs or surgery.