Back pain in women has many potential causes. Several causes are more common (and can be exclusive) in women, while others can happen to anyone.
Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world affecting movement, performance at work, engagement at home and general well-being. You have a 70% chance of having at least one episode of back pain during your life and although it’s more common in adults its incidence in children is rising. In the US the cost of back pain is estimated to be $200 billion a year.
Women may experience lower back pain for a variety of different reasons:
- Childbirth – normal vaginal delivery and Caesarean Section
- Heavy breasts
Sometimes, this pain can be so debilitating that women are left barely able to move. One method of dealing with the pain is through Chiropractic care.
Did you know less than 10% of your nervous system perceives pain?
The other 90% is responsible for allowing your body function properly; it is possible to have nerve interference and feel perfectly healthy. How you feel is a poor judge of your health. By the time symptoms like pain appear, many problems are advanced.
While back pain may be common, it is not normal and is an indicator that further investigation is required.
You might wonder how Chiropractic care can help with some of these women’s health issues because Chiropractic is so often associated with the spine.
The spine houses and protects an integral part of your nervous system, allowing your brain to properly communicate to the rest of your body. Your team at Peak Chiropractic Centre looks beyond symptoms to identify warning signs that may signify that there are interferences with nerves affecting your health. These interferences in nerve communication can often be linked to misalignments in the spine and can bring about a number of health-related challenges.
The most positive research on Chiropractic care is on its effectiveness for relief of back pain.
The burden of low back pain is made worse by the fact that many treatments included under the umbrella of usual medical care, such as NSAIDs, steroid injections, spinal surgery and opioids, do not significantly decrease pain and may result in serious side effects.
Instigated largely as the result of the opioid crisis, many government and private organisations, including the FDA, the Joint Commission, and the American College of Physicians are now recommending the use of non-drug, non-surgical therapies for chronic pain, including low back pain. Chiropractic care is one of these recommendations.
If you are experiencing back pain, a check-up from a Chiropractor can help to rule out any serious underlying issues and help you get to the root cause of your pain.
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