Did you know that back pain is the second most common reason to see a U.S. doctor, and that 75% of Americans experience foot pain during their lives? Chronic pain is far from uncommon, and many Americans do not realize that symptoms, and different types of pain, are often interrelated. What are the most common pains, and how should you go about treating them?
Back and Foot Pain
In 2009, as many as 30% of adults suffered from back pain. Back pain, including low back strain, is extremely common, and it can significantly impact the quality of our lives. According to HealthCentral.com, “People who are living with chronic back pain experience problems with work, sleep, leisure activities, and even sex. All of this, when combined with the persistent pain, can contribute to sometimes severe depression.” On top of it all, back pain is often associated with headaches, and people who experience back pain are also likely to experience other chronic pain, like foot pain, too.
Did you know that Americans take an average of 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day, and spend up to four hours on their feet? With each step you take, feet withstand force up to 50% more than your body weight. Pain can affect all areas of the foot, but the most common pain is toe pain, typically caused by ill-fitting shoes.
Treatment for Back Pain, and More
Did you know that chiropractic is one of the top two health professions, and chiropractic clinics are at large in more than 70 different countries? The American College of Rheumatology suggests that chronic pain suffers may benefit from manipulation of the spine. Chiropractors focus on doing just that. Chiropractors are versatile, too, and can treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, foot pain, and more. The treatment is completely drug and chemical free, and, according to the American Chiropractic Association, one of the only side effects is mild aches and soreness that resolve themselves within two days, at most. A reliable chiropractor can be a solution to chronic pain. If pain is new and untreated, however, make sure to see your doctor for any back pain that lasts longer than three days.
Back pain, headaches, and foot pain plague thousands, perhaps even millions, of people all over the world. A chiropractor can help relieve headaches and depression associated from chronic back and foot pain. Helpful research also found here.