According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), “back pain is the single leading cause of disability” throughout the world. It accounts for well over 264 million lost workdays ever year, and affects more than half the entire population of the United States. Experts even suggest that as many as 80% of all people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, which is likely why back pain is the third most common reason people schedule visits with their local physicians as well as “one of the most common conditions for which opioid pain medications are prescribed.” However, with the rise of opioid addiction, and the overall reliance on pharmaceuticals in healthcare creating an unsightly portrait of what the future holds, the ACA continues to encourage patients to seek other, less invasive avenues of treatment for back pain. This year, one recommended route is to take part in the “Move 4 Life” movement in consideration of National Chiropractic Health Month this October.
The “Move 4 Life” movement is all about urging people to get up and get active to enhance and sustain their musculoskeletal health and overall wellness. “As part of the campaign, chiropractors will provide information about musculoskeletal health and tips to stay active and prevent injury,” including information regarding why movement is so important. To give you a taste, here are just a few of the many reasons why movement is so vital to a person’s health (aside from simply preventing back pain):
- Movement can effectively reduce a person’s risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer.
- Movement can dramatically strengthen a person’s comprehensive musculoskeletal system, preventing bone, muscle, and/or joint pain and weakness that would inevitably lead to chronic pain or disability.
- Movement is essential to supporting ideal joint health, reducing one’s likelihood of suffering the many symptoms of degenerative joint disorders by supporting healthy synovial fluid production and sustaining the elasticity of your outer joint capsules.
If you are of one of the many American’s already suffering from serious/chronic back pain, or any other mobility-inhibiting condition, taking advantage of chiropractic care, and other forms of gentle musculoskeletal manipulation to effectively and safely approach your pain is a fantastic way to get your body ready to participate in the “Move 4 Life” movement! Not sure where to find incredible, highly-trained care specialists to help you out? Give our considerate healthcare professionals at Balanced Health & Wellness the chance to earn your trust by showing you what we can do for you today!
If you are looking for a highly-trained and experienced chiropractor anywhere in southern Michigan, call Balanced Health & Wellness today at 248.397.8122 or simply fill out the form in the sidebar to schedule your appointment.