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Have Back Pain? Limit Your Exposure and See a Chiropractor First

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on August 14, 2020

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Back pain has become the single leading cause of disability in the world. In American alone, approximately 31 million people experience lower back pain at any given time, and up to 80 percent of the world’s population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Recognizing the causes and risk factors for back pain can help you to avoid severe back pain. Knowing your options for back pain treatment will help you avoid a trip to the ER and find relief fast. 

What Causes Back Pain? 

There are several causes of back pain, including: 

  • Poor posture 
  • Improper lifting 
  • Obesity
  • Improper footwear 
  • Inactive lifestyle  
  • Strains, sprains, and other injuries 
  • Bulging or herniated discs 
  • Arthritis 

Who is Most at Risk of Developing Back Pain? 

While back pain is a common ailment that most will experience at least once in their lifetime, you may be more likely to develop frequent, severe, or chronic back pain if you: 

  • Are older than 30 
  • Have a physically demanding job 
  • Have poor posture 
  • Excess weight 
  • Smoke 
  • Have other conditions that can worsen the presence of back pain 
  • Are involved in a motor vehicle accident or sustain a sports injury 

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain Treatment 

Chiropractic care is an effective and non-invasive form of back pain treatment. According to consumer surveys, chiropractic back pain treatment outperformed other treatment options, including medications, Pilates, yoga, and deep-tissue massages. Chiropractic back pain treatment may include: 

Finding Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment in Joplin 

Back pain can interfere with your day to day life and, left untreated, can worsen over time. Dr. Steven Skaggs has been providing chiropractic back pain treatment for over twenty years. He has become a cornerstone of the Joplin community for his patient-centered approach in creating a custom back pain treatment plan for each patient based on their needs and symptoms. 

Your first visit will include a physical exam and a review of your symptoms, your medical history, and a discussion of your treatment options. In most cases, same-day treatment is provided to help alleviate painful symptoms right away. 

Do you need back pain treatment in Joplin? Avoid urgent care and the ER, Call our office today at (417) 624-4242 to schedule an appointment.


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