CANADIANS ARE NO STRANGERS TO PAIN
According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) 2017 report, All Pain, No Gain: Shining a Light on Canada’s Back Pain and Opioid Crisis, almost 90 per cent of Canadians have experienced muscle and/or joint pain in the last year, the most common being back pain and headache.
Pain affects the way people work, play and generally live. In fact, the World Health Organization reports lower back pain as a leading cause of disability worldwide. And a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that back pain was the most common diagnosis for which emergency and family physicians prescribed opioids.
That’s why more attention is being paid to muscle and joint health, and pain prevention. A person’s musculoskeletal (MSK) system includes bones, muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments, and it supports every movement a person makes.
Research demonstrates that many conditions can be managed through patient education, exercise and manual therapies rather than through surgery or medication. And nine in ten Canadians who have used a chiropractor to help with their muscle and joint pain believe that it improved their quality of life.
The word “chiropractic” is derived from “chiro,” meaning “hand,” and the Greek word “praktikos,” meaning “practical,” reflecting the hands-on, non-invasive approach of modern practitioners. Canada’s chiropractors play a key role in helping Canadians better manage their muscle and joint pain through non-invasive treatments that support the body’s spine, muscle and nervous system.
With clinical tools and specialized training, chiropractors are uniquely positioned to offer treatment through active care and preventive strategies, like patient education and exercises.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
If you suffer from musculoskeletal pain, give us a call. We can discuss your condition if you have any questions and we can get you in quickly to ease your discomfort. Try something new, try something effective, try Chiropractic!
With excerpts from the Globe and Mail