Lower Back Pain

Many people in Singapore suffer from low back pain because of several factors that we will talk about below.

Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year and more than 10% of all people experience frequent bouts of low back pain.

Shot of a businessman rubbing his aching back while sitting at his desk in front of his computer

As long as it is healthy and functioning correctly, the low back can withstand tremendous forces without injury. Professional powerlifters can pick up several hundred pounds off the floor without injuring their low back. However, if the low back is out of adjustment or has weakened supporting muscles, something as simple as taking a bag of groceries out of the trunk of the car, picking something up off the floor, or simply bending down to pet the cat can cause a low back injury.

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Light Chiropractic adjustments can:

  • Improve Mobility in your lower back
  • Wake up with more movement
  • Move with more confidence
  • Lift without any restrictions
  • Treat disc herniations
  • Prevent disc herniations

Subluxations

Whenever there is a disruption in the normal movement or position of the vertebrae, the result is pain and inflammation. In the lumbar spine, these usually occur at the transition between the lower spine and the sacrum. Subluxations can lead to debilitating low back pain. Fortunately, subluxations are easily treatable and often times a significant reduction in pain is experienced almost immediately after treatment.  Chiropractic is the only trained profession that detects and corrects subluxations.  Chiropractors train for 4 years on the science, philosophy and art of Chiropractic.  There is no other formal trained profession that is qualified to talk about topics on life and well being more than Chiropractors are.

Disc Herniations

Contrary to popular belief, a herniated disc does not automatically mean that you are going to suffer from low back pain. In fact, one study found that almost half of all adults had at least one bulging or herniated disc, even though they did not suffer any back pain from it. On the other hand, herniated discs can be a source of intense and debilitating pain that frequently radiates to other areas of the body. Unfortunately, once a disc herniates, it rarely, if ever, completely heals. Further deterioration can often be avoided through regular chiropractic care, but a complete recovery is much less common.

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