Are you fed up with upper back pain that affects the quality of your life? You are not alone as four out of five people in the UK are back pain sufferers at some time in their life. The pain can be overwhelming and often the underlying problem is nothing serious and will resolve but the consequences can be costly both for the individual in terms of income and for employers in terms of lost productivity. Manual therapy such as chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy can be used to help the patient repair and prevent further episodes.
At Hiltingbury Chiropractic we use our gentle whole body chiropractic treatment approach together with advice on diet and exercise to aid recovery and to help patients avoid future recurrences.
- Back pain is very common; according to a survey published in 2000 almost half the adult population of the UK (49%) report low back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the year. (1)
- It is estimated that four out of every five adults (80%) will experience back pain at some stage in their life. (1)
- Although in most cases back pain is nothing serious and disappears spontaneously, the sheer number of people affected makes it a very costly condition imposing a considerable burden on the individual and society.
- Simple measures can be taken to reduce the chances of developing back pain and thereby reducing the impact of existing back pain.