80% of Australians will have back pain in their life.
So what are your realistic choices if you have back pain?
Over the counter pain relievers, known as NSAIDS, have side effects such as stroke, and bleeding in the stomach. They also can injure kidneys and your liver, especially if you drink alcohol.
Surgery? Surgery also has possible side effects such as infection, complications from anaesthesia, and sometimes the surgery simply doesn't reduce the pain at all.
Prescription drugs? The nightly news often tells us of the dangers of prescription pain killers. One study showed that prescription pain killers injure more people that cocaine and heroin combined.
Chiropractic has been in existence for over 150 years, and in the last few decades, science is catching up with what Chiropractors have been saying all along: "A misaligned spine will give you pain and problems".
This has become so evident over the years that even the prestigious "Journal of the American Medical Association" recommends Chiropractic FIRST for low back pain. Think about that for a moment. One of the most respected medical journals in the world recommends Chiropractic adjustments for low back pain.
As you read this, the statistics show that you either have had back pain, or you will develop it as some time. Geelong Spine Centre helps many patients with back pain each and every day. We have had patients tell us that they are pain free for the first time in their lives because of us. We feel pretty proud of that.
If you would like a consultation, ring our front desk and they will kindly help you and will answer any questions about Chiropractic and your pain.