“Ouch!” Maybe you were pulling some weeds in the garden, unloading the groceries, or picking up your child out of the car’s child seat. Or maybe you just woke up one morning in pain and couldn’t move your neck or back. You’ve injured yourself and need treatment.
There are many dangerous risks and complications that can occur with surgery including pain, infection, anesthesia effects, blood clots, operation failure, and more. So why are so many people skipping safe and effective conservative care and going under the knife? Unfortunately for most people, it is simply not knowing their options and doing what they are told by their medical doctor who has not considered conservative care before invasive treatments.
By now you must have heard about the growing drug crisis in the United States on what the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is calling “the worst drug epidemic in history.” Painkillers are being prescribed, ingested, and abused at a frightening rate with opiod-related deaths reaching an annual 17,000 per year and rising, and hospitalizations due to opiod addiction quadrupling from 2007-2010. One of the main issues is the lack of education and utilization of evidence-based alternative health care.
Everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. That risk is increased for some more than others depending on factors such as genetics, poor posture, diet, exercise, work habits, sleep, stress levels, and injuries. Some will experience severe back pain, while others may experience minor aches and pains – a weary sign that there are underlying issues.
Look around at the people in public, at work, and even in your home. Chances are you will see cases of text neck, people tilting their heads downward to look at their electronic devices. Now you might be saying, “Everyone does it so what’s the big deal?” As seen in the image below, the greater the angle at which you tilt your head downward, the more weight and strain is placed on your neck/cervical spine. Repeating this over time can lead to neck pain, spinal degeneration, headaches, pinched nerves, and arthritis. You may also experience inflammation and tension in your muscles. Read more