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Low Back Pain

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According to the World Health Organization: Low back pain is a very common health problem worldwide and a major cause of disability – affecting performance at work and general well-being.

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We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and to help you understand critical health care and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

According to the American Spinal Decompression Association:

Low back pain (LBP) affects at least 80% of us some time in our lives and perhaps as many as 20-30% of us at any given time.

A team of Duke Medical Center researchers have found that patients suffering from back pain consume more than $90 billion in health-care expenses annually, almost three times as much money as spent on breast cancer!

Back pain is second only to upper respiratory conditions as the stated cause of work loss.

A common misconception often cited is that 90% of back pain will go away on its own without treatment. However, a study published in the European Spine Journal in 2003, showed that the reported proportion of patients who still experienced pain after 12 months was 62% (range, 42-75%), dispelling the popular notion that up to 90% of low back pain episodes resolve spontaneously within 1 month.

The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases reports:

Low back pain causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide. According to new research, and one in 10 people across the globe suffer from an aching lower back.

Low back pain is responsible for about one third of work-related disability.

“Back pain is the number one cause of lost work days in the U.S,” said Dr. Anders Cohen, chief of neurosurgery and spine surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, in New York City.

Compared to 291 other health conditions, researchers found that low back pain causes more global disability than any other health problem studied.

Ignoring your pain is putting you at a greater risk of disability and chronic pain. Get it looked at TODAY!

If you still feel that you are struggling with low back pain, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.

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Algonquin Chiropractic Center
2210 Huntington Drive North
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 854-2000

Avoid Injuries While “Decking the Halls”

Avoid Holiday Injuries – Tips from an Algonquin Chiropractor

It is that time of year again. Everyone is full of holiday cheer and getting out their lights to decorate their homes. According to statistics over 86% of Americans annually decorate their home and 50% of them hang lights outside their home. Climbing ladders to decorate the highest ledge can get very dangerous and it is important to take precaution.

It has been stated that in the most frequently reported holiday season’s emergency calls; 34% were from falls, 11% came in with lacerations and 10% were due to back strains. If you’re already having back pain visit an Algonquin chiropractor before you attempt any strenuous decorating. Don’t be one of the roughly 50,000 Americans that are estimated to take a trip to the emergency room this winter.Avoid Holiday Injuries by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

Here are 5 precautions you can take to lower the risk of injury while decking the halls this season:

1. Stretch before and after any strenuous activity to avoid pulling or straining muscles especially if you will be spending time in the cold weather.

2. Wear thick gloves to keep warm and avoid any contact you may have with sharp objects.

3. Use a harness to avoid falls when decorating out-doors as extra protection for those really high areas. Do not rely only on ladders.

4. Keep the concrete salted to avoid slipping when stepping down. Not all hard falls are from high up.

5. Use step stools when decorating in-doors. Do not skip a step and use the furniture.

As you can see all of these accidents can be avoided but they are called “accidents” for a reason. Remember to keep calm and move at a slow pace. If at any time you notice back pain call an Algonquin chiropractor and set up an appointment to get it checked out.

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Algonquin Chiropractic Center
847-854-2000
2210 Huntington Drive North
Algonquin, Il 60102

Water – The Foundation of a Healthy Lifestyle

By Anthony Galante

Numerous studies show that the minimal water requirements of inactive adults who live in normal temperate climates are approximately 1 to 3.1 liters a day.

Cool beverages of 50-60 degrees are the best forms of fluid for the body.

Fluids with salt are beneficial because they increase thirst and helps replace what’s lost through sweat.

Avoid fruit juices, carbohydrate gels, sodas, alcohol, and high-sugar sports drinks.

Signs of Dehydration
Thirst
Weakness
Nausea
Irritability
Dizziness
Confusion
Decreased performance
Headache

Water – The Foundation of a Healthy Lifestyle

Sources:
www.acatoday.org

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