By Dr. Andrew Adamski, Toronto Chiropractor
Back pain is often frustrating and mystifying.
There may be no apparent reason why your back “breaks down” suddenly. Twisting quickly doing up a shoelace or just sneezing may produce severe and debilitating pain in your back.
Obviously these articles by themselves do not cause the problems, otherwise it would have happened thousands of times before. Back pain in such instances is caused usually by an accumulation of stresses over a long period of time. The insignificant body action being performed when the pain occurs is usually the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
This is where the apparent mystery of back pain unfolds. Because the body is such a magnificent piece of equipment it will compensate for problems by recruitment of other muscle groups. Eventually, the body can no longer compensate for these cumulative stresses and pain results. So it is what you do on a daily basis over a period of years that determines to a great extent whether you will or will not experience back pain.
Spinal disease accounts for a very small percentage of back problems approximately 10 % so cumulative biomechanical stresses are the major cause of back problems. Minimizing the daily biomechanical stresses to your back is essential if you are to stay pain free.
Dr. Adamski is accepting new patients at the Pacific Wellness on Wednesday and Saturday. He offers 15 min. complementary consultations (Exams and Adjustments not included). Please call us at 416-929-6958 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.