Low-back pain affects more than 150 million Americans each
year -- that's 56% of the population! And until researchers
prove otherwise, it's probably safe to assume that this estimate
applies to the rest of the world. Doctors of chiropractic
know just how to handle back pain, and fortunately, they're
also great at diagnosing and treating many other disabling
conditions, including neck pain.
pain may be as frequent as low-back pain, at least according
to a recent study that posed two questions to 1,131 Canadians:
"In your lifetime, have you ever experienced neck pain?" and
"Do you have neck pain at the present time?" Two-thirds of
the patients reported experiencing neck pain in their lifetime
and 22.2% complained of neck pain at the time of the study.
Whether you live in the United States or Canada, Belgium
or Brazil, back and neck pain can strike anyone at anytime.
Wherever you are, ask yourself these same two questions about
neck pain. If you answer "yes" to one or both, here's a third
question for you: When you suffer from neck pain, where should
you go? Oh, and here's the answer: your doctor of chiropractic!
Cote P, Cassidy JD, Carroll L. The Saskatchewan Health and
Back Pain Survey: the prevalence of neck pain and related
disability in Saskatchewan adults. Spine, August 1,
1998: volume 23, number 15, pp1689-1698.
For more information on neck pain, go to http://www.chiroweb.com/find/tellmeabout/neckpain.html