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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Back Pain

3 Reasons to Get Back Pain Treated

According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time, making it the number one reason people miss work.

We know back pain can be highly inconvenient, but it can have serious repercussions if left untreated.

The Pain Could Get Worse

If you ignore your back pain, the chances are likely that it will worsen over time. If the pain goes away, the likelihood of it returning increases. While it is easy to disregard your symptoms and go about your regular daily activities, that could end up worsening them over time. Pushing your pain aside could also lead to new symptoms and more significant long-term health issues.

There Could Be High Costs

On average, Americans spend $80 billion each year on back pain treatments, which only includes the more readily identifiable costs. If the spinal pain is left untreated and the presenting problem worsens, medical interventions may need to take place.

If the problem escalates, it may require imaging, medications, or even surgery—all of which adds up to a hefty medical bill.

You can prevent extreme medical costs by addressing the pain as soon as possible.

It Could Indicate a More Serious Issue

Back pain varies based on the location of the pain and its intensity. It could be present only when doing certain activities or constant and debilitating. But the root cause of the pain could be due to something more serious than a muscle strain.

Health conditions involving the kidneys, fractured vertebrae, a slipped disc, or blood clots could also be the cause of back pain—which is why it is important to seek medical attention at the onset of any symptoms.

Treatments

There are many different treatments available for people experiencing back pain. Here at COR Medical Centers we offer chiropractic services, physical therapy, and interventional pain management options to get you feeling back to your old self. Call (844) 885-5527 to schedule an appointment today!

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