BETWEEN 70 and 90 per cent of Australians will suffer lower back pain during their lives and one in six Australians have chronic back problems, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Back pain can have a debilitating effect, leaving sufferers unable to do the simplest of tasks, and is now one of the biggest health problems facing Australians.
Chronic back problems can be caused by injuries and medical conditions, but most problems are self-inflicted and down to not enough physical activity and poor posture, which leads to limited mobility, neck pain, insomnia and headaches.
This month the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia is encouraging all Australians to become more active and avoid developing chronic back pain as part of Spinal Health Week.
People with back problems shouldn’t suffer in silence — book an appointment with your local doctor of chiropractor, or you could start to maintain your mobility by going outside for a walk in the sunshine and reigniting your active lifestyle.
Make Spinal Health week the straw that broke the camel’s back and you’ll never look back!
Spinal Health Week is from May 22 to 28.
For more information, visit http://www.spinalhealthweek.com.au.