Does Back Pain effect overall health?
The over whelming response to this question is YES!! People suffering from chronic back pain in their neck and lower back have been shown to also suffer from other physical, psychological, and emotional conditions. Ranging from migraine headaches, digestive problems, anxiety, depression and compromised immune function.
Abnormal Spinal Alignment leads to Back Pain
Studies of the sagittal alignment of the spine or the side view of the spine show that aberrations of the normal side alignment of the spine are strong predictors of back pain, disability, and decreased health status. Especially if the lower lumbar and pelvic alignment are abnormal. A study in 2002 by Korovesis showed that patients with abnormal lumbar curve and reduced lower lumbar disc height not only suffered from more pain when compared to a normal group but were also shown to have problems with emotional function, social function, physical function and decreased overall perception of health on the SF-36 questionnaire.
Abnormal Spinal Alignment also Effects Nerve Tissue leading to decreased health
More importantly not only are the bones, ligaments and muscles in the spine effected with abnormal alignment but also the delicate nervous tissue that the spine protects. The nervous system is the master system in the body and controls and regulates all body functions, including organ function. So when pressure is placed on this delicate nerve tissue from spinal misalignment it can have far reaching affects in the rest of the body and result in health conditions and back pain.
Correcting Abnormal Spinal Alignment improves health
It is important to find a Chiropractic office that not only is concerned with your back pain but also your overall health. And it is important to find an office that will work to correct the structure of your spine to allow your body to fully heal and not just reduce your pain.
Pivonka Chiropractic in Gilbert Arizona is a corrective chiropractic office. Our treatment goal is to look at each individual patient and assess if abnormal spinal alignment is the cause of their back pain and health issues. And if abnormal spinal alignment is the problem than we will do our best to correct the spine back to as close to normal as possible.
If you are suffering from chronic spinal pain than Pivonka Chiropractic, Chiropractors in Gilbert Arizona, can help you. Just give us a call at (480) 892-0022.
Dr. Andy Pivonka, D.C.