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Back Pain - The Other Pandemic

Nearly half a million people a year undergo back surgery. And we spend over 11 billion dollars getting people out of pain just through invasive back surgeries. However, a report from Johns Hopkins revealed that only about 5% of people even need, or qualify for surgery. 

Back Pain is an Actual Pandemic

The numbers related to back pain are staggering. The overwhelming majority of Americans will experience some form of back pain at one or multiple points in their lives. Why back pain is so prevalent is a whole another topic, but lifestyle and specifically the western lifestyle is a definite factor. 

All the doom and gloom aside, the silver lining is the fact that around 95% of people who experience back pain do not need surgery. If you've experienced acute trauma or need a lifesaving procedure that involves back surgery, then this article might not be for you. Think about how many non-surgical options are available from yoga, to oils, creams, and good old-fashioned pain medication. There can often be too many avenues to explore to find something that really works. Furthermore, the effectiveness of the majority of these options is at best questionable. 

The easiest method of dealing with back pain is to simply take some pain medication, combine it with rest and hope for the best. This is the most popular approach to treating, not just back pain, but pain in general in the US and the majority of the western world. It's no surprise that this results in very little long-term physiological change. Medication is great for relieving pain but it is not something that can be relied on to manage pain long term. No pain medication can be used non-stop without some serious effects to the body, organs, and other long term side-effects. 

Why not just get surgery? 

Surgery can be a scary thing, especially when you're talking about such a mobile, and injury-prone part of the body. Back pain is so common because we all share a lot of common habits when it comes to movement. We all sit, take shortcuts when it comes to exercise, and compensate our movements for a lack of range of motion. 

Using surgical intervention to get around lack of exercise, cardiovascular activity, and lack of spinal mobilization is something even surgeons advise against. Surgery is rarely the first option for what is essentially physical deconditioning in most cases. But what if you don't have time to be active every day, go to physical therapy, and perform stretches at home?  

There is an approach that allows the patient to get their spinal health back without rigorous, consistent physical therapy, stretching, and exercise. This does not mean there aren't any corrective exercise or lifestyle changes, a minimum of change and activity is essential to any option including surgery. 

Spinal Decompression With The DRX-9000

"You can't heal herniated and bulging intervertebral spinal discs..."

That statement is something most people believe, and few question. But it is not true in many cases. In the end, the level of healing and recovery is different between each case, but Spinal Decompression can actually help restore disc height and naturally help heal the disc. This requires no surgical intervention.

Spinal Decompression using the DRX9000 system is a targeted method with real research that backs up the claim that it can help spinal discs recover. Consisting of an advanced mechanical suite that includes both lumbar and cervical decompression systems in one suite, the DRX is the most convenient option for long-term back pain relief. Real back pain relief should mean that you can live your life without any major changes to your lifestyle, hobbies, or athletic activity. 

To learn more about the DRX9000, Spinal Decompression, and Dr. Shoshany's NYC chiropractic office visit the Spinal Decompression page or call 1234567890.

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