The American Chiropractic Association (citing multiple sources) provides some interesting statistics related to back pain:

  • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.

  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.

  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.

  • Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.

  • Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

  • Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.

At Smiley Chiropractic, we understand that living with back pain complicates everything about your life. You often don’t even realize just how much your back is a part of every movement until you start suffering from chronic pain. We are committed to helping you find relief and helping you get back to the activities that your back pain is keeping your from.

More and more studies and experience is proving that spinal manipulation is a highly effective treatment for back pain and can reduce the risk associated with regularly taking medication for pain. If you are using pain pills to manage your back pain, come see us and let us help you find relief from the pain and reliance on medication. You don’t have to struggle alone. We are here to help.

“The entire team at Smiley Chiropractic is fantastic!” – J.J., Medical Weight Loss Doctor