Chronic Back Pain? Here’s What It Could Mean

March 8, 2021
By: GraMedica Team

Do you wake up every morning and find yourself asking “why does my back hurt?” You are not alone. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. It is the most common reason for missed work and is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office.


Common Risk Factors

  • Age is the leading risk, the older you are the more likely you are to develop back pain.
  • Typically begins between the ages of 30 and 50 years.
  • Back pain is more common in people who are not physically fit.
  • Obesity is also a factor.

Treatment Options

Non-surgical Treatment Options

It should be surprising that non-surgical care results in barely 50% improvement. Patients are told to be more active, but the more active they are the more pain they experience in their back. This tells us we need to do more than prescribe pills, spine manipulations, and physical therapy. There is something missing. Even if you are lucky enough to have temporary relief of back pain, the recurrence rate is 60-80%.

Chiropractic Care

There are more than 95,000 chiropractors in the United States who treat more than 35 million Americans annually. They will not offer a cure as the treatments are temporary and patients are required to return for multiple visits to “maintain” back posture and health.

The only problem is that this leads to progressive tissue damage within the back. You can only bend a paperclip so many times until it breaks.

Back Surgery

It is estimated that only 5% of the 56 million Americans seeking relief for their pain will require this serious treatment options. What’s worse is not just the costs associated with back surgery, but a study found that only 5.4 people in 10 believed it to be effective. Most common surgery is removal of part of the disk and spinal fusions. There are more than 350,000 back surgeries a year.

Decompression Surgery

There is low satisfaction within 5 years following this procedure. Also, there is a diminished effect as the years progressive. One study showed a complication rate of more than 50%.

Spine Fusion Surgery

Within 10 years there is degeneration of the disks above and/or below the fusion site. There are benefits short term, but long-term results are unfavorable. When the motion from the joint is eliminated, that motion must occur in the adjacent joints. There are many possible risks and complications associated with this form of treatment.

What factor is rarely considered in the treatment of back pain?

Your back pain could be linked to your feet.

There seems to be a missing piece of the treatment-puzzle of back pain. Treatments are focused on symptom relief or short-term re-alignment while little to no attention is directed to eliminating the underlying cause of spine misalignment.

The connection between hindfoot alignment and back pain has long been established.

In fact, a leading source of revenue generation at a chiropractor’s office is selling arch supports to help spine alignment.

The reason why the foundation joint of the body, found between the ankle and heel bones, becomes misaligned is due to the partial dislocation of the ankle bone on the heel bone. This is the starting point of back misalignment. There will be a chain reaction from the ankle bone to the neck when the ankle bone partially dislocates on the heel.

 

A Permanent Solution

We are pleased to tell you that there is a more permanent solution to eliminating your pain. A proven option is HyProCure®. It’s a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that realigns the feet and stabilizes the ankle by placing a small titanium stent into the naturally occurring space between the ankle and heel bones.

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