Backcare Awareness Week is on the second week of October (8th – 12) and this year the focus is on back pain in older adults.
Back pain is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years and older. Many causes of lower back pain are age-related with physical and psychosocial changes. There is a distinct lack of awareness, especially in older adults to the causes and effects of back pain and pain management. This year’s Back Awareness week wants to shine a light on the subject.
Existing evidence suggests that prevalence rates of severe and chronic low back pain increase with older age. As compared to working-age adults, older adults are more likely to develop lower back pain like osteoporotic vertebral fractures, tumors, spinal infection, and lumbar spinal stenosis. NCBI (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Here at Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic we are committed to helping people to live a pain free, full and active life whatever their age. Our founder, Arif Soomro, specifically developed a programme called The Back Story to help people learn more about what’s happening to their body throughout their lives and how they can increase their energy levels, strength and flexibility.
The programme is simple to use and by clicking on an age group your can learn about your body at this age, the food and nutrients that are best for it and the kinds of exercises that are best suited for the age group.
Following this progamme and making a few lifestyle changes today, and sustaining them, can give you benefits that last a lifetime.
Remember you don’t have to be perfect, you just need to start and apply!
If you are currently suffering back pain then our experienced team of chiropractors are here to help. Acute, chronic and general low back pain responds well to chiropractic treatment. Official government guidelines from the NICE and guidelines from the Royal College of General Practitioners suggest the early referral for manipulative treatment, such as chiropractic is the most effective way of dealing with acute and chronic low back pain.
You can call us on 01702 430 430 to book an appointment with one of our chiropractors in Southend.