May is National Spinal Health Month

At Ajax-Pickering Village Chiropractic, we’re celebrating National Spinal Health month.

Here are just a few spinal health facts from Ajax chiropractors Dr. John Noble and Dr. Mark Fera:

  • 80% of adults report lower back pain at some point in their lives and 10-15% of all sports-related injuries involve the spine. Low back pain accounts for more lost-person hours than any other type of occupational injury. It is the most frequent cause of activity limitation in those under age 45, and is only second to arthritis in those 45 – 65 years of age.
  • eight out of 10 Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives. For many people, the pain can keep them from work, school, or from keeping up with their busy lives.
The spinal column is made up of 33 vertebrae (bones) separated by 23 discs and has many nerves, muscles and ligaments that serve as connections to areas throughout your body. Not only does your spine support your body’s weight, it also protects your spinal cord—the “central highway” of your nervous system. 

Your ability to walk, run, jump, lift and feel almost every sensation below your neck requires a healthy spine. Your spine is one of the strongest parts of your body, but because it carries so much weight, it is also susceptible to injury. Keeping your back in top condition is one of the best things you can do for both your back and your overall health.

As prevention specialists, Dr. Noble and Dr. Fera focus on removing spinal barricades—the roadblocks to getting and staying healthy. Specifically, they work to eliminate problems in the spine that restrict movement or force bones out of alignment. These dysfunctional areas are known as vertebral subluxation.

How do vertebral subluxations affect your health? Scientific studies indicate that this disorder can predispose you to a plethora of conditions, including back and neck pain, headaches and osteoarthritis. And, ongoing research suggests that vertebral subluxations may be linked with reduced immunity, impaired nervous system function, gastrointestinal disease, high blood pressure and other disorders.

Dr. Nobleand Dr. Fera eliminate vertebral subluxation through specialized techniques called adjustments. These gentle, safe and effective manoeuvres restore motion to restricted areas of the spine while fostering optimal alignment and posture. Chiropractor’s look at the whole person not just isolated symptoms and identify the root of the problem rather than simply “covering up” pain with drugs, by focusing on causes rather than symptoms. Regular spinal care provides long lasting solutions to individual health issues. 

Dr. Nobleand Dr. Fera believe it’s important to understand what the spine is, what it does, and—most importantly—that spinal health is the cornerstone of a wellness-oriented lifestyle. Many suffer for up to six months before seeking treatment. Don’t let back pain keep you from enjoying life—book your spinal consultation today! Contact Ajax-Pickering Village Chiropractic at 905-427-3202.