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Sitka Chiropractic Care for Spine and Related Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain causes us to be a bit self-centered instead of life-centered which is entirely logical and logically universal. People around the globe suffer with pain, back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, a great deal of which is spine-centered. Fortunately, Sitka chiropractic care is locally accessible to help manage as well as relieve spine-related pain.


Data from an international study that tracked spine pain (neck pain and low back pain) sufferers from 1990 to 2019 found that the “years lived with disabilities,” incidence, and prevalence of both conditions increased significantly. Globally, neck pain and low back pain were observed to burden public health significantly, particularly as people age, being most problematic in middle age and older. Data also pointed out that these two conditions were more frequent in women and middle-aged groups and more frequent in higher socioeconomic indexed countries. (1) Not including low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis, the same Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 reported that “other musculoskeletal disorders” rose by 123.4% from 221 million to 494 million people from 1990 to 2019. With over 150 different conditions involving bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the spine under the umbrella of “other musculoskeletal disorders,” health loss comprising death and disability due to musculoskeletal disorders is expected to continue its growth. From 2020 to 2050, it is estimated to rise by 115% to 1060 million cases. More women are affected by 47.4% than men. The prevalence of these disorders topped out between 65 and 69 old for both men and women. (2) We at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka see all types of spine related musculoskeletal disorders in addition to neck and back pain. Studies like these motivate us to stay current with spine research to help you, our Sitka chiropractic patient, best.


Neck pain and back pain are definitely two of our most typical painful spinal conditions at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka…and standing is a daily necessity! Everyone’s spine is a little different. How we each stand is a little different…and that matters! A new study recorded bigger variations in lumbar lordosis (spinal curvature) like upright standing posture with a bit more extension or more prominent curvature like kyphosis may well affect musculoskeletal response as far as spinal loading and trunk muscle force. (3) We urge our patients to think about good posture which can positively affect experiencinggood posture which includes standing up straight.


And sitting is another daily activity that we all do often without a second thought (until pain forces us think about it constantly!). In a recent study, researchers found that unsupported sitting increased intradiscal pressure by about 30% in comparison to upright standing. Intradiscal pressures were greater for sitting than standing when back angles were less than 20 degrees and higher for standing than sitting when the angles were more than 20degrees. Knowing about spinal responses like these are important in the world of occupational health where lumbar musculoskeletal disorders are a major problem. (4) Your Sitka chiropractor works with our clients to keep them working with as little pain as possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jay Young on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates relieving, gentle treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of acute low back pain due to degenerative disc disease.

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment soon to see us to release the spine-related pain that is keeping you self-centered and not being life-centered.

Sitka chiropractic for spine related conditions 
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