Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic low back pain, often without having experienced an obvious injury. That is a staggering amount of people living life in pain. Are you counted among them?
What Causes Back Pain?
There are many reasons people may experience back pain. The more obvious causes may be a result of spinal strain from carrying a heavy load or falling. But sometimes the causes aren’t as obvious or immediate. Poor posture, for example, is a major contributor. This could include how you sit, stand, walk, or even sleep.
There could be other issues including Leg Length Inequality (LLI) where one leg is shorter than the other either anatomically or functionally. This is a surprisingly common issue. In fact, almost everyone has slightly uneven leg length. But there are some with more severe differences in leg length, leading to possibly severe back pain.
What To Do About Back Pain
If you are counted among the millions suffering from back pain, now is the time to visit your chiropractor. While chiropractors can help with a host of issues, back pain is what they are famous for treating. So, the very first thing we recommend that you do before you pop any more pain pills is to visit your chiropractor. He or she can assess the situation and decide the best course of action to bring you relief.
Orthotics for Back Pain?
Yes! It may sound strange if you don’t have any pain in your feet. But if your feet are not properly supported, you could experience pain just about anywhere. Much like a shim steadies a wobbly table, orthotics help to level out your body and keep it stable.
Our favorite orthotics come from Foot Levelers. Foot Levelers provide individually designed orthotics created by a chiropractor. These orthotics, which are handcrafted right here in the United States, care for all three of the arches in your foot. Additionally, there is “significant scientific evidence” that Foot Levelers orthotics help level and support the spine. Not only that, they custom create orthotics to fit just about any shoe. They also offer flip-flops!
Do You Need Foot Levelers Orthotics?
Take this test:
- Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for 4+ hours a day?
- Do you participate in a physical sport on a regular basis?
- Are you 40+ years old?
- Have you ever experienced an injury to your back, neck, or knee?
- Do your shoes wear unevenly?
- Do you regularly experience joint pain?
- Is one of your legs shorter than the other?
- Do you have knock-knees or bow legs?
- Do you suffer from bunions, corns, flat feet, or any other obvious foot problems?
- Do your feet “toe out” while you’re walking?
If you answer yes to any of the above questions, you may be the right candidate for Foot Levelers Orthotics. But the best way to know is to visit Dr. Hendricks at Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic.
It’s time to step out of the crowd and into a pain-free life! Call Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic today!