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Did you know Canadians experience a lot of lower back pain?

March 8, 2019

  • Did you know that in the next SIX months nearly half of Canadians will experience some form of back pain?

  • At some point in their lifetime, up to 84% of Canadians will experience at least one episode of back pain!

  • Less than 2% of back pain requires serious medical attention or surgery 

  • Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year - that's two work days for every full time worker! 

  • Worldwide, the number of years lived with disability caused by low back pain have increased by 54% in a 15 year period!!!

  • A study performed in 2007 showed that Naturopathic Medical Care provided greater relief to Canada's Postal workers with chronic low back pain than physiotherapy (via dietary counselling, deep breathing relaxation exercises and acupuncture)

  • Herbal medicines have been found to relieve lower back pain more than placebo

  • Acupuncture and electroacupuncture have been shown to be effective in the treatment of patients with low back pain

 

And last but not least - more than 58% of individuals who sought care reported improvement in their back pain following a visit to an alternative medical provider! 

 

What can Naturopathic Medicine do for your back pain?

 

 

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