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World Spine Day

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide that can prevent us from working or doing simple daily tasks and activities. It has been demonstrated through research that poor posture and inactivity are the major contributors to the development of back pain and spinal disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 80% of adolescents are not active enough and 1 in 4 adults is not active enough. The theme for World Spine Day 2017 is “Your Back in Action”. Physical activity is important for good spinal health and for the prevention of injury. Here at Lee Chiropractic Clinic we embraced World Spine Day by doing a group spin class together. What will you do on World Spine Day

The Diet-Pain Relationship

Our experience of pain can include feeling local injured tissues and related symptoms such as numbness and tingling. Pain can also be affected by psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual factors that are individual to us. We each have our own story of where our body has been and how we interpret what we feel. We can approach pain in a variety of ways using manual therapies (chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage, and acupuncture), pain meds, exercise, and nutrition to help ourselves. Exercise helps by releasing endorphins resulting in exercise-induced analgesia aka pain relief. Nutrition helps because 70-80% of the body’s immune system is in our gut, and the immune system has a lot to do