Georgetown Chiropractic Care for Spine and Related Musculoskeletal Pain

November 28, 2023

Pain causes us to be a bit self-centered instead of life-centered which is perfectly logical and logically global. People around the world experience pain, back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, much of which is spine-centered. Fortunately, Georgetown chiropractic care is locally accessible to help manage as well as alleviate spine-related pain.


Data from a worldwide 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 rose significantly. Worldwide, neck pain and low back pain were observed to burden public health significantly, especially as people get older, being most problematic in middle and older aged folks. Data also pointed out that these two conditions were more common in women and middle-aged groups and more common in higher socioeconomic indexed countries. (1) Beyond low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis, the same Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 stated that “other musculoskeletal disorders” rose by 123.4% from 221 million to 494 million people from 1990 to 2019. With over 150 different conditions impacting bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the spine under the umbrella of “other musculoskeletal disorders,” health loss including death and disability due to musculoskeletal disorders is predicted to keep growing. From 2020 to 2050, it is expected to increase 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 Dr. Butwell take care of all types of spine related musculoskeletal disorders as well as back pain and neck pain. Studies like these motivate us to keep up with spine research to help you, our Georgetown chiropractic patient, best.


Back pain and neck pain are certainly two of our most common painful spinal conditions at Dr. Butwell…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 found that greater variations in lumbar lordosis (spinal curvature) like upright standing posture in a little more extension or more noticeable curvature like kyphosis may well have a bearing musculoskeletal reaction as far as spinal loading and trunk muscle force. (3) We encourage thinking about good posture which can beneficially affect your actually having good posture which includes standing up straight.


And sitting is another daily activity that we all do often without a second thought (until pain makes us to 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 higher for sitting than standing when back angles were less than 20° and higher for standing than sitting when the angles were greater than 20 degrees. Knowing about spinal responses like these are vital in the world of occupational health where lumbar musculoskeletal disorders are a major concern. (4) Your Georgetown chiropractor works with each of our patients to keep him/her functioning 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 describes relieving, gentle treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of acute low back pain due to degenerative disc disease.

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic appointment soon to visit us to get rid of the spine-related pain that is keeping you self-centered and not being life-centered.

Georgetown chiropractic for spine related conditions