Laughter and Low Back Pain
Rather than numbing the problem with drugs, or surgically removing the problem, chiropractors seek the underlying cause of low back pain or sciatic nerve involvement.
While subluxation is a common culprit, a closer look shows another issue: psychosocial issues. That’s a fancy way of saying that your psychological response to social situations may be a contributing factor to your low back pain.
Back pain is a worldwide problem and is the leading cause of disability in the USA. Lost productivity and treatment tax the health care system, with 20% of those affected seeking the advice of more than one doctor. In the UK, almost 10% of adults consult a doctor each year due to back pain.
Research is showing that depression and chronic low back pain may be related. In a sample of 31 veterans with chronic low back pain who completed a depression questionnaire inventory, those who suffered from depression scored significantly higher than those who didn’t. A conclusion? Laugh! Get regular chiropractic adjustments and laugh. In fact, try laughing while you’re getting adjusted!