Do you wake up in the morning and find it hard to get up and stand straight? Do you sit at a computer all day long and get home and say “Oh, my aching back?”

You are not alone

Back Pain ChiropractorWhen asked about four common types of pain, respondents of a National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that low back pain was the most common (27%), followed by severe headache or migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%) and facial ache or pain (4%). Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old. More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain. Adults with low back pain are often in worse physical and mental health than people who do not have low back pain: 28% of adults with low back pain report limited activity due to a chronic condition, as compared to 10% of adults who do not have low back pain. Also, adults reporting lower back pain were three times as likely to be in fair or poor health and more than four times as likely to experience serious psychological distress as people without lower back pain.

With these kinds of statistics, it is no wonder that more people are turning to chiropractic care, rather than the traditional route of orthopedic surgeons and out-patient treatment.

Doctors of chiropractic care are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work.

So, who meets this type of stringent education and training? How about Dr. Nhat Nguyen at Meridian Integrative Wellness. If you are curious about his reputation with his patients, or the type encounter patients are experiencing when they come to Dr. Nguyen, “google” Dr. Nguyen on the web. Better yet, call the office at 904-379-9412, located at 9770 Old Baymeadows Road, #139, in Jacksonville, FL. The staff there will be more than happy to set an appointment for you so you can experience for yourself what it means to have personalized service and care.