1.5 billion people around the world suffer from chronic pain, making it the number one reason patients seek medical care. In fact, studies have shown that pain leads to more than 50 million lost workdays each year. The cost of pain, including medical bills and lost workdays, is estimated at $100 billion per year worldwide.
Back pain afflicts 31 million Americans at any given time1 and 50% of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year2. We spend $50 billion each year on lower back pain, and that only accounts for the more easily identifiable costs3. At a time when baby boomers are moving towards and past middle age we are seeing an aging population ill equipped for the rigors of getting old. People are both living longer and moving less— a genuine recipe for disaster in our modern world.
There are many options for pain relief—surgery, physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise, diet, and more. The question is how many of them are effective and for how long? Most people are looking for an external fix and many are available. But most of these fixes don’t last because they are dealing with the obvious problem rather than the entire system.
Lower 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.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THIS?
The answer is pretty simple …
Change your walk and you can change your life for the better, forever.
Our posture and the way we walk reflects so much of our journey through life– from imitating those who you bonded with as a child, to bearing the compensatory scars of accidents and injuries both large and small, and the primal, sometimes crippling effect that fear, our most primal emotion, has on our muscles and bones. It is an exploration that is both physical and emotional as we confront the why of our movement pattern and physical traits. But there is danger on this path. To quote the German writer Goethe, “Know myself? If I knew myself I’d run away.”
The body is designed to work and walk in a specific pattern but it doesn’t take much for it to lose its way. Even in utero events are conspiring against us; positioning in the womb, birth trauma, and our first breaths can affect our movement and posture long before we have control of our own destiny. Add to that the day-to-day reality of a life lived amongst others and machines, its aches, pains, and injuries all make finding ideal alignment difficult.
If you find yourself in a repetitive cycle of pain and injury that won’t seem to resolve itself, CoreWalking can be the answer for you. We have had a wide range of successes with many pain and trauma issues. From lower back pain to plantar fasciitis to muscles tension headaches, customers have found lasting relief by making simple changes to the way they walk. You can too!
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