Bone and Joint Health National Action Week
Did you know that this week is Bone and Joint Health National Action Week? This week is dedicated to helping raise awareness about prevention, management and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, back pain, traumatic injuries, pediatric and childhood conditions and osteoporosis. 54% of Americans are affected by musculoskeletal conditions and according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), 70 million doctor office visits annually were due to musculoskeletal disorders with low back pain being the main reason for the visit. Low back pain is also the leading cause of disability at work.
Preventing Musculoskeletal Conditions in Alexandria VA
So what are some things we can do to prevent or manage musculoskeletal conditions? Having a proper diet, stretching and exercise routine can help us stay active and keep our muscles and bones strong and healthy, which would help prevent injuries. If you are suffering from a musculoskeletal condition, a visit to your Alexandria chiropractor can help you get started on your treatment and road to recovery. If you or someone you know has a musculoskeletal condition, this is the time to take action.