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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Depression and Back Pain

     It's not a surprise that most people suffering from chronic pain also experience depression, but did you know the reverse can be true as well? A 2004 University of Alberta study revealed that depression is a risk factor for onset of severe neck and low back pain. Researchers followed a random sample of nearly 800 adults without neck and low back pain and found that people who suffer from depression are four times as likely to develop intense or disabling neck and low back pain than those who are not depressed.

     Its important to get a full examination to see if your pain is a structural problem, so make a chiropractic appointment today.