Can Spinal Damage affect my Health?

The answer is yes! The spine, consisting of brain spinal cord nerves, is your lifeline that protects your nervous system which is the master control system of your body. Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body. Therefore if your spine is not functioning correctly it may irritate your nerves which in turn can affect the functioning of your body. An estimated 80% of us will suffer from a low back pain for a period of 2 weeks or greater during our lifetime. In a recent Australian study it found the incidence of low back pain to be as high as 57% in adolescents. Many of the problems we encounter as adults are an accumulation of injuries which begin during childhood.