Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability. In fact, back pain is the leading disability that prevents people from engaging in both their professional work and everyday activities outside of their professional lives. But is that really a surprise? People as young as teenagers around the world experience back pain, so it seems right that working-age individuals too would be susceptible to the grasp of back pain.

Grandmaster Stanley Ngui is a clinician from Toronto, Canada that has an extensive background in both modern western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). After noticing the widespread pain pandemic that affects millions of people a year, Grandmaster Stanley realized the need for a pain management technique that is effective, non-toxic, and non-invasive. From this realization, the NGUI-MATRIX pain management and treatment technique was born.

The NGUI-MATRIX utilizes a number of techniques from both eastern and western medicine that manages and relieves pain in a quick and effective manner. If you are interested in learning more about the NGUI-MATRIX as a pain management technique, as well as how you could integrate this innovative treatment within your normal treatment regimen, we urge you to attend an upcoming NGUI-MATRIX seminar or book Grandmaster Stanley to speak about his treatment method at your next medical event.

The NGUI-MATRIX can be used to treat a variety of chronic and acute pains — pains caused by things a serious as disease or accidents to as minor as pain caused by work. In today’s blog post, we will be discussing back pain, how back pain from work affects Canadians, and in part two of this blog series, we will some tactics to combat back pain in the workplace.

What Causes Back Pain?

When it comes to back pain, it is pretty difficult to pin down just one reason why people experience back pain — especially since back pain affects people of all ages, all occupations, and all socioeconomic statuses. That being said, it is rather easy to understand why back pain can be caused by any number of reasons.

The back is an extremely complicated system of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, tear ligaments, strain muscles, pull muscles, rupture discs, break bones, and irritate joints — all of which could potentially cause someone to experience back pain.

In fact, it can be just as easy to hurt yourself picking a dropped loonie or toonie up off of the floor as it would be picking up a large and heavy object. But regardless of how the injury is experienced, a back injury can have a huge impact on someone’s professional life and social life. Below, we have outlined some of the more profound statistics in regard to the Canadian lower back pain epidemic.

Back Pain And Working In The Office

As we briefly mentioned in the above information graphic, back pain can strike at any time — and you might not even realize when you become injured like the other 85 to 95 percent of Canadians that become injured without immediately knowing. Now that we have discussed the severity of lower back pain in Canada, it is important that we begin to discuss the quiet cause of back pain that people often overlook — working in an office.

In part two of today’s blog post we will be discussing how your back might become injured while you work in an office, a couple of ways that you can avoid becoming injured, and some lower back pain treatment options in the case that you do become injured at your desk.

For More Information

If you would like more information on Grandmaster Stanley Ngui and his innovative pain management and treatment technique, the NGUI-MATRIX, we urge you to visit our website or attend one of his upcoming medical conferences.

Stay tuned for part two of our blog series!