Chiropractors have known for many years that patterns for spinal issues tend to run in families.   According to a 2011 study in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, having a close relative with history of degenerative disc disease- a common change in the spine that is an underlying issue contributing to low back pain and sciatica- QUADRUPLED your chances of having the same issue.  Unfortunatley, even a distant cousin with the condition still increased your tendency for the issue.

 

This is all the more reason that parents with back issues should start their kids on #chiropractic care EARLY to help balance the risks.

 

Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, et al. Evidence for an Inherited Predisposition to Lumbar Disc Disease. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2011;93(3):225-229.

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