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What's Causing Your Back Pain?

By Stepy Kamei

If you're dealing with any sort of back pain, you can at least take comfort in knowing that you're not alone. Back pain is an ailment that pretty much every single person has dealt with at some point in life. In fact, back pain is cited as one of the top reasons why people visit their doctors every year. Back pain can be caused by many different reasons, sometimes when multiple reasons come together. Consequently, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause for your pain which, in turn, can make it difficult to come up with a successful remedy and/or solution. This is why it's so crucial to make sure you are taking care of your health, and particularly the health of your back and spine, on a regular basis. This is an area of health and wellness in which chiropractic care can help. 

The Many Causes of Back Pain

Back pain can be acute or chronic in nature, and can be brought on by many different causes. When it comes to acute pain, which is sudden yet temporary in nature, you can often pinpoint a specific injury or strain as the cause. Being in the middle of a particularly stressful time at work can also lead to acute back pain.

You want to do what you can to address acute back pain right away, before it turns into chronic pain. Chronic back pain generally lasts longer than six weeks. It might be caused by an acute problem which remained untreated. However, chronic back pain can also often be the result of prolonged stress, another pain-related disorder, or the aging process. 

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Most people make the mistake of ignoring their health until they experience pain or discomfort, and waiting until then to treat it. Healthcare experts agree that it's best for a person to practice holistic healthcare on a regular basis. Not only does this lessen and reduce symptoms of pain, but it can even prevent pain from occurring in the first place. Visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do to maintain your overall health and wellness. At The Joint Chiropractic clinics, you'll be examined by professional chiropractors who will help align your spinal column. A properly-aligned spinal column is key to keeping your body in good health.

To see what chiropractic can do for you, visit your local The Joint clinic today. 

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