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Five Unusual Reasons Your Back Hurts

Back pain is so common, but the reason behind it is not always well known. When your back pain is plaguing your life, it is important to know what the source of pain is.

Your back pain could be caused by one of these five unusual things.

Your Pelvis Is Out of Alignment

One common cause of lower back pain happens when the pelvis bone is out of alignment. The pelvic girdle is made of three bones that can shift if muscles are too weak or stiff. Chiropractic care can help align your pelvis bone and spine, which will then relieve any back or hip pain.

Your Ab Muscles Are Too Weak

If your back is hurting, it could mean that your abs are not strong enough. The core muscles act like a girdle that help support the back muscles. If your abdominals are weak, then your back has to work harder to lift and carry things. The best way to fix this problem is to get regular chiropractic care to address the pain and to strengthen the core muscles through regular exercising and toning.

You Are Doing Repetitive Yard Work

Even if you do your yard work the right way, doing the same movements week after week can cause repetitive stress injuries and back pain. To avoid this pain, it is better to switch up what yard work activities you do and which muscles you use. It is also important to switch sides and take breaks every thirty minutes.

You Are Sitting Too Long

Another common cause of back pain comes from sitting too long. When you sit for long spans of time, the fluid between the spinal discs get compressed and the spine becomes less elastic and prone to injury. Chiropractic care can help relieve the pain. It is also wise to get up every 20-30 minutes to move and stretch your torso and back. This will help get blood and fluid moving.

You Have Tight Hamstrings

Another symptom from sitting all day is that your hamstrings get tight. When the hamstrings, or the back of your thighs, are tight, the lower back has more pressure on it. The solution for tight hamstrings is a simple one – just stretch more.

Whatever your cause of back pain, adding chiropractic care to your routine will help relieve and prevent your pain. Stop by The Joint today to help get to the bottom of your back pain issues.

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