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Myths About Back Pain

By Sara Butler

Your back does a lot of hard work each day to support you and help you move. That’s why it’s not uncommon to experience back pain. Back pain is a such a common condition that there’s a bit of lore surrounding it -- myths that have cropped up over the years that simply aren’t true but still persist. In order to treat your back pain and recognize when it’s a problem, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the biggest myths and know the truth behind them.

Myth No. 1: Back Pain as You Age is Normal

Pain is not a normal state of being, no matter how many candles you put on your cake this year. Of course, getting older does make you more susceptible to disease or illness that can cause pain, but there are things you can actively do to keep your spine healthy. One of those things is regular chiropractic care!

If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t write it off as a symptom of advancing age. Make sure to have it checked out by the chiropractors at The Joint.

Myth No. 2: Back Pain Won’t Impact You If You’re Active

While movement and physical activity are incredibly important to your health and wellness – including the health of your spine – simply being active won’t guarantee you can escape from back pain. The truth is that there’s no way to guarantee that back pain won’t strike, but if you eat healthy, exercise, practice proper posture and see the chiropractor regularly, you’re helping to reduce your chances.

Myth No. 3: If the Pain isn’t Bad, Then the Injury Isn’t Bad

The amount of pain in your body isn’t a great indicator of how serious your injury may be. Pain can take days, weeks, or months to bubble to the surface. It’s likely that the condition causing your pain has been brewing for quite some time. The moral of the story? Don’t dismiss back pain no matter how mild. If it’s persistent, you must get it checked out.

Myth No. 4: Back Pain Require Surgery to Fix

You have a pretty good chance of experiencing back pain at some point in your life, but that doesn’t mean you need surgery. The chiropractors at The Joint believe that conservative treatment is important. That means they want to try the least invasive treatments first and surgery should be used only as a last resort.

If you're going to care for your back, then it's important to know the facts! The chiropractors at The Joint are a great resource for questions or concerns you may have about your back and your overall health, too!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.

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