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Signs of Poor Back Health: Is This Normal?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people have experienced some sort of back pain before, and most likely, they’ll experience it again. Having back pain, especially mild or short-lived pain, can be considered fairly normal. Does that mean you’re doomed to live an uncomfortable life? No. Does it mean that all back pain should be ignored or treated as normal? No again. If you suspect that your back pain, and subsequently your overall back health, isn’t where it should be, take a look at these signs that may indicate a bigger problem.

Your Pain is Chronic

Most pain comes and goes. It might rear its ugly head when you’ve lifted something heavy, been in the same position for hours, or participated in physical labor. But, if your pain sticks around all of the time, there might be a problem worth looking into. Pain that is severe or chronic almost always needs a doctor’s care, so don’t ignore a pain problem that persists long-term.

The Pain Moves

Often times, we don’t realize that multiple areas of pain are actually connected. If you have pain in your back, and also in your neck or head, these pains may very well be linked. When vertebrae of the spine become misaligned, it can start as a discomfort in the back. But, the longer that you live with that misalignment, the more likely it is that pressure and tension will build until it also causes neck tenderness and headaches.

Back Pain Along With Other Generic Health Problems

This one is hard to describe, as it might manifest differently for every person. When the vertebrae is misaligned, it can actually create havoc in the rest of your body because of the spine’s role in the central nervous system. This might mean that your once well-working immune system is seeing a decline. You might find that your digestion is suddenly sluggish. The bottom line, if you feel as though your health is not up to par, a quick trip to your local health provider may prove beneficial.

So, what is one to do about poor back health? Your best bet is to get to your local chiropractor. Chiropractors can search for the misalignments mentioned above and then correct them using spinal manipulation. This may help to alleviate pain and other symptoms brought about by these misalignments. If you would like to try chiropractic care, visit The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and an affordable pricing plan. Get the boost in health that you really need and get rid of that nagging pain with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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