The Possible Reasons Behind Back Pain
By Sara Butler
Why does your back hurt? If you've pondered this question, you're not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, nearly 80 percent of American adults will ask this question at some point because they're dealing with back pain. That's why it's important to understand what types of things can be at the root of back pain issues.
At The Joint Chiropractic, the chiropractors want to help patients understand not simply how to rid themselves of back pain but understand why they were experiencing it in the first place. Here are some of the most common reasons people experience back pain. Could one of these be your back pain culprit?
All those times your mom or your grandmother gave your grief about your posture weren't in vain, your posture really does make a difference in how your look and how your feel. In fact, if you're experiencing back pain, it may be because of your posture.
The truth of the matter is that it's difficult to keep your spine in line as you go through the motions of your day. From exercise to work to lounging around your house and scrolling on social media, no one has optimal posture 100 percent of the time. But that's no reason not to try.
If you slouch too much over your desk or while reading things on your phone, then the muscles in your back can start to feel it and pain is certainly going to rear its ugly head.
A Bad Bed
Be honest, how old is your mattress? Most mattresses only have a life of eight years or so, depending on the type of mattress. If yours is too old, then you're going to feel it and you may experience back pain if it's not offering you the right kind of support at night.
Stress can cause back pain -- did you know that? Most people aren't aware, but it makes sense when you think about it.
When you're stressed, your muscles tense up. When that happens all the time, then those tense muscles can cause pain all over, including the back. Think about how much stress you're under and how it manifests itself. If you notice tight shoulders or something similar, then make sure to reach out to the chiropractor for help.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arvada, Colo.