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Common Misconceptions About Back Pain

By Sara Butler

Back pain is a common problem. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 80 percent of Americans will suffer from it at some point in their lives. So, how much do you really know about back pain? For something so common, there are a lot of misconceptions about it. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want to help clear up a few things with the truth behind a few common misconceptions about back pain.

Back Pain is Normal Past a Certain Age

There's nothing normal about pain, that's the first thing you need to know. If you're suffering from back pain, then don't ignore it or brush it off as a part of getting older. Instead, seek help from the chiropractors at The Joint so they can evaluate your pain and determine its underlying cause.

Getting older does mean that things about your body will change and you may be more susceptible to injuries or illness, but there are things you can do to counteract the process of aging and stay healthy -- with the help of chiropractic care.

If You're Active, Then Don't Worry About Back Pain

Being active and physically fit is a very good thing, but alone it doesn't cancel out any potential injuries or illness -- including back pain. You should strive to stay active, but you should also combine an active lifestyle with a healthy diet, working to lower stress in your daily life, and seeing a chiropractor regularly to help ensure your spinal health.

If You're Back Pain is Tolerable, Then It's Not So Bad

As mentioned previously, there's nothing normal about back pain. The pain can be intense or it can be tolerable, but it's still something that you need to see a chiropractor about. The truth is that pain isn't a great indicator of how serious something is. Mild aches that are persistent could be a sign that something very serious is going on under the surface, so get it checked out no matter how minor.

Back Pain Leads to Surgery

Back pain may be common, but back surgery shouldn't be. If you do have persistent back pain, then working with a chiropractor is a natural and noninvasive way to treat it. You should pursue every option available to you before surgery even comes into the picture.

Back pain isn't something you have to deal with on your own. Consult with the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today if you're suffering from back pain or you want to know how to prevent it.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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