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Chiropractors Reveal What Causes Back Pain

By Lana Bandoim

Back pain is one of the most frequent complaints from adults. It is a top reason to see a chiropractor. Back pain is one of the main reasons why people miss work and cannot participate in normal activities. Pay attention to the following common causes of back pain.

Lifting Things the Wrong Way

From carrying heavy boxes at home to picking up large pieces of equipment at work, lifting the wrong way can be a serious problem. Chiropractors recommend lifting with the knees and not twisting or bending the back. It is also important to limit the size and weight of items that have to be carried. Get help from a friend, family member or coworker before trying to carry an oversized box.

Accidents

Falls and other accidents are a frequent source of back pain. Whether a person lands on a linoleum floor or the pavement outside, injuries to the spine can be an enormous issue. Pay attention to your surroundings and always wear comfortable shoes. Avoid situations that increase the risk of falling or tripping.

Sports Injuries

From a workout at the gym to a football game with family, sports injuries are a common cause of back pain. Sprains and strains can occur at home or the gym. They can also happen while you are playing outside. Make sure a warm-up occurs before a workout. Do not push past the pain or ignore early signs of an injury. Chiropractors also recommend working out with a partner or friend, so they can help.

Arthritis

Arthritis can affect the spine and other parts of the body. The lower back is a frequent target for arthritis. You may have pain and stiffness in this area. Sometimes the pain can radiate to the hips or legs. It can be difficult to bend down or pick up things. Many people experience pain that is worse in the morning or immediately after they get up. Chiropractors may help reduce the pain caused by arthritis. They may also recommend exercises and stretches that are safe for people who have this medical condition.  

If back pain is a problem, then visit The Joint Chiropractic. The licensed professionals do not require insurance and are ready to help patients in pain. You can get a personalized care plan at The Joint. In addition, the convenient locations stay open on weekends and evenings. Finding the right time to visit a chiropractor is easy at The Joint.

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

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