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The Most Common Causes of Back Pain

By Sara Butler

There are a lot of reasons behind the back pain that plagues a lot of Americans. Did you know that back pain is one of the most common motives behind seeking medical care in this country? With as many as 8 out of every 10 people experiencing back pain, it’s worth it to understand what is contributing to it. Even if you’re not currently experiencing back pain, it’s important to know what to avoid so you don’t experience it in the future. Here are the most common causes of back pain to keep on your radar.

Herniated Discs

You must think of the discs in your spine as if they’re little jelly donuts. They have a soft inner core with a tougher exterior. When a disc becomes herniated, the inner core leaks out into the surrounding space and presses on the nerve root, causing pain. Some people may have herniated or bulging discs and never have any symptoms, but some people have excruciating symptoms from the exact same problem. The pain often spreads from one location to another and even when a herniated disc heals, it may not be as strong as it once was.

Strains and Sprains

When your body is moved suddenly it can cause issues with your muscles and ligaments, especially if they’re not warmed up first. The overstretching of these muscles and ligaments can lead to small tears in the tissues and leave you experiencing significant back pain as a result.


When you’re under constant stress it increases the level of stress hormones in your body, leading to tense muscles. Eventually, the tenseness can weaken the muscle fibers and ligaments, leading to back pain. The best way to deal with this is to find an effective and healthy outlet for your stress and keep your body healthy so it may deal with the effects of stress properly.

What Are Your Treatment Options?

When it comes to back pain, your chiropractor wants to find the reason behind it. They seek to treat your pain at its source, not merely treat the symptoms. So go to the chiropractor to find out what treatment options will work best to treat the root of your back pain and get your body healthy again!

See your chiropractor for treatment options today at The Joint Chiropractic! 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.


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