Myths About Back Pain
By Sara Butler
Back pain -- everyone gets it. OK, maybe not everyone, but according to the American Chiropractic Association, about 80 percent of people will -- so it's practically everyone. Because it's something that impacts the lives of so many people, there's a wealth of information out there about it. Unfortunately, not all of that information is correct. In fact, quite a few myths are out there about back pain. It's time to set the record straight and find out the truth about back pain so you're prepared if it ever strikes you.
Myth No. 1: Back Pain is a Normal Part of the Aging Process
There's nothing about back pain that should be considered normal. Sure, you may be more likely to experience small discomforts as you grow older, but the pain is a signal from your body that something is going on that shouldn't be. That's why you should always seek help from the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic if you are in pain so they can figure out why that is and work to repair it.
Myth No. 2: Your Back Pain Isn't That Bad
You may think that the discomfort or pain you're experiencing in your neck or back isn't too bad, but you should never just grin and bear it. There are certainly different levels of pain that people experience, and your pain may not feel as significant as others who you know, but constant discomfort is not a healthy state of being no matter how little that discomfort may be. Anytime you experience pain that interferes with function in your daily life, it needs to be checked out.
Myth No. 3: If You're Healthy and Active, Don't Worry
It's a common misconception that those who are healthy overall as well as physically active won't experience back pain, but that's certainly not true. You may lower your chances of developing back pain by focusing on your health and keeping your body strong and balanced, but there are certain activities, such as golf, that increase your chances of back pain. So never assume that simply because you're doing what you should for your health that back pain can never happen to you.
If you have questions about back pain, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint today. They can help you figure out what's true and what's false as they help you care for your back and keep it free from pain!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.