4 Reasons Your Back May Be Hurting

By Virginia Laird

All too often, people suffer from back pain with no understanding why or how it has come about. There are a plethora of reasons people report experiencing pain; however, very rarely does the pain point to something more serious. A great deal of back pain can be treated with routine visits to the chiropractor. Such care can include small adjustments to the spine to restore function as well as decrease the pain. Some of the causes of back pain can include:

  • You are wearing heels too often
  • You have a long commute to work daily
  • The mattress you are sleeping on is too old   
  • Yoga is not in your vocabulary

You are Wearing Heels Too Often

Although the fashion world would have women wearing high heels all day, every day these shoes can be exponentially painful on the back. As heels cause pain to the feet, a person may begin to walk with an unnatural stride. This can put stress on the spine, causing it to shift, restricting function. If you are a heel lover, routine visits to the chiropractor can help undo the damage caused by the love of fashionable yet uncomfortable shoes.

You Have a Long Commute to Work Daily

One of the worst things for the back is a long car ride. Millions of Americans commute daily to work. Most car seats offer little to no lumbar support, causing back pain. Chiropractors recommend those who have long commutes for work consider investing in one of the various lumbar supports on the market. These can help to prevent back pain. 

The Mattress You are Sleeping on is Too Old

All too often people keep their mattresses for far too long. It is recommended to replace a mattress at or before it is eight years old. Chiropractors remind that once a mattress begins to sag, the inner working or springs are broken and it should be replaced as soon as possible.

Yoga is Not in Your Vocabulary

If you are skipping out on yoga, you could be missing a great opportunity to release stress and tension in the body. Chiropractors recommend yoga as an exercise to stretch the body as well as build the core muscles. Strengthening the core muscles can improve a person’s posture.

To help decrease your back pain, visit The Joint Chiropractic near you, where chiropractors are waiting to help you map a personalized plan for your pain.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.

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