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Young and Healthy, So Why Does the Back Hurt?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Even though most of us expect to experience some degree of back pain at one point or another, we generally don’t expect it while we’re young and relatively healthy. Unfortunately, a growing number of people are experiencing just that. But why? What about our lives has changed to cause this unwanted phenomenon? If you consider yourself young and generally fit, take a look at these causes of back pain, followed by what can be done to fix it.

Possible Causes of Back Pain

  • An Inactive Lifestyle - Are you a couch potato? Do you spend most downtime watching Netflix or playing video games? This is a big cause of back pain in the younger population.

  • A Desk Job - Desk jobs are great! But unfortunately, the lack of movement and hours spent in front of the computer can cause back pain. If the back hurts more than it should, and most working hours are spent sitting, it might be the cause. 

  • A Poor Diet - Excess weight can put pressure on the spine, thus causing long-term back pain. And in our quick and easy world, many eat too much fast food and not enough healthy food which further contributes to this problem.

Possible Solutions

  • Movement is Necessary - Incorporate normal movement into the everyday routine. Get some exercise, participate in an active hobby, and make sure that the body is up and moving at least a little bit every day.

  • Plan a Better Diet - Stop eating out so much and stick to fruits and vegetables as much as possible. There is no magic solution. Plan better, gain some willpower, and watch the weight drop and the back pain decrease.

  • Get Chiropractic Care - This is probably one of the best things that can be done for the back. Since changing any lifestyle is time consuming and difficult, this gives us a way to get help now with less effort. Chiropractors can help alleviate back pain by reducing restriction in the spine. They can also offer some tips for healthy living that can give you the knowledge and boost that you need to get the body and back on track to better health.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to ease your back pain, no matter your age, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to your advantage. Back pain is something that most people have to deal with in life, but it doesn’t have to take it over and make you suffer every day. Get the help you need and feel your best starting with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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