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Avoid These Common Causes of Back Pain

By Sara Butler

The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic see patients for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest reasons? Back pain, of course!

Back pain impacts each person differently. What can be sharp pain in one person is a dull ache in another. Visiting the chiropractor can help you to identify the underlying issues associated with your back pain and treat it, but it's also important to know what you may be doing regularly that can lead you to back pain in the first place.

Trauma from Car Accidents

Automobile accidents happen and when they do, they can cause a lot of damage to your back. The injuries caused by coming to a jarring and sudden stop in a car accident can cause whiplash injuries. These injuries can appear hours, days, or even weeks after the accident in question. That's why you should always see a chiropractor when you're involved in even a small accident. Make sure to always get checked out right away to avoid problems in the future.

Weak Core Muscles

When you think of the health of your back you may not understand what on earth it has to do with your core, but there's a huge link. If the muscles in your abdomen are weak, then it can cause weakness pain in your back. That's because if the core muscles aren't strong enough to lend some support to the back muscles, the back has to work overtime to stay upright. Focus on strengthening your core if you want to avoid back pain.

Poor Posture

How much time do you spend each day hunched over your desk, working on your computer? How about sitting in front of your television or playing around on your phone? There are plenty of opportunities each day to have poor posture and many people take full advantage of those opportunities, landing them at the chiropractor's office with back pain.

Avoid back pain by working on your posture. Make sure to take frequent breaks during the day to stretch and move around, at least once per hour.

Lift Habits

You may not need to lift things often, but when you do, are you doing it the right way? Improper lifting technique of objects both large and small are a danger to the health of your back. To try to avoid injury that can plague so many people who practice poor lifting techniques, talk to the chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic to help you figure out what you may be doing wrong and how to do it right.

If you're worried about the health of your spine, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.

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