Myths of Back Pain
By Sara Butler
When it comes to back pain, statistics are not on your side. According to the American Chiropractic Association and the National Institutes of Health, about 80 percent of people will battle back pain at some point in their lives. Your best weapon against back pain is knowledge, which is why the chiropractors at The Joint are here to help you understand the truth behind a few of the most prevalent myths about back pain.
Myth No. 1: Back Pain is Normal as You Get Older
Adding more candles to that birthday cake each year isn’t a reason back pain strikes. Sure, your body may not feel like it used to and getting older does make you more susceptible to disease and illness, but don’t ever accept back pain as a normal state of being no matter how old you are.
Seeing the chiropractors at The Joint regularly can help you take the right steps toward stopping back pain in its tracks. Make spinal health a priority in your life!
Myth No. 2: If You’re Active, Back Pain Won’t Happen to You
Staying physically fit and being active no matter your age is important, but it’s not a guarantee that back pain won’t strike. If you combine exercise to strengthen your body and spine with proper posture, nutrition, and stress reduction, you’ll lead a healthier life overall and reduce your chances of back pain in the future.
Myth No. 3: The Severity of Back Pain Indicates the Severity of the Injury
Pain is not a great indicator of how serious an injury is. Sometimes pain can take a while to show up -- months, even. In fact, as far as your chiropractor is concerned, pain is one of your body’s last signals that something is wrong. If you experience even a mild ache that has lasted for a while, you need to get it checked out as soon as possible.
Myth No. 4: Back Pain Means Back Surgery is Needed
Even though a lot of people will experience back pain in their lives, that’s no reason to jump on the table for surgery. You should seek out conservative care that is non-invasive first and regard surgery as a last resort. Chiropractic care delivers non-invasive, natural, and conservative treatment for the pain you’re experiencing.
You don't have to live with back pain! Come into The Joint Chiropractic today and begin to help your body heal itself!
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