Why You Shouldn't Ignore Back Pain
By Sara Butler
Back pain is a common affliction. As a matter of fact, you have an 80 percent chance of experiencing back pain at some point. The fact that back pain is so common may make it tempting to just ride out the pain, but there are many good reasons to take back pain seriously. Here are some of the reasons you shouldn’t ignore your aching back!
The Straw That Breaks Your Back
You’ve surely heard the term “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” but you need to know when it comes to back health, you are the camel in this scenario. There are many spinal issues that can start out as a minor ache and then one little action turns them into a major problem. It can be something as silly as bending over to put on your pants or tie your shoelaces -- and then you are down for the count! If you ignore the aches and pains you experience in your back and don’t get to the chiropractor, then you may just get taken out by bending over to pick up a straw.
You Don’t Have to Be In Pain
Pain is not the best indicator of how healthy or unhealthy your spine is. You could go into the chiropractor’s office feeling like a million bucks and be surprised to learn you have back troubles brewing. A better indication of spine health is an examination by a trained professional such as your chiropractor. So, if you’re already experiencing a backache, you definitely need to get in.
Your Nerves are Important
Your spine protects your nervous system, and you won’t be going anywhere or doing anything without a healthy nervous system. If your spine is misaligned and there is compression on a nerve root, it can impact the messages being sent back and forth between your brain and other vital organs. This makes it very important to have any kind of a backache or back pain checked by your chiropractor so they can make sure these interferences aren’t occurring and your nervous system is functioning optimally.
Your Quality of Life is Important
Chiropractors want their patients to be living the best quality life they can be, and in order for that to happen, they need a body that is functioning at its very best. As you age, aches and pains become more prevalent and it’s going to be as important as ever to have a partner in your wellness – your chiropractor. This can keep you healthy and active for many years to come.
If you have a mysterious ache or pain anywhere in your body, including your back, your chiropractor is the perfect person to discuss it with. So make sure you bring it up next time you come into The Joint Chiropractic.