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3 Possible Reasons That Your Back Hurts

By Genevieve Cunningham

For most people, back pain is an expected part of life. It’s going to happen. It may not be severe, and it may not be constant, but there are very few people who escape without at least a little in the way of pain. But why? Besides the fact that we use our backs so often, why else is back pain such a problem? As it turns out, it may all be in our bad habits. If you or someone you know suffers from back pain, take a look at these three reasons why it may be happening. 

You’re a Slouch

Posture is taken for granted far too often. We just don’t give it enough thought and attention. Most of us slouch the majority of the time. Our shoulders are rounded forward, backs hunched, and stomachs relaxed and pooched out. If this sounds like you, you may already have the answer to your back pain. Try improving your posture, and you may find the pain diminish over time.

You Skip Exercise

If we all face the truth, most of us will have to come to grips with the fact that we don’t exercise nearly enough. We might get to it every now and again, but an everyday practice just isn’t the norm. This causes weak muscles in the back, extra strain in all the wrong places, and eventually pain. If you want to diminish the amount of back pain that you suffer, add exercise into the routine. Walking, running, aerobics, swimming, or yoga. It’s all good for you, so take your pick and get busy. 

You’re an Office Worker

There are so many good things about working in an office. You don’t have to literally break your back every day, you’re protected from the elements, and things are more streamlined and efficient. But if there’s a downside, it’s definitely back pain. Those who spend hours in an office every day are sure to suffer from discomfort in the back and neck. How can you solve this problem? Take frequent breaks, exercise off the clock, and make sure your office is as ergonomic as possible. 

So what can be done about back pain? One of the best things you can do is to add chiropractic care to your life. Chiropractors may be able to remove restrictions from the vertebrae, which strengthens the health of the spine and reduces pain. If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Back pain is no joke! Get a little relief and a step in a healthier direction beginning with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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