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The Most Common Causes of Low Back Pain

By Sara Butler

Low back pain is common. In fact, the American Chiropractic Association says many people miss work due to back pain each year. It’s also one of the most popular reasons for seeking out medical help. There are a few things that contribute to this common ailment. So, if you suffer from low back pain then it’s worth it to explore the reason behind it.

You’ve Been Injured

There are so many ways to injure your back. Lifting a heavy object, overexerting yourself, or just moving the wrong way can be a recipe for injury. If any of the ligaments, tendons, or muscles that support your back is injured, then it can cause rather sudden and intense pain.

Most of the time, sudden pain experienced with injury can be treated through chiropractic care and over-the-counter medications. What makes chiropractic care so useful in treating back injuries with sudden pain is that the hands-on adjustments can help to relax the muscles around the injured area, helping the pain to go away faster. So, you don’t have to just suffer through it until the pain goes away.

You Have an Illness or Other Medical Condition

There are many illnesses that can lead to back pain, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scoliosis
  • Inflammatory diseases

These conditions can create a situation where chronic back pain is experienced. Chronic back pain is very different than the sudden pain associated with injury, as it lasts longer. People who suffer from chronic pain seek solutions beyond just treating their symptoms – they want to treat the underlying problem. That’s exactly why chiropractic care is such a great option for chronic pain.

When you see a chiropractor for issues related to chronic pain, you are getting care that helps to promote healing while it addresses issues related to pain. Your chiropractor will create a treatment plan with you to address your specific issues and help you to find relief.

Poor Lifestyle Choices

Sometimes back pain can be related to bad lifestyle choices. The two biggest are:

  • Being overweight
  • Smoking

Both of these things can impact the health of the spine and result in health issues, causing back pain.

Chiropractic care is essential for people who suffer from back pain, whether it’s sudden or chronic. If you suffer from back pain, come into The Joint Chiropractic today!

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


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