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The Many Causes of Back Pain

By Stepy Kamei

Back pain is a very common health issue that millions of people deal with. In fact, back pain is one of the top causes of visits to the doctor each year. Perhaps the only thing more irritating than experiencing back pain is trying to figure out what caused it in the first place. Whether you're dealing with acute or chronic back pain, it's easier to find relief from your symptoms when you know what's causing them. Keep on reading to learn more about some of the more common (and even surprising) causes of back pain, and how you can find safe and effective pain relief through natural methods such as chiropractic care.

Strained Muscles

One of the more common causes of back pain is due to straining the muscles in the area somehow. From lifting heavy objects incorrectly, to twisting suddenly in an awkward manner, to overexerting yourself during physical activity such as exercise or sports, straining the muscles in your back can be pretty easy to do. If you feel sore a few hours after a period of exerting a lot of energy, you probably know what the cause was.

Poor Posture

Having good posture isn't just about having good manners; poor posture can actually lead to health issues such as back pain as well! When you hunch your shoulders forward or slouch your neck downward, you're actually placing increased amounts of pressure and strain on the muscles of your neck and shoulders. This strain often radiates down the spinal column, leading to aches and pains throughout the neck, shoulders, and back. Make sure you're sitting in a position that avoids straining your muscles; you may want to invest in ergonomically designed chairs and furniture.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress is an inevitable aspect of life, especially given our chaotic schedules. However, letting stress go unchecked can increase the risk of developing chronic back pain. That's because stress often causes us to tense up our muscles, which encourages back pain.

Chiropractic Helps!

Fortunately, chiropractic care can help bring about relief from back pain. Chiropractors use manual manipulation techniques to gently yet effectively relieve strain from around the spinal column which could be contributing to back pain. Chiropractic is a natural and safe method of relieving aches and pains in a lasting manner. Chiropractors can also provide further advice and guidance on how to prevent back pain from occurring in the future.

Come on in to your nearest location of The Joint Chiropractic clinics today to learn more about how chiropractic can benefit your overall health and wellness!

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