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3 Surprises That May Be Cause Your Back Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Chances are good that you’ve dealt with back pain in your past. Or perhaps you’re dealing with back pain right now. This frustrating symptom happens to almost everyone at one point or another. We use our backs for just about everything, so it’s no wonder that pain in this area is incredibly common. If you deal with back pain on a regular basis, you may be ready to nip it in the bud for good. Take a look at these common causes of back pain, simple solutions for dealing with them, as well as one big tip for improving the health of your spine.

Your Laptop

Technology is a really cool perk to living in the age in which we do. It makes tons of things easier and more efficient. But, it may also be causing you to have a backache. We tend to spend a lot of time on the computer or tablet … A LOT! And when we’re on our favorite device, we’re not exactly sitting in the best posture. The poor posture plus the inordinate amount of time we spend there means back and neck pain often follow.

Your NetFlix Binge

It might not be NetFlix specifically, but our lack of activity in lieu of things like a NetFlix binge is definitely hurting our spines. Our bodies were meant to move. When we don’t engage in any sort of activity for hours on end, it can hurt our health in multiple ways, back pain and poor spinal health being only one. If you suffer from back pain, take note of your levels of inactivity, and get up and moving if necessary.

Your Shoes

Your shoes play a bigger role in your spinal health than you might think. They offer support for your feet, but that support also travels all the way to your back. So if your shoes are unsupportive, it can cause pain in the back as well. Take a good look at your shoes to determine whether they are adequate or not. High heels and severe flats tend to be the most unsupportive. But, if yours are overly worn, it might also be time for a change. If you suspect your shoes are the culprit, buy a new pair and see what happens.

What Can Be Done About Back Pain?

If you suffer from back pain, take notice of any of the above scenarios and make changes to your routine. Another great way to protect the back is by getting chiropractic care. Chiropractors align the vertebrae of your back properly, and then keep it that way with regular visits. This can boost the health of your spine as well as eliminate pain. If you’d like to try this method, check out The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint offers walk-in visits and an affordable pricing plan to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Back pain happens, but you don’t have to let it become a permanent fixture in your life. Get to The Joint for a little push in the right direction as soon as today.

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