Updated: Oct 22
If you always catch yourself saying “Ouch, my back!” often, it’s time to do something about it. Did you know that back pain is a leading cause of missed work days as well as work limitations? Don’t let yourself be a part of this statistics. Forget about ignoring or numbing it with painkillers, long-term solution is the way to go! Along with breaking some bad habits, adjusting your lifestyle, chiropractic care is a great way to relieve pain, treat symptoms, and correct possible subluxation which could be the root cause of the problem. But before anything else, you have to know what’s causing your back pain for you to figure out how to address it. Here are the different causes of back pain to give you an idea of what’s going on so that you’ll be able to explain your symptoms to your chiropractor clearly and make your diagnosis more accurate and you’re your treatment more efficient.
1. Back Muscle Sprain, Strain And Cramp
If you’re the type of person who has little to no physical activity during weekdays, then tries to do extreme ones during the weekends, you’ve probably experienced this already. Overworking your muscles and ligaments leads to small tears in the tissues and cause sprain, strain, or spasm. make an appointment and Consult your problem for early detection and treatment.
Also known as misalignments. This means some vertebrae in the spine are not in their normal position. Unless these subluxations get corrected or adjusted by a chiropractor, it will continually cause pain. Aside from pain, misalignments can also lead to systematic dysfunction and disease.
3. Disc Herniation
This condition may not show symptoms like lower back pain. However, it may bring intense and debilitating pain in other parts of your body. What’s worse is that it doesn’t heal completely but you can prevent it from deteriorating further by seeking regular manual therapist care.
As mentioned above, with the modern lifestyle majority of us have nowadays, stress will be a part of your life too. While a little stress is a good motivation, too much of it can lead to muscles becoming weak, sore, and loaded with trigger points which often materialize as low back pain. If this is your case, knowing how to take a break is often the key. If there’s no sign of improvement, time to consult a professional.
5. Backache Pain And Stiffness
Stiffness and tightness in the back are most often due to changes in the muscles which affect spinal alignment. More than 80% of neck and back problems are a result of tight, achy muscles brought on by years of bad posture causing changes in spinal alignment. Additionally, joint stiffness and pain could mean you are at risk for spinal degenerative osteoarthritis. Poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle have shown to increase the risk of the condition in later years.
Do you often feel burning or tingling sensation on one leg? Does the pain starts on your lower back and travels into your thigh, which sometimes travels further down the leg to the foot and toes? Or, worst, numbness or weakness of the leg muscles is already present? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then it’s possible that you have sciatica. This pain in your leg, which is actually just a symptom of an underlying condition, is usually due to disc herniation, piriformis syndrome, trigger point referral, or trapped nerve.
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