Do you have back pain? This is one of the most common forms of pain that people have. Injuries to the spine can happen because of chronic conditions, overuse with exercise or sports, injuries, nerve issues and more. However, you can help reduce your risk for spinal health problems with the right therapies and exercises to strengthen your back. Even eating better can help strengthen your spinal health. Let us help you have better spinal health in 2019!
Do you feel like you get back pain almost on a daily basis? This is one of the most common forms of pain, especially in the lower back. Unless you struggle with back or spinal issues, you may not realize how big of a problem these are. However, reports show that lower back pain is the most common form of back pain, and that back pain is the most common reason for missed work in the United States. The American Chiropractic Association reports that more than 31 million Americans struggle with chronic back and spinal pain on a regular basis. More than 3 million cases of chronic back pain are diagnosed each additional year as well.
The most common age groups to have problems with their back or spinal health are 19 and over. Many patients over 60 have spinal issues because of degenerative conditions, but the back and spine problems are just as common in those in younger age groups. Common causes of back or spinal injuries include:
Many people think that something major must happen to have bad spinal health or to sustain an injury. However, even simply not getting the right nutrition can cause you health problems. A lack of regular exercise can cause the muscles in the back to become weak as well, leading to atrophy, neuropathy issues, a higher risk of injury.
Back pain is not something you want to ignore. It shows that there is something wrong with your spine or something in your spinal area. When problems are ignored, they can grow worse until you lose your range-of-motion and ability to walk. Patients who have back or spinal issues will commonly have problems such as:
These can be severe symptoms that you should never ignore. When you have back pain and it persists through another day, always call and get a consultation. Spinal issues can be helped much easier with prompt treatment. With cases that go weeks and months without treatment, you run the risk of muscle atrophy, chronic back pain and inflammation, degenerating joints and nerve damage.
Many people don’t seek to have better spinal health until they sustain a back or spinal injury. If this is you, you want to get rid of your back problems so you don’t have declining health and so you can get back to the things you love. Chiropractic care is one service that is natural and doesn’t require the use of surgery or narcotics to start healing. This is a service that involves the gentle manipulation of your back and spine in order to get the joints in their proper place. Misalignment of the spine is a major cause of back pain and spinal issues.
With frequent gentle alignments, athletes can keep their joints in optimum position to stay in shape. This service can help those with pain due to degenerative conditions, herniated or bulging discs and back issues. Often, patients feel relief in the first appointment and the need for surgery and narcotics isn’t necessary. We also have services such as electrical stimulation to calm irritated or damaged nerves. Spinal alignment therapy can help straighten out slipped vertebrae and can help relieve pressure on discs.
If your case is severe, we may suggest braces or other support appliances to protect your back and to help your back get in better health. Steroid shots to help with chronic pain are also an option during your treatment. There are many methods of combining natural healing therapies depending on your conditions, age and preferences.
Whether you are in treatment for spinal health issues or you want to avoid them, you can use tips such as these to have good (or better) spinal health:
For help customized to your symptoms and back pain, call Back2Health today at (843) 405-0025!