Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss multiple days of work each year. There are many causes behind it, and each one determines how your chiropractor Hollywood FL can treat and alleviate your pain. Here are three of the most common.
1. Poor Posture
Poor posture is a common cause of back pain that often begins in childhood and can carry into adulthood. It typically affects the alignment of the spinal column, which can lead to back pain and other uncomfortable spinal issues. From sitting to sleeping, the way the spine is positioned for everything the body does will affect whether it remains in alignment or is put in an arrangement that causes muscle strain and pain.
There are many types of accidents that can cause back pain. One of the most common is car accidents. To put things in perspective: There are approximately 30,000 car accidents per day. Some of them result in minor aches and injuries, while others lead to chronic and/or debilitating pain. Accidents can also exacerbate existing conditions that already cause back pain, such as osteoporosis and arthritis.
3. Muscle Strain
Muscle strain is another frequent cause of back pain. It can be caused by a variety of activities such as lifting something incorrectly or compensating for pain in one area of the body by taxing another. Sports-related injuries are also a common source of muscle strain, and they can cause torn muscles and ligaments that result in pain.
If you’re suffering from back pain, your chiropractor can help identify the source and put your spine back into alignment. He or she can also give you exercises to do on a daily basis to help keep it properly aligned. These repeated motions will help you maintain proper posture and thereby correct spinal alignment to alleviate muscle strain and back pain.