Chronic and Common
Back pain is one of the most common of the neurological and muscular disorders among all adults, second to that of headaches. One of the major reasons this can be the case is because the back is the support column for the entire body. It is the main support, and for doing all the moving around and work that we do, the back is the most used and most affected. When addressing back pain, you also have to understand that it is not only back uses that cause this ailment, it can also have to do with the knees, the feet, and even shoulder and leg problems.
Your back receives a lot of mileage, and because of this, it can be one of the first things to develop problems. If you work a job or play a sport where there is repeat motion involved, you might run into back problems. It is important to figure out exactly what is causing your back pain and where the back pain is in order to fully grasp how to alleviate the symptoms, the cause, and of course, the pain.
Back pain can have many different causes, but as we said before, it could have much to do with either a repeated motion and the back is dealing with the wear and tear, or your back is dealing with a traumatic incident that threw off the synergy that it had before, such as a car accident or work related injury.
Back Pain Defeated
Often times, for back pain that is caused be repeated and constant motion, the muscles within the back may be very tense and causing pain in the spinal area, lower back, or upper back around the shoulders. One of the best ways to help this is very simple. Warm up massage oils and firmly push and rub out the “knots”, which are muscles that have banded up due to stress or overuse without relaxation. This will help relieve much of the discomfort, as the muscles will go back to normal.
Always remember, when doing repeat work and heavy lifting; always lift with your knees, as this will take much stress off your back. If you can, change your posture or how you work in such a way that will take a majority of the stress off your back.
Sitting in a hot bath will also keep your muscles loosened and relaxed after work, so take a shower or a bath if you’ve had a day that was hard on your back. When you can, make sure you are being extra careful to use as much support as you can if you know that you’ve had back problems in the past.
Last, if you are dealing with the type of back pain that occurs from a traumatic incident, you need to head over to a health and wellness chiropractor. The chiropractor will assess exactly what the problem is and determine the severity of your situation. Often times, you might need an alignment, which is what happens when the chiropractor realigns your spinal column and directs your back to better posture.