What Are The Common Causes Of Back Pain And How To Prevent It
Back pain and discomfort in the spine or neck is something that many people suffer. For some people it can be a chronic, ongoing condition, while for others it may be the result of a temporary injury to a muscle that helps support the spine. Either way, visits to the chiropractor are usually necessary to correct the problem.
Let’s look at some of the common reasons for back pain and what can be done to help.
Poor Lifting Technique
This is possibly one of the most common causes of lower back issues, whether temporary or ongoing. Lifting heavy objects using poor technique places unnecessary strain on the muscles of the lower back, which can in turn lead to the dislodgement of a disc in the spine. The disc then touches a spinal nerve, resulting in severe back pain and muscle stiffness.
Always bend the knees and use the power of the legs to do the lifting while keeping a straight back at all times.
Sit, stand or walk with bad posture often enough and the result will invariably be spinal problems. Poor posture puts the spine under load and places pressure on the vertebrae in ways that the spine is not designed to deal with. Developing proper posture can go a long way toward ensuring a life free of back complaints.
Bending Over for Long Periods
Everyone will develop an aching back if they stay bent over for too long. It doesn’t matter whether you’re lifting anything or not. Pressure will be placed on the spine and surrounding muscles when hunched over like this, guaranteeing a sore back in the process.
The best thing to do is squat down as much as you can while weeding the garden or whatever, and if you are bending over, do it in short bursts, giving the back a stretch when you straighten up. Take breaks and remain upright for a while.
Overstretching the muscles in the back can lead to tears in the muscle fibres. It can also result in a bulging disc which will cause great discomfort. Always pay close attention to how you are treating your back no matter what you are doing at the time. Poor back health affects your entire quality of life.
Get Regular Spine Adjustments
Receiving regular spinal adjustments by a qualified chiropractor will ensure a back that is pain-free and vastly improved quality of life. On the Gold Coast, look no further than the expert staff at Helensvale Chiropractic Centre. Our team of professional chiropractors will be able to relieve your back pain as well as advise you on how best to prevent back problems in the future. Book an appointment today.
BY: Helensvale Chiropractic
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