Top 5 Underlying Causes to Your Back Pain- by a Chiropractic Doctor in Kyle TX
Did you know that back pain is the second most common reason that employees miss work? It ranks behind only the common cold. Studies show that most people will experience a substantial event of back or neck pain throughout their life. It’s something that most people will not act to prevent from happening, but will react and seek care after pain, numbness or other symptoms appear.
I hear it all the time…”Not sure what caused this pain, it just started” or “What do you think caused this kink in my neck?” The answer is usually an accumulation of events rather than one single event such as a car accident.
#1- Your Posture! When you’ve spent years sitting at a computer for 8 hours a day or you grow up looking straight down at your iphone or ipad, the result is inevitable that the curves in your spine will have problems. The neck curve will straighten out and sometimes start to curve in the reverse, the shoulders start rounding forward and the head hangs more forward in a forward head posture.
#2- Your Sleeping Position! Imagine walking around all day with your neck flopped over to the side for eight hours. Sure sounds like a pain in the neck, eh? Yet, every night you are going to sleep and doing the same thing night after night. On top of that, your hips are all twisted up all night, thus torqueing your lower back and twisting the spine. See where I’m going with this?
#3- Your Sedentary Lifestyle! Imagine a day like this…you wake up and sit down as you drive to work to sit down at your desk to go and sit down to eat lunch to go back to sit down at the desk to the sit down in the car to drive home to sit down for dinner to sit down and watch some TV. All the while, sitting puts more stress on your lower back than standing. Remember this, sitting is to your spine what sugar is to your teeth.
#4- Your Stress! Stress is the #1 contributing factor to health in America. It is the greatest contributor to heart disease, stroke, cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, musculoskeletal pain including neck pain, back pain, migraines and headaches.
#5- Your Old Car Accident! Research shows that more than half of car accident victims will have some lingering effects from a past motor vehicle accident. Whiplash is notorious for stretching out ligaments, damaging the muscles and changing the spinal curves. Too many pop a few Tylenols and get the pain to go away, but fail to get the proper treatment necessary. This often times requires chiropractic care, physical therapy or home exercise, x-rays, and a proper treatment plan
At Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness we believe in getting you out of pain and into health! Call us today to ask about a free consultation.
Dr. Ryan Browning