If you experience back pain you are not alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Why you experience back pain may be a mystery to you, though. This is because a lot of back pain people experience doesn’t actually start in the back, but elsewhere in the body. This is precisely why you need a chiropractor in your life, so they can help you to solve this mystery. Here are some of the more common reasons people experience back pain that you may want to speak with your chiropractor about.
Misalignment of the Hips
If you feel like one of your legs is shorter than the other or your stops are uneven, or if you carry a heavy bag on only one side of your body, display poor posture or wear shoes that offer much support it can contribute to a misalignment of your hips that can lead straight to back pain. If you have weak core muscles or weak hips this may be one of the biggest contributors to your hip misalignment and ultimately your back pain.
Yes, text neck is a real thing. People spend so much time on their smartphones or tablets these days that they tend to always be looking down. When you hand your head forward in a forward head posture you are putting undue strain on your neck, shoulders and upper back that can buy you a one-way ticket to Back Pain Town. Lucky for you, the spinal misalignments brought about by text neck, along with the back pain, can be helped by regular visits to your chiropractor.
Sitting is something you do every day, and who would have thought it could be so hard on your back? Sitting for prolonged periods puts a lot of strain on your back. It compresses your spine and increases the stress on your neck, legs, back and arms. The best way to combat pain caused by sitting is to get up at least once an hour to move around and do a few stretches. Also, setting up your workstation in an ergonomically correct way can help counteract some of the ill effects caused by all that sitting.
No matter how your back pain may have started, seeing a chiropractor is one of the best things you can do to combat it. They can help you discover the source of your back pain and treat it, leading to a healthier you!
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