Back Pain and You: What You Need to Know

Back pain is an issue that most individuals will have to deal with at some point in their lives. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to deal with it when that time comes. And we’re here to help you with that. Here are a few things you have to know about back pain, both before and after you experience it.

What Causes Back Pain

There are numerous causes for back pain. Some are genetic and related to how old you are, but others are entirely avoidable if you give it enough thought. 

Posture Issues

A common cause for back pain in younger individuals is posture issues. In today’s world, it isn’t uncommon for someone to be slouched over at a computer desk or lifting objects. Having improper posture is certainly one way you can end up having back issues, either today or in the long term.

Injuries with Long Lasting Effects

Another common cause for back pain are various injuries that can affect your back. For example, getting involved in a major car accident can do long term damage to your body. Your back in particular is at risk here, as your spine bears most of the impact and can bend it in ways it shouldn’t. Usually it takes the help of a professional team to help with this  

Your Age

One thing that everyone has to deal with is the endless march of time. You’re not always going to be the same spry child, teenager, or young adult you’ve always been. Eventually your age will start catching up to you and causing numerous issues. One of these issues is having to deal with a bad back.

Your Eating Habits

Everyone loves food and you’d be hard pressed to find someone that didn’t have a favorite dish. However, our love of food can also be the downfall of our back health. Some dishes can have some pretty adverse effects on your health in the long run. Dishes rich in sugar in particular have a nasty penchant for causing numerous health issues, one of which is long term back pain. Excessive weight can also be an issue as the added weight puts more strain on your back.

How You Can Deal With Back Pain

Now that you know what could be causing your back pain, it’s time to take a look at how you can effectively minimize it’s effects. Here are a few things you can do to keep your back in good health, or to minimize the back pain that you’re already dealing with.

A Good Diet Plan

One of the best and most simple ways to keep your back in good health is to follow a good diet plan. A good diet plan will consist of proper portions, and good food choices that will help you avoid the issues caused by unhealthy dishes. A proper diet can even help in recovering from long term injuries caused by accidents that are affecting your health.

Proper Exercise

A great way to help you avoid back pain both present and future is to ensure that you have a good exercise routine. Exercise helps you shed any extra weight your back has to deal with, and also strengthens it. You’d be hard pressed to find anything better than a good workout session when it comes to keeping your back healthy! 

Chiropractic Services from a Professional

In case these solutions don’t work out for you, or your back is simply too far gone then you might need the help of a professional. Professional chiropractic services are an excellent way for you to help your back get back in proper shape. Chiropractic professionals like us have numerous treatments ready to help you minimize the effect of back pain. The best part is that professionals will also provide long term solutions to other long lasting problems. 

Final Thoughts

Back pain is a pain in the back, quite literally. But that doesn’t mean you have to deal with it for the rest of your life. As long as you’re aware of what to avoid, and what to do when trying to deal with it, then you should be set. If that doesn’t help, feel free to give us a visit and we’ll be glad to help!

Dr. Rebecca Carlson

Dr. Rebecca Carlson

I want to be the best I can with a chiropractic lifestyle: The best mom, the best wife, the best doctor / coach / cheerleader, in that order of priority. I also want to be the best athlete I can be, the best role model, the best friend, the best leader, and the smartest version of myself (you get the idea) that I can be.