People always blame back pain to fatigue. We say “Oh it’s nothing, I’m just tired. It’ll go away when I get some rest.” But does it really? Sure hectic work schedule, chaotic family life, crazy partying always come with some sort of back pain that can really take a toll on your health, no wonder most people are complaining about lower back pain.
However, while the stress of daily living can no doubt bring all sorts of pain to your body, sometimes back pains happens even when you’re one of the lucky ones with care-free life. How is that possible? That’s because back pain can also be a symptom of a lot of different health issues. Here are some most common causes of back pain.
If you play sports, you probably understand how prone you can be to injuries which can cause chronic upper back pains. Even accidents like car crash or falling from a tree can put you in a state that requires you to be in a bad position all day resulting to muscular pain.
Osteoporosis can gradually weaken your bones, making them more likely to fracture and less likely to carry your weight well. If you have osteoporosis in your thoracic spine, you may develop upper back pain. Weakened vertebrae don't support your body's weight as well, so your muscles, ligaments, and tendons have to work harder to make up for the vertebrae.
Also known as misalignments. This means some vertebrae in the spine are not in their normal position. Unless these subluxations gets corrected or adjusted by a chiropractor, it will continually cause pain. Aside from pain, misalignments can also lead to systematic dysfunction and disease.
This condition may not show symptoms like lower back pain. However, it may bring intense and debilitating pain in other parts of your body. What’s worse is that it doesn’t heal completely but you can prevent it from deteriorating further by seeking regular chiropractic care.
Sprain, Strain, And Spasm
If you’re the type of person who has little to no physical activity during weekdays, then tries to do extreme ones during the weekends, you’ve probably experienced this already. Overworking your muscles and ligaments leads to small tears in the tissues and cause sprain, strain, or spasm. Consult a Chiropractor here in Singapore for early detection and treatment.
As mentioned above, with the modern lifestyle majority of us have nowadays, stress will be a part of your life too. While a little stress is a good motivation, too much of it can lead to muscles becoming weak, sore, and loaded with trigger points which often materialize as low back pain. If this is your case, knowing how to take a break is often the key. If there’s no sign of improvement, time to consult a professional.
Do you always find yourself trying to rub your shoulders and upper back to kind of relieve tension? That could be a sign of having poor posture since poor one puts a lot of strain on the affected muscle, ligaments and joints. Being on a bad position all the time, like leaning on your right side often when working in front of a computer every day, forces body parts like the back, neck, and shoulders to carry more unnecessary weight that they wouldn’t have to if you were in an ideal posture. This habit causes pain all the time.
People tend to underestimate how heavy something is so they pick it mindlessly and don’t exercises proper way of lifting things. Whether you’re certain that the load is light or not, just assume it’s heavy to make sure you lift it properly. Make sure to bend your hips and knees to squat down to your load, keep it close to your body and straighten your legs to lift. Do not twist or turn when holding or lifting heavy objects. Learning how to lift and handle heavy loads can help prevent injury and avoid back pain.
Whether you suspect your back pain is due to any of those or not, chiropractic care should be a part of your health regimen. Not only because it treats the condition but also because it can prevent it from happening in the first place. Back pain is serious, don’t take it for granted if there’s an available help that you can get. Although some cases only requires you to take a couple of days rest, there are those that are serious and needs professional help. Chiropractors in Singapore can relieve the pain and treat the root cause of the problem through spinal manipulation.