How To Overcome Your Back Pain

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HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR BACK PAIN

Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously? If left untreated, chronic back pain can lead to long-term dysfunction. Back pain is one of the most common physical complaints that people suffer from and more than 80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain can interfere with your ability to bend, kneel, lift, reach, do work and enjoy time with your family. Not to mention, it can make you down right irritable and affect others around you. Why do I have Back Pain? Back pain occurs for a number of reasons, but has a few simple root causes: • Weakness in the spinal and core muscles of the trunk • Poor posture and strain on the spine with slouched sitting • Repetitive injury to muscles and tissues around the spine with poor lifting • Trigger points that may cause pain and dysfunction • Poor coordination of the abdominal, pelvic and back muscles

Most people don’t seek treatment soon enough and continue to suffer with a nagging ache or pain in their back. They may even feel symptoms travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people feel that not much can be done for back pain and use medication to numb the pain to get through the day. However, medication mostly masks the pain and does nothing to address the root cause or source of the problem. Solutions to Back Pain Solutions to Back Pain starts with determining the true cause/SOURCE. A thorough evaluation of your movement, strength, posture, muscles and joints, can reveal a lot about the true origins of your pain. Only then, can the proper plan be formulated to get you out of pain quickly and back to the activities you love. Whether you just tweaked your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing one of our physical therapists can help you return to a more active and pain-free life

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