Fyzical Is Back Pain Slowing You Down? (14x8.5) Newsletter

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BACK PAIN CAN HINDER your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. populationwill suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. WH AT CAU S E S BAC K PA I N ? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

• Limited hip, spine, & thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic, & back muscle coordination

• Spinal & core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle & tissue damage • Improper lifting form

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing— except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause.

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