Back & Neck Plus: Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

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Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously? If left untreated, chronic back pain can lead to long-term spinal, joint, and possibly nerve damage. 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 every day activities and cause you to spend less time with your family. And, it can make you down right irritable and affect your loved ones as well. Why Do I Have Back Pain? Back pain occurs for a number of reasons, but here are a few simple root causes: • Weakness in the spinal and core muscles of the trunk. • Poor posture and strain on the spine from slouched sitting. • Repetitive injury to muscles around the spine from improper lifting. of the spine, hips and muscles of the thighs.

Many people don’t look for treatment options soon enough and continue suffering with aches or pains in their back. Symptoms may even travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people feel that they are stuck with their back pain and use medication to help them get through the day. However, medication mostly hides the pain and does little to address the root cause of the problem. Solutions to Back Pain. Treating back pain starts with determining the true cause. A complete evaluation of your movement, strength, posture and joint mobility can tell 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 therapy specialists can help you return to a more active and pain-free life.

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