Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition, with 8 in 10 people experiencing a bout of low back pain at some point in their lives; and we are continuing to see higher levels of chronic pain.

Your back is a very complex structure made up of many small bones, muscles, ligaments and joints that enable stability with movement. The problem is that as backs are so complicated it is often difficult to pinpoint the exact source of your pain.

Sometimes there is an obvious trigger to back pain which could be

  • Bending
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Carrying
  • Slouching
  • Driving- poor position or long drives
  • Overuse
  • Repetitive strains

Sometimes the pain can come on suddenly and a reason can’t be identified. This is usually caused by underlying weakness/muscle imbalances, poor posture and incorrect movement strategies.

The good news is that most back pain is caused by simple sprains, strains or nerve irritation. Chiropractors are highly trained in diagnosing and treating these conditions with manual therapy, nutritional and exercise advice.

Additionally if there is an underlying movement problem causing your back pain, a chiropractor will be able to identify this and prescribe stretches and exercises to help improve the problem.

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