Low back pain is the number one reason people worldwide visit their doctor and miss work.
If you've dealt with it in the past (or maybe even right now), you know back pain can change your life in an instant.
Not being able to enjoy hobbies, difficulty in your ability to work, and a sneaking suspicion that you may never get "back to normal" are all normal when you're experiencing a bout of back pain.
So why do so many people struggle with back pain?
In many cases, your daily habits are a big contributor to your back pain.
Repetitive stress, nagging injuries, a diet filled with inflammatory foods, and a lack of daily exercise and movement can contribute to an increased likelihood of back pain.
Here are the three most common causes of back pain:
For over 80% of us, back pain will be something we deal with at some point in our lives.
While it may feel like you'll never get back to your old self, chances are you will!
An overwhelming majority of people recover from back pain naturally or with a little additional help from a chiropractor.
Remember, even if you typically recover by taking it easy for a few days, it's still a smart decision to visit a chiropractor to discover the specific steps you can take to reduce your individual chances of experiencing back pain in the future.
Back Pain Symptoms and Causes. Mayo Clinic. 2020.