Every day the struggle to survive seems to be getting harder for many of us. This struggle causes us to have stress, depression and pains in our bodies which we can barely explain how we acquired them. People tend to over work to make ends meet working two or more jobs. Others are workaholics; working one job but always at work. Back pains are a common ailment in our society today. They are usually as a result of our life style as we will see here.
Types of back pains
Back pains are categorized into two, lower and upper back pains. This is because of the position of the back where they occur. Upper back pains occur in the upper back at the shoulder level and the shoulder blades. Lower back pains occur in the lower back just below the shoulder blades. Lower back pain also referred as Lumbago is the most common of the two types.
Causes of back pain
Back pains are caused by many reasons but the most common of all include:
Lifting of heavy objects – We should not lift very heavy objects that cause our back muscles and spine to strain.
Diseases – there are certain diseases that cause back pains. They include scoliosis, osteoporosis and arthritis.
Obesity – being too heavy such that our spine cannot carry our weight effectively causes back pains.
Injury to the back – injury caused by falling or being hit on the back will cause back pains.
Lack of exercise – failure to regularly exercise will result to back pains especially when we sit a lot.
Relieving back pain
The best method for relieving back pain is by physical therapy or seeing an Appleton Chiropractor. Some of the methods are;
Exercise – easy exercises that will work the back can be used to relieve back pain. Make sure they are recommended by a therapist.
Pain relievers – these are drugs that can be bought over the counter or given by a doctor.
Heat or ice therapy – applying heat or ice to the aching region can help relieve the pain in the area.
Bed rest – if your back feels much better when you lie down a bed rest might be all you need to get better.
Massage – massages and pressure point stimulation will also help relieve back aches. They should however only be carried out by a trained therapist.
When are back pains dangerous?
Back pains can be dangerous when they are caused by diseases for example arthritis. These kind of pains are severe and should be treated by a doctor immediately. Back pains can also be dangerous when they persist. If you try home therapy and the symptoms don’t subsidize seek medical attention immediately. Back pains experienced with any other accompanying symptoms also can be dangerous and should be taken care of immediately.
Even in the struggles of everyday life we should always keep our bodies in top notch health for the sake of tomorrow don’t you agree?
Do you have back pain Appleton? Get help from a chiropractor today!