Serious Back Pain from Accident or Injury
The most common back pain causes are a result of lifting something improperly, lifting something too heavy, or being involved in some type of accident or a fall. These injuries can cause misalignment and damage to the spine. The good news, this misalignment of the spine can be corrected, preventing permanent damage if treated by a chiropractor early enough. Examples of this type of back injury; lifting a package at work that is too heavy, lifting a heavy item while you were off-balance, or suffering a serious fall on a slick surface.
Damaging the Spine from Repetitive Motion
Are you sitting at your desk for several hours each day? Recent studies have revealed that staying in the same position for several hours every day can cause degenerative disc pain and spinal disease. When you are seated in the same position for too many hours, you put uneven stress on the vertebra and cause the body in turn to change the shape of the spine. Similarly, repetitive motion will strain the back muscles and vertebra unevenly, resulting in the body overcompensating for that additional stress on the back. Examples of this type of back injury; pitching in baseball, working on a computer all day, jobs involving painting for long hours, professional cleaners who vacuum floors every day.
The Effects of Poor Posture
The more technology is integrated into society, the more people tend to look down towards their electronic devices. Similar to how staying in one position is bad for the back, it can be more damaging if you are holding that poor position frequently. Teenagers are losing that curvature in their necks because they tend to be looking down on a consistent basis. Sitting incorrectly in a chair for extended periods of time can change the curve in the lower back too, causing excessive pressure on the vertebra and bulging of the discs. Once the disc begins to bulge, that pressure on a local nerve can feel like a shooting pain running the length of the leg. Examples of this type of back injury; playing games on a mobile device, leaning forward in a chair while working, watching videos on a smartphone for hours a day.
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