Back Pain Causes that May Surprise You

While all pain is distracting and detracts from your quality of life, if you have ever experienced back pain, you know that it can put you completely out of commission. When your back hurts, it feels like everything hurts and it makes even the most ordinary tasks of everyday living difficult if not impossible. 

A recent survey, conducted by, found that activities like housework, driving, sex and working became next to impossible for those with back pain. 

26% of the study group had to quit housework entirely

22% said it caused them to stop working or studying

35% freely admitted that backache pain caused them be in a bad mood and lose their tempers more easily.

The good news is that you can avoid sacrificing necessary life activities by getting regular chiropractic adjustments. You do not have to live with constant pain. 

Though back pain may have a specific identifiable inception point such as a trip or fall, aches and pains can appear almost out of the blue leaving you to question “What did I do to myself?”

Here are the top-ranking reasons patients end up with non-identifiable source back pain:

Intermittent Strenuous Exercise

Weekend warriors are far more likely to injure their backs during sports or in the gym than those who work out all week. Pushing your body to go hard when the core strength isn’t there often can lead to injury.

Lifting and Carrying Children

As your child ages, they grow and increase in weight. That once adorable little 10lb bundle of joy is now 40lbs. That is a far greater strain on your back. Proper lifting with your shoulders over your pelvis is important, twisting when lifting a wiggling child is a quick path to back injury.


Spinal discs deteriorate much faster in people who smoke. The faster they degenerate, the sooner and more likely that you are going to have back pain. 

Moving “The Wrong Way”

Twisting even just slightly “the wrong way” can cause micro trauma to their lower back. Repeating this cumulatively may lead to a damaged spine.

Insomnia and lack of sleep

Your spinal discs need around 6-7 hours of sleep a night in order to properly hydrate. When you are awake, the water supply on your backbone depletes very quickly.

You need a new mattress

It’s important to sleep with your spine straight and vertebrae properly aligned. Ditch mattresses that dip in the center. They force your backbone to bend abnormally throughout the night. This can cause back pain. Additionally, the pillow you choose should support your head and further help to keep your spine in good alignment.

Following these tips can help keep your spine in good health. Regular adjustments also help to ensure your back stays in good shape. Come visit Nutrition Specialists of Florida or call 239-947-1177 so we can get you on the road to health.

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