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 backpainhelp.com, 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.

Smoking

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 www.chiropractorbonitasprings.com or call 239-947-1177 so we can get you on the road to health.

Originally Posted: http://chiropractorbonitasprings.com/blog/b_76876_back_pain_causes_that_may_surprise_you.html

Learning to Listen to Your Body

The human body is a finely tuned machine. It will tell you everything you need to know to maintain it, if you simply learn to listen.

Learning to listen to your own body is to learn to tune into your intuition. When in a consultation getting health advice, take note of how you feel. Does what the practitioner is telling you feel like it rings true for you? Or do you have some resistance? You know your body better than anyone, after all you have lived in it your entire life. If a diagnosis or suggestion for medical care doesn’t sit right with you, there is nothing wrong with questioning or even getting a second opinion. Never make health care decisions that don’t feel right to you or that you feel rushed or pushed to accept.

When you have an ache or a pain, do you automatically reach for a pill? Conditioning has taken place in society and the media over the years repeatedly telling us that is always the answer.

Have an ache or pain? Take a pill. While yes, that may get rid of your pain, the odds are it will come back again and you will need another. Why? Because medications do not actually cure, what they do is cover and mask the symptom temporarily allowing you to feel better and experience relief. While there is nothing wrong with short-term intermittent use, it is far more beneficial in the long run for your overall health to seek out the root cause so that you can cure yourself for good.

Today, most of us are taught from a very young age that if you do not feel well you should go see your medical doctor. While doctors are trained in many aspects of care, medical doctors receive minimal training in nutrition or how the body responds to more natural treatment options outside of pharmaceuticals, which are generally the “go to”.

This is not to say that you should go it alone when it comes to healthcare. There are a multitude of different modalities of healing which can all assist you on your path back to wellness, gently and naturally.

Nutrition Specialists of Florida offer far more than just chiropractic and take great pride in providing the finest care to each patient allowing them to heal naturally, achieve the most optimal results possible. Please call 239-947-1177 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions!

Originally Published: http://chiropractorbonitasprings.com/blog/b_75839_learning_to_listen_to_your_body.html