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The bipedal posture of humans carries many benefits for us, but alternatively, this standing posture also adds pressure on the spine as well as other bones and surrounding muscles of the body. Together with an individual’s improper sitting position and the natural wear and tear degeneration of tissues through age, it’s not uncommon for individual’s to develop symptoms of back pain. In fact, back pain is considered to be the second most common cause people seek medical attention, only next to upper-respiratory infections. According to some experts, as many as 80% of individuals may experience back complications at some point in their lives.

Many people frequently experience back complications resulting from their everyday life routines. Back injuries can range from a sharp pain to a dull ache, typically associated with symptoms of tingling, numbness, and/or burning sensations. Other symptoms include muscle weakness, or pain, numbness, and tingling in the lower back, pelvis, buttocks, and thighs, a condition known as sciatica. While a majority of back complications can be considered minor injuries that usually heal within a day or two, some complications can be caused by more serious injuries or conditions that often develops into chronic back pain.

Although back pain and its associated symptoms is common among the population, treating your injury or condition is crucial for individuals to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Chiropractic care focuses on the structure and function of the human body, primarily that of the spine. A chiropractor can diagnose a possible injury or condition causing back complications and determine the most appropriate treatment for each individual using spinal adjustments, manual manipulation and occasionally, recommending exercise and dietary lifestyle changes to improve a person’s wellbeing. Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective treatment for back pain as well as other types of pain.

Additionally, before relying on chiropractic care for diagnosing and treating a back complication, the common injuries or conditions relating to back pain can be prevented in a variety of ways.

First, maintaining a healthy diet and weight are important towards preventing back pain. The spine functions to support our body and additional weight can add further pressure and stress on the bones of the spine. Also, avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest and staying active will ensure the muscles around the spine remain strong and flexible without shortening or stiffening and always remember to warm up or stretch before exercising or participating in other physical activities to avoid further injuries. Maintaining a proper posture, wearing comfortable, low-heeled shoes, and sleeping on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in the spine, are also recommended to prevent back pain and other symptoms. Then, when lifting heavy objects, make sure to lift with your knees, keeping objects close to the body, and not twisting when lifting, can help avoid injury or aggravating a prior condition. And finally, receiving chiropractic treatment even before the presence of any back symptoms can help maintain the proper function of the spine and other structures within the body.  

By Dr. Alex Jimenez



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