Did you know that lower back problems affect about 40% of people at some point in their lives? It happens to people of all ages, race, genders and so much more. Most of the time, these problems are caused by simple mistakes or bad habits. The good news is that most of these problems are quickly reversible and you can easily and quickly eliminate the pain.
So what are the most common causes of lower back pain?
In most episodes of low back pain, a specific underlying cause is often not identified. The pain is often associated with problems such as muscle or joint strain. For the “average person”, lower back pain usually stems from poor posture. In today’s world, most of us have office jobs and work while sitting in a chair, in front of our desks, for prolonged periods of time. We tend to slouch our backs forward while typing on the keyboard and even while performing the simple tasks given to us at hand. We lean back when we sit and fail to sit up straight, thus contributing even more to our bad posture. This has become a habit picked up by people around the world and is responsible for causing numerous lower back problems.
Another problem which many people have, comes from a lack of exercise and poor posture. Never before in history has there been such an increase in sedentary lifestyles and overweight individuals. That’s because, once again, we have taken upon desk jobs. In our leisure time, we choose not to seek activities that contribute t our overall health and wellness. We have become sedentary individuals. Most people follow a typical 9 to 5 work routine where they get home, they’re tired, they eat, watch TV, kill some time and go to sleep. Most people lack the time, energy, and motivation to perform at least 30 minutes of physical exercise per day. This can cause numerous damages to a person’s lower back. First of all, if a person is overweight, they are carrying excess bodyweight with them. They are applying unnecessary stress on their knees and back. If a person fails to exercise, chances are, they have a weak core. If they fail to walk tall, sit tall, and overall maintain proper posture, along with their excess weight and weak core, they’re lower back works to maintain their core. Thus providing it with unnecessary weight, force, and stress as well.
So what is the solution to these simple lower back pain problems?
Many of these lower back pain problems can be fixed with weight loss, proper exercise, and a habit to fix and develop proper posture. For a lot of people, if the problem persists, they tend to retreat to pain killing medications as a solution to their problem. However, if the problem still occurs, we highly advise that you seek professional care through the help of Laredo Family Health Center and visit with one of our skilled Laredo chiropractors.
At Laredo Family Health Center our Laredo Chiropractor looks forward to helping our patients solve their lower back pain problems for good. We dig deep into the root and underlying cause of your problems, and through specialized chiropractic treatments, solve them.
Call Laredo Family Health Center today to find out how you can benefit from our services.