Did you know that back pain is one of the most common medical complaints? According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), about half of all working Americans experience back pain each year! And almost all of us will have back pain at some point in our lives. In fact, the number one reason patients flock to ChiroCenter is because they are seeking relief from back pain. Although back pain sometimes goes away without treatment, it’s usually a difficult and frustrating problem.
So What Causes Back Pain?
Muscle strain, ligament sprain, ruptured discs, fractures, and irritated joints can all cause back pain. These can occur during a sports injury, car accident, or heavy lifting; but occasionally, even something really simple, like picking up a pencil from the floor can lead to injury! Also, arthritis, obesity, poor posture and stress, can cause or exacerbate your pain. Rarely, back pain can be a symptom of a serious underlying condition, such as disease of the internal organs, blood clots, or bone loss.