Published on May 1, 2021
Why Does My Back Hurt?
Whether you’re dealing with chronic or acute back pain, one thing is certain-continuing to take pain medication to get through your day isn’t a long-term solution.
At our practice, we dive deep to uncover the root cause of your problem while developing a care plan that serves you and your unique needs.
If you’re not sure what’s causing your back pain, here are a few common culprits we see often.
1. Bad posture. Keeping your spine properly positioned all day is hard work. For most of us, slouching happens when we use our phones, computers or even watch television. When we fall out of proper posture, the muscles in your back can start to hurt.
2. Scoliosis. Our spine has a natural curve-but some people have an additional curvature that can cause problems. Scoliosis can be mild, moderate, or severe.
3. Your mattress. How long have you been sleeping on your current mattress? If it’s been longer than 7 years, your mattress has likely lost its support and it may be time to purchase a new one.
4. Old injuries. Have you ever been in a car accident? Or played sports? Injuries that are months, years and even decades old can cause problems present day. Why? It’s possible that if the injury never had the chance to heal properly, your body overcompensated for the injury, resulting in problems today that are finally expressing themselves. Fortunately, identifying the root cause of the injury can often lead to success in care.
5. Stress. When you’re stressed, your muscles tighten. If chronic stress is a part of your life, so are tight muscles around the clock. As you can imagine, tense muscles that last for weeks on end can easily cause pain in the body.