Millions of people across the world suffer from back pain. While back pain can be a result of overuse, accident, or injury, there are a number of less commonly known causes of the pain in your back. It is important to be familiar with these so that when you are experiencing back pain, you can hopefully figure out a way to remedy the pain.
Lack of Sufficient Exercise
Exercise aids in the building of muscle tone that is needed to support the back properly. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, you may end up gaining weight that may place strain on your back. Therefore, it is important to ensure you are incorporating strength training and cardiovascular exercises into your fitness routine several days each week. Ideally, you should try to focus on both your back and ab muscles.
Your Office Chair
When you stay in a single position for a long period of time, you can experience back pain. Therefore, if you have an office job and are required to sit at a desk or in front of a computer for an extended time, it is no surprise that your back may be suffering. If you do not have a supportive office chair, your chair is particularly uncomfortable, or you fail to get up and around every so often throughout the day, your back is going to feel the pain.
Your Cell Phone
When you hold your cell phone up against your ear with your shoulder, your neck can sustain significant strain. Unfortunately, this neck strain can extend down into your back. One way to reduce this strain is to use headphones so that you can maintain correct posture when using your cell phone while multi-tasking and on long phone calls. You should also pay attention to your posture when texting or gaming on your cell phone, as bending your neck to look down at your cell phone for long periods of time can cause very similar pain in the neck and back.
Worn Out/Old Shoes
If you are one of those people that wear your shoes until they have holes in them and no tread on the bottom of them, then you may have some back pain as a result of it. If you have a job that requires you to spend a significant time in a single pair of shoes, it is imperative that you ensure that the soles remain in good shape and that they are 100 percent supportive. Proper arch support is essential. Without sufficient arch support, you may suffer back pain as a result of your gait being impacted.
If you are dealing with significant back pain, you should consult with a chiropractor who can help you determine the root cause of your pain and determine the best course of treatment for it.
To get started, reach out to a local chiropractor.