The back is composed of many structures, including bones, joints, nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and other soft tissues. As a result, there are many factors that can contribute to the development of pain, including poor posture, injury, age, disease, improper lifting techniques, repetitive motions like bending or twisting, carrying heavy or unbalanced loads, poor ergonomics at work or school, and sleeping on a mattress that's too soft. Chronic stress and even pregnancy can also cause back pain.
Many back pain issues develop when the spine bones (the vertebrae) shift out of their normal alignment, resulting in impingements on nerves that can cause pain and aching throughout the back and even extending into the arms and legs. Chiropractic care uses gentle adjustment techniques to realign the spine so nerve pathways are preserved and impingements are corrected. Plus, regular adjustments and therapeutic exercises help strengthen the spine and rebalance the forces exerted on it to help prevent future impingements and painful symptoms.
Because the back comprises so many structures, the best thing you can do to prevent back pain from occurring is to have regular chiropractic evaluations and adjustments to maintain proper spinal alignment so nerve impingements and other issues can be avoided or corrected in their earliest stages before serious symptoms develop. Other important steps to take include maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular exercise, using proper posture techniques and investing in a good, supportive mattress. It's also important to incorporate ergonomic improvements when possible at work and school, including proper placement of computer equipment and employing proper lifting techniques.
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