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What Is Causing My Back Pain?

Posted by Florida Spine and Injury | Aug 31, 2018 1:46:45 PM

"What is causing my back pain?" is probably one of the most common questions physicians get from their patients who are suffering from soreness, stabbing pains, or stiffness in their back. 

Some individuals know the exact cause of their suffering, while others can't seem to fathom why it is happening to them. 

Therefore, we are writing this blog to help individuals who are in pain. Not only do I think you deserve some insight into the many potential causes of back pain, I also want to help you avoid common risk factors that can lead to more severe or even chronic back pain. 

If you are already suffering, I will also touch on what doctor you need to go see immediately and why they are the best option when dealing with the spine and non-visible musculoskeletal injuries in general. 


Article Table of Contents:

Potential Causes of Your Back Injury and Pain

We understand that suffering from Back pain can be torturous. Not only do you have to live with the constant debilitating pain, but it can cause you to miss important time at work, cancel fun social engagements, and have a real negative effect on living a healthy and active life. 

The primary causes of back pain can be broken down into two categories. The first being acute back pain, which means that a sudden trauma caused the injury to your back and has resulted in your pain and suffering. The second is chronic back pain. This typically means that your back pain is ongoing and has been prevalent for more than 12 weeks. 

The causes of these two categories often differ because acute pain often stems from one specific incident, like a car accident, slip and fall, or sprain, and chronic back pain is typically caused by something you have been doing your whole life that led up to this suffering, like bad posture or sleeping on a bad pillow for years. 


Some additional causes for back pain are listed below: 

  • Strained Muscles or Ligaments
  • Bad Posture
  • Sedentary Lifestyle 
  • Poor Mattress
  • Car or Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Sports Injury
  • Slip and Fall Injury 
  • Slipped or Herniated Disc
  • Lifting Heavy Weight
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
Regardless of how your pain started, we want to help you recover and get back to your normal life and activities. 
Chiropractor Explaining the Causes of Back Pain

Risk Factors That Could Potentially Lead to Back Pain

Unfortunately, there are some causes of back pain that are unavoidable, like genetics, pregnancy, or old age, but below is a list of potential factors that can lead to back pain that can be avoided by making lifestyle changes. 

If you fall into any of these categories and do not make a change while you still can, there is a good chance that at some point you will experience back pain due to damage over the years.

Whether a disc slips out of place, or you suffer from a misalignment, you need to take action to better yourself while you still are able and free of pain. 

What Kind of Doctor Can Help Reduce Back Pain? 

Most individuals will see their general physician and inform them about their back pain.

Free Back Pain Chiropractic Consultation

While these doctors are extremely valuable and important in helping people get better and recover from a variety of illnesses, they do not specialize in back pain, neck pain, or other types of musculoskeletal injuries. 

In fact, many doctors will prescribe their patient's muscle relaxers or other harmful pain medications and opioids. This may be a temporary solution to pain because it will mask the symptoms, but it is not a permanent or natural solution. 

The root of the problem was not addressed, and unless you are treated, you will become dependent on those dangerous pain medications for relief. 

Instead, we recommend all individuals suffering from back pain see a Chiropractor.

Chiropractic doctors work specifically with the musculoskeletal system and work to fix misalignments in the back so their patients get pain relief quickly, safely, and naturally. 

Schedule A Free Consultation Today

If you are suffering from back pain, or if you want to be proactive and take preventative measures against future back pain, you need to schedule your Free Consultation with the Top Florida Back Pain Chiropractor today.

Simply click on the button below now! 

Topics: chiropractic care, back pain

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