About 8% of American adults experience chronic back pain that limits some of their everyday activities. If you’re one of them, you may wonder why you wound up being part of the unlucky percentage. The patients we treat at our center for back pain treatment in Orange Park, FL, typically have problems due to one of these five issues.
Muscle Atrophy: Without good musculature, you lack the strength and stability to properly support your back, which leads to wear and tear over time. You don’t need to be a bodybuilder, but if you get the little exercise that engages your back muscles and helps them stay fit, you’re more likely to suffer from chronic pain.
Poor Posture: How you sit, stand, and move greatly affects your body’s condition over time. If you spend a lot of time in unhealthy positions, you’re straining yourself in a way that may result in the need for pain management later.
Trauma: Unfortunately, many patients come to us because they were injured in an auto collision, slip and fall incident, or another accident. Even if they didn’t originally hurt their back, they might overcompensate for an injured part during recovery and end up straining their back unintentionally.
Overuse and Repetition: The little things you do everything can put a lot of stress on your body. If you’re frequently performing an awkward motion (like lifting things) or using a strange posture (like sitting hunched over a keyboard), you may become hurt eventually.
Aging: Back pain treatment may, unfortunately, become necessary as you get older as old injuries and everyday strain catch up to you. Some people are also more genetically prone to it.