Lower back pain can be caused by severe injuries, such as herniated discs, muscle-ligament sprains, or inflamed joints in the spine. But did you know that the daily grind of the typical office can also cause back pain? The sedentary life of desk jobs can wreak havoc of your lower back, weakening core muscles and reducing flexibility. According to the National Academy of Sport Medicine, research has found that 85 percent of U.S. adults will have low back pain in their lifetime.
The main culprits for pain are muscle imbalances, which lead to poor flexibility, thus increasing your chance for injury. For example, most of our jobs today require individuals to sit down for long periods of time. Tightness of the hip flexors (muscles that are at the front of your hips), hamstrings, and calf muscles caused by prolonged sitting abnormally affect movement of the hips, arms, and legs. And since muscles are linked like a chain, tight muscles stress joints towards arthritis and decrease function.
Finding a well-trained doctor who can diagnose pain caused by tight or weak muscles is important. Research has shown chiropractic care to be highly effective in the treatment and alleviation of pain caused by muscle and joint stiffness.
The right chiropractor will not only stretch and adjust joints, but will guide you into a healthier lifestyle that will allow you to independently maintain flexibility and strength, with less pain. Think of your body like a bank account. Every time you go to work, pick up the kids, stress over any little thing, not eat well, or don’t get enough rest, you are taking money out of your account. When you exercise, rest, take time to pray, make healthy food choices, and get adjusted, you are putting money back into the bank. Pain results when you overdraw your account. Find a chiropractor that will help you maintain a healthy balance.
Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center has offices in North Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Plantation. To schedule an appointment, call at 866-465-3766.