How much do you really know about back pain? The solutions for healing the spine or maintaining the spine are usually not straightforward. Many find it is a long and winding road to getting an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Let us shed some light on 3 of the more common myths about back pain.
Myth: I’m Physically Active, Back Pain Won’t Be a Problem for Me
Fact: Staying physically fit is one of the best things you can do to keep your back healthy, but it is not an assurance that you will never experience back pain. It is true that a healthy spine needs a regular regimen of stretching, strengthening and aerobic conditioning exercises, however, eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet, lowering stressors in your life and maintaining proper posture are all necessary too.
Myth: Back Pain is a Normal Part of Aging
Fact: While getting older is a normal part of life, adding back pain to your life isn’t normal. Aging may make you more susceptible to certain illnesses or diseases to which back pain may be a symptom, but regular chiropractic care can diminish it and keep your spine healthy.
Myth: I Must Be Very Careful to Protect My Back to Avoid Further Pain
Fact: Many people with back pain actually overprotect their backs and, as a result, are more prone to injury and pain due to lack of conditioning. Unless your doctor tells you differently, protect your back with proper posture, body mechanics and appropriate physical therapy instruction to ensure that you are exercising correctly.
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