The Myths of Low Back Injury
As we grow and life moves forward, our knowledge of the body increases. We are able to dispel some common misconceptions about pain and treatment because of this. Most common are the assumption that those with “back breaking” jobs, the one’s who dig ditches or lay tile or work the docks all day long, they are most susceptible to low back injury.
Injury is not a sole cause to back pain; however, most complaints at the physician’s office that do not specify a fall or very specific causation are typically viewed as temporary and self-resolving. Unfortunately, something “self-resolving” can actually prove to be chronic and ongoing if not treatment proactively.
What Can You Do?
1. Get Active
Data shows us that those with a sedentary lifestyle; truck drivers and office staff; are at equal risk. This is the #1 source of weakness induced low back injury.
2. Reduce Stress
The #2 source of back pain in general is emotional stress. No matter the trigger, it is substantially important to minimize stress and increase self-care methods. “Me time” is no longer just a privilege of the Executive Employer. It is clear that todays parent, admin support staff, and student is more in need of regularly scheduled “me time” than any. These types of daily workers are at the top of the stress chain and require relaxation, exercise, therapy, massage and chiropractic care.
3. Mindless Movement
The #3 top common reason for low back injury – mindless movement. Improper exercise, picking up something using the wrong area of the body, sudden twists and turns, impractical shoes, or incorrect breathing and posture are all examples of mindless movement. It is easy to do any of these at any given time throughout the day. At times, these mindless movements can add up to one very big issue. If not treated proactively, one issue can become a chronic ongoing source of pain.
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