Why Does My Back Hurt?

Why Does My Back Hurt?

The US Department of Labor estimates that 100 million work days per year are lost due to low back pain.

Carrying the kids on your back, cleaning the floors, pulling weeds, carrying groceries. Lifting and twisting or worse yet, sitting all day long at a desk working on a computer.  Add to this a slip and fall or a previous car wreck and it is not hard to see why studies show that nearly 80% of Americans will suffer from low back pain at some point in their life.  Many times back pain starts after bending over to pick up something small like a pencil.  It isn’t the pencil causing your back to hurt, but rather your low back’s structure (muscles, bones, joints and discs) has lost its normal function and therefore, could not provide the necessary support to your spine.

Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in finding the cause of your lower back pain.  Combining spinal adjustments with proper exercises and stretches and a well balanced diet are key to reducing and eliminating your low back pain.  Doctors of Chiropractic are the specialists in treating low back pain.

Resource: Chiropractic Wellness Volume 8 issue 3