Back pain is very common.
In fact, 8 out of 10 Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives! What’s more interesting are the myths associated with back pain.
Let’s take a look at the actual truth behind these 4 myths.
Myth 1: Back Pain is Expected as You Age
Fact: Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean that back pain is a normal part of aging. No doubt, when people get older, they are more prone to some diseases or illnesses that may lead to back pain.
However, there are always certain precautions that can be taken to alleviate the back pain. For instance, turning to chiropractic care will ensure that your spine remains healthy.
Myth 2: Back Pain Only Affects People who are not Physically Active
Fact: This cannot be further from the truth. Being physically active is one of the ways to make sure your back is strong, but there is no specific way to ensure that your back will continue being fit. Although physical activity is necessary, try and maintain a wholesome diet, reduce stressors around you as well as maintain a correct posture.
Myth 3: It’s Not Hurting Me a Lot – So it Will Probably Sort it Out on its Own
Fact: The level of pain is not a good indicator to determine how badly your back may be affected. More often than not, pain can take a long time to show its true colors post an injury.
So, if you feel that your back pain is bearable now, it may not be in the future, or as and when the inflammation continues to build up. Hence, it’s advisable to have your back looked at by a chiropractor today even if the pain is very mild.
Myth 4: Constant Back Pain Means Surgery is the Only Option
Fact: Constant back pain doesn’t always mean that surgery is the only option. In fact, that should be your last option.
You need to opt for the least invasive treatment. So, your first go-to choice needs to be chiropractic care, drugs next and if they don’t work, then surgery.
You’re probably reading this because you or someone you know is prone to constant back pain. Call Sandstone or schedule your comprehensive exam with x-rays online and we’ll be happy to help you.