Up to 80% of people experience back pain at some time or another. Most assume it is caused through injury, however the most common reasons are general activities such as poor posture or bending and lifting the wrong way.
We rely heavily on the strength of our spine to support our weight and when our spine is out of position or has a weakness, it irritates the nerves and causes pain and discomfort. Chiropractors help realign the spine to enable normal functioning.
Here are some things you can do to prevent back pain:
- Avoid sudden bending, twisting or abrupt movements
- Adopt correct posture especially when sitting at work
- Ensure your bed mattress is appropriate for your build
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid high heel shoes.