What Causes Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common ailments Americans suffer from. The degree of pain can range from causing a temporary disruption in daily activities to a chronic ongoing condition.

 

Common Causes of Back Pain

Just as there is a range of pain associated with back problems, so too are the reasons that cause the problem in the first place. Common causes include:

  • Injury: Back injury can result from any type of accident such as being involved in a car crash or while engaging in a recreational or any other physical activity.
  • Stress: Stress causes a rise in both blood pressure and heart rate, which leads to a tightening of the muscles including those in the lower back which results in pain. The stress can be due to either emotional or physical origins.
  • Overuse and Strain:  Anything done in excess or improperly such as lifting without bending at the knees can result in back pain.
  • Nerve related: Diseases and/or degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, spinal misalignments and conditions related to aging in which the spinal canal narrows are other factors that cause pain in the back.

 

Diagnosis and Proper Treatment is Critical

A thorough and precise diagnosis is necessary in order to determine the most effective course of treatment to use. At Firoini Chiropractic Center, after a full evaluation of your unique set of circumstances, we will create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you work towards recovery and avoid serious and chronic health problems. Call us at 850-656-2200 for a free consultation