Most people with chronic back pain long to find out what’s causing their condition. And while only a healthcare professional can accurately diagnose the true cause of back pain, you can play detective by thinking about what you may put your spine through on a daily basis.
According to our team at our Hounslow Family Chiropractic Clinic, people often put their back pain down to a specific event, such as a previous road traffic accident or a nasty fall from years ago. This may be the case; but for the majority of people, back pain is a result of an accumulation of bad habits.
Not getting enough exercise, for example, can be solely responsible for chronic back pain. So can poor posture or regularly sitting down for long periods of time. Frequently wearing high heels or carrying your bag on one shoulder are two other major culprits of long-term back pain.
Whatever the cause of your back pain, taking small actions every day to look after your spine can significantly help to improve your condition.