Common Back Pain Causes

Many Americans live with some varying degree of back pain, and any back pain is too much pain to have to deal with.

Our sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy eating and lack of exercise put us in a terrible predisposition to struggle with pain. Back pain comes in all forms, whether it flares up immediately because of an injury or develops slowly over time. Poor posture tends to be the biggest culprit, followed by age, weight, and accidents that can cause us to suffer. Whether you sit behind a computer all day or work in a warehouse, everyday life can be difficult to manage when dealing with any back pain at all. Chiropractic care can be a lifesaver and help with several back-related pain issues. If you live with any pain at all, you owe it to yourself to try chiropractic treatment for back pain.

Here are some of the most common back-related ailments and the benefits of chiropractic care.


This is one of the most common back issues that Americans struggle with daily. It usually starts with a disk issue in the lower back (often herniated) and when a vertebra wears down or slips out of place, that pressure causes the soft disk to push on the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the longest in the body and starts in the lower spine and runs down to each foot. The symptoms often include pain that radiates from the lower back down one or both legs with the distance down the leg varying. The pain can range from a mild ache to sharp and severe, while numbness, tingling, and weakness are common as well. Chiropractic care is often the best solution when over-the-counter, and home remedies fail to work for long periods of time.

Neck Pain/Headaches

Many Americans suffer from neck strain and headaches that are brought on by poor posture day in and day out. Staring at a computer screen all day with improper ergonomics puts a great deal of stress on the muscles and joints in the neck and supporting areas. The human head weighs roughly 10lbs, and when we sit with poor posture, the pressure that is created can cause serious problems ranging from subluxations of the vertebrae to muscle spasms. Seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis can help minimize the pain caused by our sedentary lifestyles. While the long-term fix to these problems in posture correction with the help of consistent chiropractic adjustments.  

Low Back Pain

Caused by a variety of reasons, low back pain is often just considered a part of life due to the how common it is. Even just sleeping in the wrong position at night can cause a misalignment of the spine resulting in pain. Dull, sharp, chronic or acute, low back pain knows no limits and can affect anyone. Whether the cause of pain is muscular or skeletal, a good chiropractor can find the root of the problem and correct the abnormalities and get you back to living pain-free.


Not all back pain is caused from the spine, sometimes the major joints of the hips, knees, and shoulders can be out of place. Misaligned hips can put a strain on the low back muscles causing pain. Knees can force the body to compromise and stress the spine, while shoulders can do the same with the upper back. A chiropractor will recognize the cause of the problem if it stems from the surrounding joints and corrects the issues.

Any back pain can be debilitating, and with many simple solutions available, you owe it to yourself to correct the problem instead of living with it. At BackFit Health+Spine, we specialize in proven chiropractic care that helps our patients get back to living their lives to the fullest pain-free. To learn more about the options available to you at any of our seven Valley locations, visit

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