What Does it Mean When Your Back Hurts Everyday?
When your back hurts everyday, it can be hard to focus on your daily routine, and it happens fairly often that all your attention gets focused instead on the pain or discomfort you’re feeling. However, what does it actually mean when your back hurts everyday, and the back pain never seems to subside or go away on its own? Is this a sign that you have a serious back issue?
If you’ve recently sustained some kind of lower back injury, you’ll know what it was that is causing your daily aches and pains, and you should discuss that with your chiropractor. However, it’s entirely possible that you haven’t experienced any kind of traumatic back injury lately, and you’ve just started noticing a persistent lower back pain that refuses to go away. Here are some reasons why you may have developed that ongoing back pain, and why your back hurts everyday.
Improper body mechanics
Some people use poor mechanics when lifting heavy objects, and it can put a serious strain on their lower back. Here are some ways you can avoid improper body mechanics:
- don’t twist during the lifting process
- if an object is extremely heavy, you should get some assistance when lifting
- use all the strongest muscles of your lower body (the legs), so that you don’t put undue stress and strain on the lower back
- maintain good posture and keep objects close to the body when lifting, rather than extending them outward from the body.
Poor work habits
There are a number of bad habits you can develop at the workplace which can cause a flare up of back pain, which will generally be succeeded by more and more tension. You can reduce the stress you undergo at work and develop better work habits by observing the following:
- discuss serious issues with a close friend or relative
- write in a journal because this can be as effective as talking to someone
- use stress management to improve emotional factors
- try to perform an enjoyable activity every day
- when you get home from work each day, take a few minutes to sit quietly and unwind from the stresses of the day
- if you have sustained any kind of back stress or strain, do some research so that you can understand the nature of the injury, because you can then eliminate back pain by taking appropriate measures.
It’s extremely helpful to engage yourself in good exercise somewhere between three and five times every week, because this will help maintain strength and flexibility. People who are in bad physical condition tend to be more susceptible to back injuries than those who are more physically fit. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to keep your back flexible and ready for the rigors of the day.
One of the most prevalent causes of lower back pain is poor posture, and you can prevent this by having greater postural awareness, and making changes to your daily lifestyle. Here are some of the tips you should keep in mind which are strongly associated with good posture:
- position yourself very near to your work, and keep work objects at a comfortable height
- keep your head and shoulders erect and balanced, while standing up straight and looking directly forward
- practice good posture and proper body mechanics at all times
- avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time, and try to break up these periods with changes in position or rest breaks.
If you’re suffering from back pain, give our office a call at 970-286-7793 to schedule an initial evaluation. Chiropractic care is highly effective in treating back pain.