Back pain is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor. There is an 80 percent chance you will suffer back pain during your lifetime. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) back pain is the leading cause of disability and missed work in the United States and results in $50 billion annually in costs. Common causes of back pain are due to joint problems, muscle spasm, pinched nerve, bulging disc,and herniated disc. Symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, cramping and loss of coordination. With healthy habits and proper care, the frequency of back pain could be decreased.
With today's growing emphasis on reducing costs for back pain treatment, prevention is most cost effective. Following these top tips can help prevent back pain:
Source: American Chiropractic Association. Tips for back pain prevention.
If you still have back pain after following these tips, a visit to your doctor of chiropractic is recommended for proper evaluation and spine manipulation may be necessary.