With 80% of us experiencing back pain at some point during our lives, it’s pretty important that we are clued up on it! There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, so our Southend chiropractor sorts the myths from the facts once and for all:
Myth 1: You Need the Firmest Mattress Possible.
You may experience more back pain if your mattress is too firm since it puts more strain on heavy points like the hips and shoulders. On the other hand, a mattress that is too soft may lack the support required to allow proper movement.
Myth 2: Back Pain Is Caused By Exercise.
This is probably the biggest back pain myth of all! It goes without saying that if you don’t work out at all and then you attempt a marathon, you’re probably going to pick up an injury, but regular exercise is one of the best ways to keep your spine strong and healthy and to reduce your risk of developing/ worsening back pain.
Myth 3: Back Pain Is An Unavoidable Side-Effect Of Getting Older.
Getting older does not have to be painful! While there are certain natural changes that come with an aging body, staying physically active will help to keep your body strong, limber and flexible. Exercises such as T’ai Chi, Pilates and yoga are gentle yet effective ways to help your body age with ease and comfort. No matter how old you are, you do not have to live with back pain!
Myth 4: Your Back Pain Came Out Of Nowhere.
If you suffer with back pain, you may believe that one wrong twist or awkward movement was the sole cause of your injury. But in reality, your problem is likely the result of several other factors such as overdoing a workout, using poor technique when lifting heavy objects or bad posture. Remember that your spine is designed to provide strength and flexibility and so back pain almost never comes “out of nowhere”.
So there you have it – the truth about back pain!
Our team are always on hand to answer any questions you have, so feel free to get in touch with us for help and advice.
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