Common Causes of Back Pain




Backpain is an extremely


common medical condition globally…






In fact, studies have shown that backpain is the leading cause of absenteeism at work in major cities across the world including Sydney.

These same studies have even gone ahead to suggest that in some years to come, almost 80% of the world’s population will suffer back problems at some point of their lives.


Backpain can be brought about or caused by various reasons including lifestyle and disease.


Some of the most common causes include poor posture, bone loss, sprained ligaments, strained muscles and ruptured disks. Other causes are obesity, arthritis and psychological stress.

Treatment varies according the cause of the pain. For example, if the pain is as a result of a diseased internal organ like the kidney, it will be addressed differently from pain that is as a result of poor posture of sports injury.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is one of the safest and most effective treatment options for back pain and it has consequently gained considerable popularity during the last couple of years. While it is true that a chiropractor treats many other health problems such as shoulder pain, sciatica, and headaches, most people who seek this treatment option are the victims of one kind of back problem or another.

Chiropractic therapy involves various non-invasive methods to relieve and treat backpain other than spinal manipulation, including deep tissue massage and physiotherapy. Exercise, ice pack therapy, active release technique, postural advice and nutrition are also used by chiropractors to help their patients.




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