Why is My Back Pain Not Going Away?
Lingering back pain is something you don’t want to have to deal with, ever. Yet, in many cases, people will try to ignore lingering back which is not resolving on its own. This is NOT the right way to go about things. If you find yourself experiencing lingering back pain, you’ll want to contact us to be seen by one of our doctors. With that being said, let’s explore some of the various reasons your back pain may be lingering longer than you’d like.
Past Injuries Which Have Not Fully Healed
If you’ve experienced a past injury which was never allowed to fully heal you may be expiring back pain due to said injury. Past injuries have a way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. It could be due to the way you stretched, the way you sat, or even the way you tripped while walking. Anything can set off an old injury, which is why it’s so important to properly rehabilitate your injuries to avoid issues in the future.
Chronic inflammation can be the cause of many issues, yet inflammation has a unique way of affecting nerves more often than not. When our body is inflamed, our nerves are inflamed, and our back, neck and spine have a large amount of nerves; you may experience pain. This could be caused by an underlying condition, ;lifestyle, diet, etc… It’s best to address this issue with a series of specialists as it may be due to a few different issues.
Repetitive motion, such as swinging a golf club all day, chopping wood, lifting heavy objects, etc… can all cause back pain to arise. If you don’t allow yourself to take a rest, you run the risk of causing permanent damage. This is not ideal and it’s yet another reason why you shouldn’t overdo it when it comes to work, sports, or activities. We all need time to recoup and recover. If you find your back pain not resolving after taking a week off, contact your doctor, or contact us and we’ll see how we can help.
Not Resting Properly
AS state dabove, rest is very important if you’re an active person. We all need at least around 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Without proper rst, our bodies cannot heal properly. Give yourself the rest you deserve and sleep a full night. See how this makes a difference and you may be impressed.
Improper Sleeping Positions
Sleeping in awkward positions can cause you to experience neck, back, and spine pain. Try to sleep in the best position for you and see if that improves your back pain. Sometimes, objects on your bed, a new pet, or even the laundry you didn’t fold yet which is laying on your bed can cause you to experience back pain from sleeping in a strained position.
Always See Your Medical Provider if Back Pain Lasts Longer than a Week
To echo the statements at the beginning of this post: if you’re not seeing improvement in your back pain after a week, please see your doctor or contact us to see how we can help. We’re here to guide you on your journey towards health and wellness once again. Feel free to contact us using the form below and we’ll be sure to have you seen by one of our amazing medical professionals as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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