It Is A Pain In The… Back

Back pain is ubiquitous. Some people suffer from chronic back pain which can render them flat on the floor for days on end. Luckily for most of us, we don’t experience that level of pain. But the amount of time we spend on computers at work and at home means that many of us experience some sort of back pain and possibly on a regular basis.

In the US alone more than 264 million workdays a year are lost to back pain. Think about that in terms of productivity. If you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t get back pain – you’re in the minority. Only 20% of us don’t get some sort of back pain at some point in their lives.

But the truth is, pain is not a way of life – and physical therapy Brandon FL will tell you very clearly that it does not have to be part of who you are.

A chiropractor can help deal with the symptoms of backache – but as with all of these things, prevention is better than cure. Working with a therapist to deal with the symptoms when they occur and then finding ways of dealing with them so they don’t reoccur is the most positive way to deal with back pain.

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If you have a desk based job try and keep on the move. One of the big positives is inexpensive standing desks. These no longer cost a fortune and most offer the option to stand for a while and then easily to switch back to sitting when you’re fatigued.

The spinal column is essential to your long term wellness. It is critical to your long term good health and any other illness will be exacerbated by a bad back. Look after it.